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.
COVID Vaccines: 17 Myths, Misconceptions and Scientific Facts
Here are some of the most rampant social media rumors on COVID-19 vaccines currently being distributed in the U.S. and the real, science-based answers.
NJ COVID Vaccine Rollout Slow to Include Family Doctors’ Offices
While there are primary care doctors’ offices who have entered the fold, there’s frustration voiced by such family care practices that their pre-existing relationships with patients aren’t being prioritized as a point of vaccination.
NJ Agrees to Pay $20.8M Over Abuse at Women’s Prison
More than 20 complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment, as well as two class action lawsuits involving current and past female prisoners, were included in negotiations.
Man Says 13 Woodbridge Officers Beat Him in a Case of Mistaken ID
A Middlesex County man is suing this township and specific members of the police department, saying more than a dozen responding officers beat him in a case of mistaken identity inside a QuickChek store.
Ocean County Launching $18M Rental Assistance Relief Program
Ocean County is launching a program to help both cash-strapped tenants and the landlords who have seen investment properties run dry due to coronavirus struggles.
Gov. Murphy Slams ‘Conspiracy Theory’ of COVID Case Load Changes
Asked about social media chatter regarding fluctuations in new reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy did not mince words on Monday, noting the question was rooted in politics rather than science.
Starting April 19, NJ Opens COVID Vaccines to Those 16 and Older
New Jersey will open its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all individuals 16 and older starting on April 19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday.
NJ Launches New COVID Vaccine Finder Tool for Online Appointments
The state has launched a new web tool to better connect those eligible for COVID-19 vaccines with available appointments.
Freehold Hate Crime Case: Accused Said He Wanted to Kill ‘Old White Man’
A Black man accused of brutally attacking a white man outside his apartment complex, leading to his death months later, has said that nothing provoked the beating other than race.
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.