Ever since I was a precocious 5 year old who read the Bergen Record and then published his own neighborhood newspaper I've always had an interest in the news. I learn something new on this job everyday and that's what keeps it interesting. I've been with NJ101.5 for the past 10 years on the digital team writing news and working behind the scenes on a variety of projects.
NJ closes another recreational lake over bacteria
High levels of bacteria from Lake Hopatcong and Deal Lake kept both closed for recreational use and swimming.
Food safety expert: Parasitic worms are common in fish
An Asbury Park restaurant apologized after a diner found a worm wiggling out of cod.
Pit bull left to drown in cage gets fostered as prosecutors investigate
Jennifer Vaz is fostering the 1-year-old dog that she found Monday morning in a small cage on the water in Highlands.
NJ’s banning smoking on all beaches — so who’ll be enforcing it?
Some towns with a ban in place use lifeguards to enforce the law while others use police. The law is not clear who will enforce the new law.
Coastal storm knocks out power, brings heavy rain across NJ
More than 27,000 people were without power on Sunday morning after the storm brought winds exceeding 50 MPH and heavy rain across the state.
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $493 million for Tuesday drawing
The jackpot for the next MegaMillions drawing on Tuesday night will have an annuity value of $493 million (cash value $296 million), the multi state's fifth largest jackpot ever.
No smoking — on ANY Jersey Shore beach — after Murphy signs law
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill on the Long Branch boardwalk that takes effect in January
Jersey Shore towns pick up needles, tampons to reopen beaches
After the DEP closed over a dozen beaches on Thursday because of garbage that washed on shore municipalities went to work cleaning up the sand in order to reopen on Friday.
Gov. Murphy reacts to soccer team’s reported horrible conditions
Sky Blue FC majority owner Gov. Phil Murphy called for "accountability from team management to improve working conditions for players" after reports of no showers at their Rutgers practice facility and poor living conditions.
Another school bus crash — Children hurt in Holmdel
The incident involving two school buses from a Jewish day camp was the second bus crash this week.
Powerful thunderstorms knock out power, trap drivers in NJ
The latest heat wave came to an end as the storms moved in with thunder, lightning, heavy rain, wind and hail.
UPDATE: Colts Neck barricade situation ends
The Dorbrook Recreation Area was closed for the rest of the day as the barricade situation along Route 537 with a heavy police presence lasted into the afternoon.