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.
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.
Springsteen Packs Broadway Show, as Some Protest Vax Requirement
Gov. Phil Murphy was among those in the crowd as Bruce Springsteen returned to Broadway. Ticket holders need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Travel plans? Allow lots of time — months in advance — for passports
The wait time on receiving new passports is three to four months, per the U.S. State Department.
Pandemic over? These NJ government offices are still keeping out public
While MVC spots are open by appointment, a number of county services are back to in-person, with few mask requirements.
Egg Harbor Township Boater Admits He Faked Death Between Scams
Andrew Biddle had used phony information to get a loan, so he fled to Florida. While there, he was busted for another scheme.
Clementon Park & Splash World delays re-opening amid inspections
Clementon officials said initial requirements still were being met, as the park's new owners were working "diligently" with the borough.