Ever since I was a precocious 5 year old who read the Bergen Record and then published his own neighborhood newspaper I've always had an interest in the news. I learn something new on this job everyday and that's what keeps it interesting. I've been with NJ101.5 for the past 10 years on the digital team writing news and working behind the scenes on a variety of projects.
Thunderstorm blows roofs off Neptune hotel, Trenton factory
Wind gusts reached nearly 70 mph in some spots, bringing down trees and power lines.
Opening again: Clementon Park & Splash World amusement park is saved
The park closed in 2019 but the investor who bought the park at auction plans to reopen it. possibly this summer.
Ocean County can’t paint thin blue line — trying flags instead
Despite recent criticism that the blue line symbolism now makes some feel uncomfortable Commissioner Gary Quinn said Ocean County is proud to stand with law enforcement.
Rutgers will require COVID-19 vaccinations for on-campus students
Students full enrolled in an online degree program or participating in fully online or off-campus continuing education programs will be exempt along with faculty and staff.
Asbury Park manhole covers pop in underground explosion — utility
Several blocks were evacuated in downtown Asbury Park, with no injuries reported, as crews worked to find the cause of the explosion.
Legislators still getting backed up on NJ unemployment claims
State Sen. Serena DiMaso said the Department of Labor is limiting the number of claims they will actually look at.
Seaside Heights to ban dogs — even for ’emotional support’ — on beaches, boardwalk
Seaside Heights allowed dogs in the off season but confrontations started recently with owners who didn't pick up messes.
NJ leaders warn ‘hot piece of garbage’ law could lead to wild summer
Under the law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in February, parents are not notified for a first offense for possession of marijuana or alcohol by those under 21.
Congressman says NJ is limiting how many unemployed people he can help
The Department of Labor told New Jersey legislators in Trenton and Washington they could submit only 25 claims every two weeks. Rep. Chris Smith has helped 900 constituents in the past year.
Point Pleasant Beach wants to confiscate problem hotel from owner
The owners of the Amethyst Beach Hotel said the pandemic forced them to take in homeless people without compensation.
Newspaper apologizes after NJ congressman gets nasty death, rape threats
Write John McCall left a message for Rep. Jeff Van Drew on his home phone and said the 2nd congressional district Republican "deserves the fate of all traitors.”
Dozens of homes, businesses damaged in 170-acre wildfire in Lakewood — Danger continues to…
The Garden State Parkway was reopened late Sunday night after a wildfire that burned at least 170 acres in Lakewood and Brick. Several smaller fires also burned across the state.