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, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
Rutgers is taking drastic step against all kinds of tobacco products
Rutgers University becomes the largest New Jersey college or university to go smoke free on campus, including e-cigarettes or vaping.
Can you smoke weed on the beach in New Jersey, this summer?
With recreational marijuana sales underway for the first summer season in NJ, there's lots of questions about whether public use of pot is allowed.
Cops: Toms River, NJ man hurt after being hit by marked police car
Law enforcement say the man was in dark clothing and was outside the crosswalk area when he was struck in Toms River on Sunday night.
Bear incidents are up dramatically over last year across New Jersey
There's nearly twice as many bear sightings in the past month alone over 2021. Animal advocates say that the number of reported run-ins does not directly link to the lack of a hunt.
Long Branch considers legal action against TikTok over party ads
Citing concerns for public safety, Long Branch officials are looking to crackdown on the promoters of pop-up beach parties - as well as the social media platforms they use.
NJ probes Discord, Twitch social media after deadly supermarket shooting
Investigators are checking whether platforms allegedly used by the Buffalo massacre suspect are violating state consumer protection laws by failing to enforce policies that restrict violent extremism and hateful conduct, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin said.
Monkeypox: Ultimate FAQ — symptoms, last U.S. outbreak, treatment
The virus dates back decades — but has been seeing a surprise spread beyond Africa in May 2022. How likely is a severe case, is there always a rash — here's all the answers we could find.
NJ probes 4 child cases of severe hepatitis amid national concern
In New Jersey, all four patients have recovered. So far, the CDC has found 180 cases of "hepatitis of unknown cause impacting children" around the country, going back to fall 2021.
Legionnaires’ disease cases traced to Morris County, NJ hotel
State health officials are investigating cases of Legionnaires’ disease among three adults who stayed at the Hilton/Hampton Inn Parsippany Hotel between July and October 2021. All have recovered.
Catholic Bishops say proposed NJ abortion fund is ‘direct attack’
"We have failed as a society when a mother feels her only option is to end the life of her child," the seven male Bishops said in a joint release, responding to a proposal in NJ to expand access to abortion.
Jackson, NJ driver gets 7 years prison for fleeing deadly Christmas Eve crash
After the Christmas Eve collision that ultimately claimed 81-year-old Phyllis Shtab's life — Roberto Alcazar-Sanchez fled to Mexico, prosecutors said.
Bomb scare at Trenton Thunder NJ baseball stadium a ‘false alarm’
A staffer for the baseball team alerted police to a phoned-in bomb threat on Thursday — a quick evacuation and sweep turned up nothing of concern, city officials said.