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, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
Over $57M in NJ student loan debt canceled in Navient settlement
More than 2,000 New Jersey borrowers will see loan debts forgiven while 11,000 or so will receive restitution checks for roughly $260 each, Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced.
COVID patients in NJ hospitals: How many are actually sick from COVID?
With several thousand patients in hospitals around New Jersey said to have COVID, a majority have not been confirmed cases due to a lag in data reporting.
Ex-inmate admits to NJ contraband drone drops at Fort Dix prison
A Linden man faces more prison time after confessing to helping smuggle cell phones, tobacco and other illegal items into the federal prison in Burlington County.
How to help family of NJ police officer killed in crash
North Bergen officer Julio Noriega was headed to work on Saturday when his personal car collided with a garbage truck. A funeral fund had raised over $30,000 Monday.
Andover, NJ nursing home found piling bodies in 2020 now has 300+ COVID cases
The same Sussex County facility fined after a grim April 2020 discovery is dealing with a large, active COVID outbreak, as the nursing home staff are barely boosted against the virus.
How much snow fell in NJ’s first storm of 2022? A lot, actually
Wildwood, Cape May, Egg Harbor Township and Little Egg Harbor all got plenty of snow to kick off 2022, as measured after Monday's snowstorm.
NJ Transit, Murphy, counties prep for first winter storm of 2022
State offices start on a delayed opening for the first Monday of the new year, as the most snow was expected for southern, coastal New Jersey.
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy tests positive amid omicron COVID wave
The likely break-through case based on a rapid test follows a known exposure in Gov. Phil Murphy's house, within days of the family returning from vacation, according to a statement.
NJDOC: State prison officers must work 7 days a week into 2022, due to COVID
All vacation and other paid leave was canceled for state prison guards through at least Monday, citing a pandemic staff shortage. A union president said staff mental health is in grave danger.
NJ is running out of COVID antibody treatments during omicron crunch
Faced with the omicron variant of COVID, feds have paused shipments of two monoclonal antibody treatments - while waiting on more doses of the one brand still proving to be effective.
At flood-prone zoo in Piscataway, NJ, animals’ fate unclear as winter arrives
Several advocates spoke at a Middlesex County Commission meeting, asking about what immediate plans are amid a hesitation to close the animal haven.
Woman charged in Hammonton, NJ wrong-way crash that killed off-duty cop
Michael Luko, an officer with New Jersey Human Services Police, was driving home in June 2020 when he was struck and killed by a wrong-way driver in Hammonton.