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.
Missing dog who loved beach gets final resting place on Shore
When golden retriever Jersey jumped off the Finetto family boat over Memorial Day weekend a massive search turned up no signs of her until her body was found last week.
National Play-Doh day is thanks to New Jersey Teacher
Play-Doh originally started as wallpaper cleaner before a New Jersey nursery school teacher realized her students could use it as a more pliable molding toy.
Shake Shack coming to major Garden State Parkway rest stop
The Monmouth and Thomas Edison service areas closed on Saturday and are expected to stay closed until next May.
NJ woman wins $2.4 million on Atlantic City slot machine
The Hawthorne woman put $10 on a spin on the Wheel of Fortune Double Sapphire Gold Spin game on Saturday at the Borgata and won $2.4 million.
32-year-old mom from NJ got colon cancer — People are sharing her message
When Jennifer Waller found out she had colon cancer last month the 32-year old mother of two knew she wanted to fight back and raise awareness for early screening.
Eagles cups have New England Dunkin’ customers seeing red
Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts customers reported getting cups with the logo of the "World Champion" Philadelphia Eagles on them in New England Patriots country.
NJ native swaps bouquet for rescue pup on memorable wedding day
Leeann Montalbano knew she couldn't bring her dogs from Texas to her wedding in New Jersey, especially as she was leaving for her honeymoon, so she found the next best thing.
Giant M&M displays returned safely after theft from NJ theater
The 3-foot candy displays were reported stolen after a concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center last month.
Meet the 2019 Miss America Contestants
New Jersey is being represented by Woolwich Township's Jaime Gialloreto whose platform is raising awareness for food allergies.
Red Cross holding blood drives across New Jersey this week
National Blood Donation Day is Wednesday, and blood drives are being held across the state after a "critically low" blood supply over the summer.