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Patrick Lavery

Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, having previously been the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he anchored middays for three years at WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes. In 2012, his field reporting won the Garden State Journalists Association’s top annual prize, the Hildy Johnson Award. Patrick broke into radio on WTSR-FM at The College of New Jersey, and he holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from TCNJ. A former child actor, Patrick appeared in the Broadway cast of “Beauty & the Beast” and had a bit part in the 1996 Woody Allen film “Everyone Says I Love You.” He resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Kristen, and their dog, Archie.
Traveling Wall
Photo courtesy of American Veterans Traveling Tribute
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Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Carteret this week

Starting Thursday, Carteret will play host to the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a four-day exhibit run by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute that is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the borough.

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Jesus on dartboard exhibit at Rutgers (Photo: Natalie Caruso)
Jesus on dartboard exhibit at Rutgers (Photo: Natalie Caruso)
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Exhibit showing Jesus on dartboard removed by Rutgers after backlash

Alumni and students at Rutgers University, turning to Facebook to voice their opposition, successfully appealed to the school to remove a piece of artwork from an exhibit on the New Brunswick campus that depicts Jesus on a dartboard.

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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
Mark Davis, Getty Images
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NJ native Ripa takes early vacation from ‘Live’ after Strahan announces move to ‘GMA’

Report says ABC executives have been "fixated" for years on adding a third hour to "GMA" -- which could put the future of "Live" in jeopardy.

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Kevin Harper (l.)
Kevin Harper (l.) coaches the Bishop Ahr girls basketball team (Gregg Lerner via YouTube)
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Bishop Ahr hoops coach fired after 27 years, just short of hitting a Middlesex record

Kevin Harper, the longtime girls basketball coach at Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, has been fired by the school after 27 seasons at the helm.

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Brandon Manning of the Flyers skates around debris thrown on the ice
Brandon Manning of the Philadelphia Flyers skates around debris thrown on the ice by fans (Elsa, Getty Images)
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‘Way to go!’ Flyers PA announcer scolds fans for causing penalty

All the drama and emotion of the last 10 days seemed to come to a head Monday night at Wells Fargo Center, during a loss in the Flyers' first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals.

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Tour de Franklin
Photo courtesy of Frank Hasner/franklinfoodbank.org
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Tour de Franklin bike ride April 24 to support Franklin Food Bank

For the 27th year, the Somerset County-based Franklin Township Food Bank is preparing for its Tour de Franklin charity bicycle ride, which will be held this year for the first time at Franklin High School.

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Sun and trees
Trees still waiting to bloom outside the "rear entrance" of the NJ101.5 studios on Friday (Patrick Lavery, Townsquare Media NJ)
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One more sunny forecast, then back to your regularly scheduled meteorologist

When Dan Zarrow takes a vacation, everybody else in our newsroom kind of hopes for an easy weather week in the Garden State...and at least since late Tuesday, that's exactly what we've gotten.

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