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.
This bug is dangerous, is hard to find, and is now lurking in NJ
The spotted lanternfly has been spotted in at least two counties in the state and authorities are worried it could spread further if not caught quickly.
Troopers Jump Into Action, Revive Man on Jersey Shore Boat Trip
A man collapsed on a sight-seeing vessel near Brigantine and was being treated by an off-duty nurse before Troopers arrived to help revive him.
$1 for an Email? Another Way NJ’s E-ZPass is Getting Your Money
Customers can pay a $1 fee every other month to have their statements sent to them, or $6 for a year to have statements sent monthly.
Rare Tick Spotted for 5th Time in NJ — Including on a Child
The longhorned tick was spotted at a Bergen County golf course and on a child in the county. None of the ticks found have tested positive for pathogens.
Woman Charged with Killing Mom, Grandmother Headed Back to NJ
A woman who police say hopped on a bus to Manhattan after killing her mother and grandmother in Ventnor will soon be headed back to New Jersey.
Amputations Loom for South Jersey Man with Flesh-eating Bacteria
Angel Perez has been hospitalized since contracting the flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing on July 2. He could lose fingers and toes, or all his limbs depending on treatment.
Dangerous Bug Finally Makes Its Way Into New Jersey
The spotted lanternfly was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014, but was recently seen in Warren County.
9-year-old Bridgeton Girl Killed by Stray Bullet
The girl was in a house that was struck by a stray bullet. She died a short time after her family took her to the hospital.
NJ Shopping Bag Tax — How Did Your Lawmaker Vote?
The bill for a 5 cent fee passed by nine votes in the Assembly and seven votes in the senate and is awaiting Gov. Murphy's signature.
Woman Charged with Beating Own Mother, Grandmother to Death in Ventnor
Heather Barbera was taken into custody after taking a bus to New York after killing her mother and grandmother. She is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.
Six Years Later, NJ Man Recovers Jet Ski Blown Away by Sandy
Douglas Ferrigno thought his jet ski was lost forever after Super Storm Sandy. He had no way of knowing almost six years later that it would turn up and be ready to ride again.
Barnegat Bay Jellyfish Can Cause ‘Severe Pain,’ NJ Officials Warn
The clinging jellyfish is no bigger than a quarter and is not native to New Jersey, but people stung can end up hospitalized.