I'm the deputy digital editor for NJ1015.com. I got my start writing obits for The Jersey Journal (just like John Travolta in "Perfect," a 1985 movie you've never seen). I then spent years covering Central Jersey as an investigative reporter. I take it personally if you badmouth Newark, the Real Housewives, or Rutgers.
Bayonne Muslims get $400K settlement, proceed with mosque plans
The Bayonne Muslims sued the city last year after the Zoning Board denied an application to build a house of worship in an industrial part of town.
Federal prosecutor drops all charges against Menendez
Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss all charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Christie frees killer, leaving victim’s shocked family to wonder why
She was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Gov. Christie let her out early. The victim's family was never consulted.
Piscataway man goes to prison after sharing 735 child porn videos
Matthew Dieterman must serve more than two years before he is eligible for parole.
Immigration arrests at schools ‘deeply disturbing,’ NJ attorney general says
The new state attorney general on Friday criticized immigration officials for arresting two immigrants while they dropped off their children at school Thursday.
Burglar, armed with Taser, rapes NJ woman who returned home, cops say
A man who burglarized a dozen Morristown homes also kidnapped and raped a woman who had the misfortune of walking in on the thief in her apartment, prosecutors say.
Famed chef escapes life in prison after recording child porn with NJ nurse
A celebrity chef and his ex-girlfriend were sent to prison this week after taking plea deals in a crime that a federal judge described as "one of the most depraved things" he had ever seen.
$855 shoplifting arrest blows up on Facebook, so NJ cops release video
The Jan. 9 arrest at the Target store in Union may have otherwise gone unnoticed if not for a witness who went on a local Facebook group to write about what she saw.
At Newark airport, Christie reminded he’s not special anymore
Three days out of office and Chris Christie may have gotten the first major reminder that he ain't governor anymore.
Runaway teen sex slave rescued by NJ cops on Route 295
A teenage girl whose body was being sold for sex was rescued by New Jersey troopers who saw her walking along Interstate 295 last Thursday night.