Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.
From Maury to American Idol, NJ loves teen phenom, Mara Justine
NJ fans have rallied around Mara Justine. See the Galloway girl's 'American Idol' encore. Plus, a flashback to the young phenom's TV break with Maury Povich.
Great Adventure having autism-friendly day — and they’re not alone
The landmark theme park has joined a growing list of venues offering events geared toward those with autism. Here's more recent sensory friendly fun around NJ.
Hard Rock Atlantic City has booked a year of shows! Here’s a list
With an official opening date, Hard Rock's new casino resort has lined up rockers, comedians and Broadway shows for Atlantic City. Here's the list and details.
NJ teen stuns on American Idol with Platten duet, Whitney cover
NJ's Mara Justine is "shining at the right time" on Idol! See her Whitney Houston solo & Rachel Platten duet, which helped her advance. Next up, live voting!
Bon Jovi is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: relive the weekend!
NJ's own Bon Jovi enjoyed a once-in-a lifetime weekend while being inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame! Here's photos & video clips to follow the festivities.
Shaquille O’Neal back in Newark, plots new ‘house that Shaq built’
Shaq is helping build Newark's 1st residential high-rise in decades. This week, the NBA Hall of Famer & Brick City native made it clear, that's just the start.
NJ stores we miss: Your list from Ames to Zagara’s
With the end of Toys R Us, Jersey is waxing nostalgic. When asked what NJ stores are missed most, you gave us LOTS of answers! Here's the list, with a top 3.
Sea.Hear.Now festival: Jack Johnson, Blondie & more to rock NJ
New Jersey has scored a new, A-list music festival.
At this New Jersey college, you can take Springsteen 101
Some Bruce Springsteen fans liken his music to a religious experience; now the NJ native is an academic subject! This NJ college is offering a course this fall.
Mobile Trader Joe’s?! This NJ April Fool’s joke is a heart-breaker
Trader Joe's is a wish-list topper, among shoppers wanting the store near them. NJ has 13 locations, but still wants more. So, 'Trader Joe's Mobile' sounds... too good to be true.