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.
Juneteenth is a state holiday in NJ: Here’s what that means
Juneteenth has been made a paid state holiday in New Jersey. So, what's open, closed, and how will it be observed?
NJ to companies ‘gifting’ weed with snack sales: Quit it or else
At least four vendors had been selling baked goods or other treats for delivery with a "free" side of marijuana. The state has told them it's illegal.
Jackson, NJ girl bit by fox: Health officials test for rabies
At least two wild fox encounters in the same neighborhood were reported to Ocean County officials as of Monday.
NJ utility companies can shut off services as of Dec. 31
The moratorium on utilities ends with June, but there's a grace period for customers, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.
Lakewood, NJ man, 18, charged in crash that killed Brick newlywed
A three-vehicle crash unfolded after a fight between two drivers, ages 18 and 73, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old Lakewood man is facing charges.
NJ woman says ride at Six Flags Great Adventure bashed her face
The Gloucester County woman is suing the Jackson theme park, saying she suffered permanent injuries in the incident two years ago.
NJ schools ’empowered to relax’ masking in hot weather, Murphy says
As temps soared about 90 degrees, the governor said on Monday that school officials already have discretion amid the mask mandate to keep students and staff safe in the heat.
NJ closing vaccine mega-sites: Unclear if family doctors will get supply
All six COVID mega-sites will shutter their doors this summer, as the state shifts to local vaccinating sites. But does that include your family doctor?
Murphy: ‘A chance’ of no NJ mask requirement in schools this fall
Alongside the U.S. Secretary of Education, Gov. Phil Murphy says minds are open to no masks in schools if COVID metrics keep improving.
Nearly 500 NJ police agencies are approved for body camera grants
A $58 million program has been open since January, ahead of the state's requirement for many officers to wear cameras now in-effect.
Millstone teen has been missing more than a week, NJ police say
The 13-year-old girl was last seen in North Philadelphia on May 22, in surveillance video shared on Sunday by State Police.
New Jersey’s captivating Memorial Day tradition
For many, the 'real meaning' of the holiday to honor fallen military members is seen by the flags flown each year at BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Burlington County.