I'm the Digital News Reporter for NJ101.5.com covering news from all over the great Garden State. With the exception of a year in Hartford, and six months in Amish Country, I've spent my whole life in New Jersey, and wouldn't have it any other way. I've covered everywhere from Somerset County to the Jersey Shore, and am now looking forward to looking at the whole state. I'm a proud father, a lifelong Mets fan, and longtime lover of college and New Jersey high school wrestling.
Jersey Shore counties just say no to recreational marijuana
In a county where the opioid epidemic has hit hard, freeholders are concerned about legalizing what they view as a gateway drug.
Scammed through Western Union? $586M available for victims
A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office has made more than $500 million available to victims of the 13 year scam.
Are you boycotting Super Bowl? This NJ bar still taking stand
Woody's Roadside Tavern hasn't shown football all year and will close early on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jersey girl goes from homeless to Hollywood on new ‘Survivor’
Desiree Afuye is one of 20 people vying for $1 million in the newest season of the CBS series Survivor.
More NJ towns ban sales if Murphy legalizes marijuana
Toms River and Old Bridge are considering banning the sale of marijuana if it is legalized by Gov. Phil Murphy in the future.
Howell reaches $350K settlement after man’s fatal encounter with cops
The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in 2015 where a man attending a music festival died due to what the family claimed was excessive force by security and police personnel.
NJ facility returns dog covered in feces and severely injured, woman says
Nicole Glidden said she got her dog back from a boarder she had used before only to find him covered in poop and with an injury to his eye.
Dog deaths, injury reported after groomings by a PetSmart in NJ
The DiNapoli family brought their dog Scruffles for a grooming at the PetSmart in Flemington last month. The dog was dead an hour later and the family is looking for answers.
New NJ law: Don’t leave your pets out in the cold
Pet owners found to have left their pets out in cold weather for too long face a fine of up to $200.
Autism not a defense in Long Branch family murder case, expert says
Media outlets have reported that the 16-year-old charged with killing four people was a special needs student who was on the autism spectrum, which would not be enough of a defense.
New Jersey has a new sales tax this year: What you need to know
The sales tax rate first dropped below seven percent last year as part of the deal to pass the gas tax.
Lakewood fraud cases: Where are they now?
The Ocean County Prosecutor said the amount of alleged fraud came to nearly $2.4 million after the final charges against 26 people were announced.