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.
Solar panels catch fire atop Hobby Lobby store in Holmdel, again
One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after the fire along Route 35 on Saturday, according to Holmdel fire officials.
Mask-less buzz about Freehold Raceway Mall: ‘Unsanctioned’ event
Mall operators and police both stressed that continued pandemic directives require masks within public places, amid social media posts about a weekend gathering.
All NJ Walmart, Sam’s Club spots add COVID-19 vaccine for seniors
Appointments can be made for those 65 and over by calling any of the store pharmacies, based on availability.
Everyone back to school — no remote learning — in fall, Murphy says
The caveat was "unless the world turns sideways," when the governor was asked about a return to normal classes by next school year.
NJ cuts social distancing to 3 feet in push to return to schools
The state has adopted new CDC guidance, with more limits for older students, in the continued effort to get more schools back in-person.
Wounded, disabled military vets can help catch child predators
Following a pause during the pandemic, a federal paid internship program is recruiting military vets in NJ to undergo computer forensics training.
A year later, NJ nursing homes now can allow indoor visits
The state has updated its guidance, with certain limitations based on COVID-19 spread at each facility, health officials said.
NJ seniors who need a COVID vaccine have these resources open
A special effort to vaccinate those 75 and older already has begun working, state health officials said. It includes phone resources in addition to online scheduling.
NJ girl holds food drive for 9th birthday, collects 380 pounds
The Somerset County third grader was inspired to act by a girl her age in Monmouth, struggling with food insecurity during remote school.
NJ teachers seek vaccines as under 100 schools remain all remote
A few counties have prioritized educators for vaccinations, as there's a growing call for a return to classrooms statewide.
NJ opens COVID vaccines to residents with asthma or overweight
Several high risk conditions noted by the CDC are in the latest round make eligible, along with transit workers and MVC staff.
COVID beach memorial at Jersey Shore needs new home by summer
The artist who created the COVID-19 memorial in Belmar has started a GoFundMe to help pay for relocation, when a new spot is found.