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 of two kiddos, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
Ocean County launching $18M rental assistance relief program
Tenants and landlords will benefit from the program, which is covering up to six months' back rent for eligible county applicants.
NJ launches new COVID vaccine finder tool for online appointments
The state has launched a new web tool to try and better connect those eligible for COVID-19 vaccines with available appointments, as grouped by county.
People are having dogs fight in car trunks — NJ about to make that illegal
The mobile method of pitting two animals against each other has been going on for years. If signed by the governor, it would become a third-degree animal cruelty offense.
All NJ Walmart, Sam’s Club spots add COVID-19 vaccine for seniors
Appointments can be made for those 65 and over by calling any of the store pharmacies, based on availability.
NJ cuts social distancing to 3 feet in push to return to schools
The state has adopted new CDC guidance, with more limits for older students, in the continued effort to get more schools back in-person.
I assure you, we’re open: Hamilton Mall waves off utility shut-off notice
After Atlantic City Electric posted a notice about an overdue balance, Hamilton Mall has reassured both tenants and shoppers about their future, with an online message.
NJ opens COVID vaccines to residents with asthma or overweight
Several high risk conditions noted by the CDC are in the latest round make eligible, along with transit workers and MVC staff.
Ocean County brush fire shuts down large stretch of Parkway
A wind-blown fire in Lakewood was impacted traffic Sunday, while sending smoke billowing for miles.
NJ restaurants, gyms, casinos can operate at 50% capacity March 19
Restaurants and other indoor businesses have been given the green light to increase from 35% to 50% capacity, effective March 19, Governor Murphy announced.
U-turn on lanes of Parkway: 911 calls before fatal head-on crash
State Police received several 911 calls in the moments before a head-on, wrong-way crash on the Parkway killed two female drivers on New Year's Day in Barnegat.
Manahawkin man charged after car crash critically injures 2 teens
The 26-year-old driver veered into the path of an oncoming car carrying two teenagers on Saturday, Ocean County prosecutors said.
NJ ‘home grown’ marijuana would be allowed under proposed law
A longtime GOP lawmaker proposed a measure to let Garden State residents keep up to six pot plants for personal use, once the legal weed law is signed.