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Patrick Lavery

I am New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, formerly the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. I'm proud to be a member of our on-air and digital teams which were honored by the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for coverage of the 2016 Seaside Park bombing, and by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, for the 2015 fatal Amtrak derailment. I got my start in radio at The College of New Jersey, on student-run WTSR-FM, and graduated from TCNJ in 2009. Before coming to 101.5, I did news and sports for WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes and WYNY-FM in Milford, PA. In a previous life as a child actor, I appeared in the Broadway cast of "Beauty and the Beast" from 1994 to 1996. I live in Hunterdon County with my wife, Kristen, and our 6-pound toy poodle (and king of any room he enters), Archie.
A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike
A SUV driven by Jack DeCarlo of Hamilton (Mercer) after a dumbell went throgh the windshield as he drove on the NJ Turnpike (CBS Philly)
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State Police want your help in Turnpike dumbbell incident

New Jersey State Police are still trying to figure out how and why a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield of an SUV on the New Jersey Turnpike Monday morning.

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Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth celebrates 10 years of collecting prom clothes donations

It has now been a decade since two high school students launched a donation drive for prom attire, for Monmouth County-area teens who might not otherwise be able to afford those clothes...

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‘If you won’t be with me I’ll make you’ — NJ man’s alleged text threat to ex

A 21-year-old Manchester Township resident has been extradited to Chester County, Pennsylvania, charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and stalking for allegedly telling his ex-girlfriend he planned to kill her and a male friend.

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This NJ teacher made sure every one of her students got a Christmas gift

At the Community Charter School of Paterson, about 87 percent of the more than 500 students there qualify for free lunch. Teacher Jennifer Olawski said she wanted to give each of these kids something to open on Christmas morning.

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Considering charitable giving for the holidays? Check out this NJ website

A Chester-based organization aims to improve upon the normal donation or collection bin process for toy, food, school supply, or other drives by expanding them from a local to a statewide, nationwide, or even worldwide reach.

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"Let there be light!" Christmas lights, that is! (Craig Allen photo)
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They really are heels: Grinches hit NJ holiday displays

It happens every year, but can still put quite a damper on the holiday season: Vandals and thieves visiting New Jersey homes, damaging displays and stealing goods and property. This year, unfortunately, has been no exception.

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