Before becoming a digital reporter and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, my NJ journalism roots began as faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. Relatives might say my "gift of gab" grew from there, leading me to radio and beyond. As a wife and momma of two kiddos, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
Memorial Day Parades are back in New Jersey 2021: Here’s where
After a quiet year, a growing number of communities have plans to return to traditions to honor fallen military members and kick off the unofficial start of summer.
Brick Township man who molested 2 babies in child porn gets 40 years
Sebastien Attar was first arrested in 2018, after federal authorities said he had posed naked with two children younger than two.
Anti-maskers rally for Stafford school nurse suspended for not wearing one
The Ocean County school nurse ditched her own face covering at work in late April, as she said she was protesting the requirement that children have to wear them.
NJ would consider paying people cash for getting COVID vaccine
As New Jersey edges toward its goal of 4.7 million adults fully vaccinated by June, the governor says he's open to more incentives to entice those dragging their feet.
At least 13 NJ colleges, universities requiring COVID-19 vaccines
TCNJ and Rowan University have joined the growing list that are requiring students to get shots for the fall semester, with a stringent process for exemptions.
Brick woman, 78, killed in two-vehicle crash on Mother’s Day
Nancy Penrod was in a minivan with her husband when they were involved in a deadly crash on Sunday morning, Brick Police said.
Lakewood among New Jersey’s 16 ‘least vaccinated’ towns
As part of efforts to reach a 70% vaccination rate among NJ adults by June, the state has outlined which of its most populated communities is lagging behind.
NJ couple who scammed $4.66M from food stamps program heads to prison
The couple owned and ran a grocery store in Paterson during the four-year scheme.
Compromise plan at Sandy Hook calls for few apartments to start
Redevelopment of historic "Officers' Row" at Fort Hancock could begin as a pilot program, according to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.
Monmouth County Prosecutor resigns effective in June
Christopher Gramiccioni, a naval reserve commander, has led the county prosecutor's office since 2012.
No mask? NJ primary voters will be turned away from polls, Murphy says
When asked about polling places in May and June, Governor Murphy said indoor mask requirements would likely remain.
Save our proms! NJ high schoolers urge Murphy to adjust dancing rules
While Gov. Phil Murphy's expanded limits take effect May 10, there's already senior proms happening a few days earlier. An online petition calls the difference "arbitrary."