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.
Storm prompts delay for 2022 Seaside Heights, NJ St. Patrick’s Day parade
A messy weather forecast for Saturday sparked a postponement for the largest St. Paddy's Day parade in Ocean County. Meanwhile, Hamilton was weighing its options.
Are new police-chase rules driving up car thefts in NJ?
At least one state lawmaker says a revised vehicle pursuit policy has led to more cars being stolen. There's a lot of evidence that a bigger problem is owners leaving key fobs inside.
NJ schools face challenge as students order food on delivery apps
Food delivery apps are more popular than ever — which has created a new security issue in West Deptford schools, as students have been ordering meals during the school day.
Monmouth County, NJ house gets hit by 2 different cars, about a week apart
The home in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township was unoccupied for both crashes — but by Sunday was in bad shape, fire officials said.
Is public drinking allowed now? NJ has new open-container law
Open container zones for alcoholic drinks, which cropped up due to COVID, could be here to stay under a new law in New Jersey.
Want a plastic straw? In NJ you’ll have to ask, as of Nov. 4
Restaurants, fast food spots and convenience stores will only be able to give plastic, single-use straws upon request, under a move to cut consumption.
Cape May added to list of NJ counties eligible for Ida FEMA aid
There are now 13 counties in New Jersey where residents can apply for FEMA help for Ida recovery, before early November.
NJ man who called 911 about intruder ended up shot dead by police
State authorities are reviewing the deadly police shooting of a Gloucester County man, who had called 911 to report an armed intruder at his house in September.
Meltdowns at NJ school board meetings prompt feds to target angry parents
While some meetings in New Jersey districts have included vocal critics of the state's school mask mandate, other places have seen fights and threats, according to school board officials.
Amazon is hiring another 8,700 workers in 40 towns, cities in NJ
With fulfillment and delivery centers statewide, Amazon is aiming to have nearly 60,000 New Jersey employees, with the latest wave.
NJ teachers union says schools should mask up again
The recommendation for returning to indoor masking amid a spike in COVID cases comes amid a federal lawsuit filed by NJ families, saying such rules violate their kids' rights.
Visit Cape May, NJ: 15 wonderful places to eat, drink and stay
Considering a weekend or more in Cape May, but not sure where to start? Here's some must-visit spots, including a few hidden gems.