I'm the Statehouse bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5, covering the governor, Legislature and state politics, and had previously covered the Statehouse for Gannett newspapers for more than 15 years. I'm a lifelong New Jerseyan -- raised in Bergen, living in Hunterdon, Rutgers graduate. I'm co-author of the 2012 biography 'Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power.' I am not the Iron Chef with a similar name though sometimes get tweets meant for him, especially around Thanksgiving. Believe me, you don't want my cooking tips.
Plan advances to boost indoor capacity of NJ restaurants
An Assembly committee Wednesday endorsed a six-bill package aimed at helping restaurants and other small businesses.
Why no winner yet? Election count goes on in NJ until Nov. 20
Not all the mail-in votes have been received and counted, and Election Day provisional ballots won't be counted for a week. Results may wait until Nov. 20.
NJ announces plans for $100M for COVID economic recovery
At a Hillsborough brewery, elected officials detailed plans for spending $100 million in federal CARES Act funds.
NJ voters with disabilities can get e-mailed ballot to mail back
The system is available only upon request. Ballots can be filled out electronically with assistive technology, then printed and returned by mail.
NJ to extend earned income tax credit to more young adults
Bipartisan support for legislation to lower the age at which working adults without children become eligible for the state EITC from 25 to 21 in New Jersey.
Murphy expects COVID-19 vaccine soon but likely not by November
As CDC tells states to ready vaccine distribution plans, Gov. Phil Murphy said the state will prioritize equity, high-risk populations and first responders.
NJ advances early voting plan as alternative for mail-phobic voters
With questions about the capacity of the U.S. Postal Service to handle a mostly vote-by-mail presidential election, lawmakers consider early voting locations.
Owners of closed gyms warn time is short for their survival
Gyms were closed in mid-March and still don't know when the state will allow them to reopen. Some never will.
NJ motor vehicle agencies closed since mid-March ready to reopen
After nearly three months in which its doors were closed, during which some transactions continued, the NJMVC’s reopening date will be announced Friday.
Donations down, demand up: Food banks in the COVID era
Supermarkets usually donate a lot of products but haven't as they try to meet customer demand. That has food banks spending more for oft-scarce supplies.