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Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, and formerly the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. On the evening shift, he was part of the on-air team that won a 2016 "Best of the Best" award from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, for news coverage of the fatal Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia. Patrick's field reporting was previously recognized by the Garden State Journalists Association during a three-year stint anchoring middays at WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes. He broke into radio on WTSR-FM at The College of New Jersey, and holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from TCNJ. As a professional actor in his childhood, Patrick appeared in Disney's “Beauty & the Beast” on Broadway from 1994 to 1996. He now resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Kristen, and their dog, Archie.
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TCNJ students’ app enlists college kids to do random chores

Juggling a full load of college classes is hard enough, but add to that a full-time job and a leadership position within a fraternity, and you'd barely have time to breathe, let alone have the energy to take care of everyday tasks like laundry and dishes.

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Union County corrections officers don superhero suits for Special Olympics

Once again this year, corrections officers from the Union County Jail in Elizabeth will be dressing up as superheroes to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which leads up to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Ewing.

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NJ Transit train at the Hamilton Station (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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This NJ Transit train barreled down the tracks for a half hour — with an open door

Video taken by a New Jersey Transit passenger depicted a dangerous ride for commuters on Tuesday evening, when a door on an outbound Northeast Corridor train was allowed to remain open for about 30 minutes, covering eight stops on the route.

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‘Action for Distraction’ 5K nets record amount for hospital games for kids

The inspirational story of Long Valley teen Zach Rice has continued this spring, with his fifth annual fundraiser to benefit Atlantic Health System Goryeb Children's Hospital bringing the total amount of money donated to the facility into the six-figure stratosphere.

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Timeline emerges in NJ fraternity pledge’s death at Penn State

The timeline spelled out in a grand jury report revealed Timothy Piazza made attempts to stand as late as eight and a half hours after falling down a set of stairs, to try and get help when none of his fraternity brothers sought medical attention for him.

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Diaper drive highlights Middlesex group’s Mother’s Day outreach

Many young families in New Jersey can be categorized as being in "temporary distress" — they have perhaps one child, but the mother is unable to return to work, or either she, the child's father, or both have lost their jobs.

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Already clicked on that suspicious Google Doc invite? What you should do next

If a Google Doc invitation addressed to an email account like "hhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com" has recently come into your inbox, it's probably best to avoid opening that email or, worse yet, clicking on any links contained therein.

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Annual charity golf outing changes venue, to expand reach into Monmouth

The James Volpe Foundation Golf Classic is heading toward its sixth annual tee time next month, but the fundraiser in memory of a Jackson teenager who tragically died in 2011 will have a new address this year.

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Halo of a legal battle churning for Central NJ dairy

Halo Farm, which has served Mercer County since 1975, is suing the California-based company that owns the Halo Top ice cream brand, claiming the "confusingly similar" name is hurting Halo Farm's reputation.

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4,000 people in NJ are waiting for transplants — These runners hope to save their lives

Last year, we told you about the impact the New Jersey Sharing Network has had procuring organ donations from the Garden State's 14 northernmost counties. That effort is continuing with the group's yearly series of 5K run/walks.

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