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.
All the NJ taxes going up now that there’s a budget deal
The budget that avoided a budget shutdown included a tax on Airbnb-style rentals, but not on short-term Jersey Shore rentals among various concessions made on both sides.
Long Branch cop gets 1-year sentence for killing woman
Karen Borowski was killed by Officer Jake Pasucci while crossing the street last year. Pasucci was off duty at the time of the incident.
NJ school terror suspect said he got ‘rush’ from mass shootings
Matthew Vanderbeek said he dyed his hair the same color as the man responsible for a mass shooting in Colorado and had studied other mass shootings.
Colts Neck native shot, 13-year-old son killed in road rage
A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $200,000 as the woman and another child fight for their lives in a Colorado hospital.
Springsteen stops B-way show over ‘inhumane’ immigration policy
Springsteen called the policy of separating parents and children "inhumane" less than 24 hours before an executive order reversed the policy.
How you can help Wonder Wiener owner who’s still in hospital
More than $9,000 has been raised for Gerry LaCrosse and his family since the longtime business owner was seriously injured.
List of NJ places Bourdain put on TV could become ‘food trail’
The "Anthony Bourdain Food Trail" would include 10 restaurants the New Jersey native visited for a 2015 episode of his show "Parts Unknown."
Someone’s stealing unlocked cars (with keys inside) in Monmouth County
Three cars were stolen in Colts Neck this week after the owners left the vehicles unlocked and keys left inside.
‘Pooperintendent’ wants to see video of his alleged pooping
Thomas Tramaglini is accused of defacating on or near the track of a Monmouth County high school on a daily basis.
Neptune cops rescue pig, give it the most Jersey name
The pig was seen wandering the streets of Neptune Township before being returned to its owner with the help of the Monmouth County SPCA.
Lakewood schools to get metal detectors after 4th-grader brings gun
After two students were charged with bringing a gun to school all Lakewood elementary schools will be equipped with metal detectors, according to district officials.
Men confronted after posting ‘Back to Israel, Jews’ flyers in Long Branch
The flyers included a message of "Back to Israel Jews," and were being hung on telephone poles around Long Branch before a man stepped up to take them down.