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Patrick Lavery

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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One year after son’s death, NJ couple heads thriving anti-opioid group

Last Easter morning, Bill and Tammy Schmincke found their son Steven, who had struggled with opiate addiction for the past four years, unresponsive in their home. They do not want their son's story to be swept under the rug.

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Perth Amboy-area partnership seeks to improve prenatal care

A $28,000 March of Dimes grant for the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center will help to realize the common goals of ensuring proper prenatal care for healthy pregnancies, reducing pre-term birth rates, and providing support for Central Jersey families.

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Erica Schaeffer with Justin Robinson
Erica Schaeffer with Justin Robinson (Photo courtesy of Eric Schaeffer)

Future agent? Pt. Pleasant girl writes NBA GMs about Monmouth star

She's just 11 years old, but a Point Pleasant fifth-grader is drawing the attention of NBA general managers by telling them about her favorite Monmouth University basketball player.

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Closure sign on the front door of Quick Stop in Branchburg
Closure sign on the front door of Quick Stop in Branchburg (Patrick Lavery, Townsquare Media NJ)

Shuttered businesses are long-standing eyesores along this NJ highway

Along a nearly 15-mile stretch of Route 202 from Ringoes to Branchburg, about a dozen abandoned, standalone buildings remain as empty relics of booming independent businesses past.

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