Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News, which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media, I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40 percent of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife, Jodi, and I live in Princeton with my son, Michael, who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
Tipping — let’s get rid of it (Opinion)
Spending a lot of time in London over the past four years with my daughter living there, I’ve come to love the no tipping system in the UK. You just don’t tip.
Toms River PD helps elderly man when dog collapses
Our #BlueFriday honoree this week is Toms River Police Officer Vic Tamaro.
Horses should not be allowed on passenger airlines (Opinion)
The DOT has now included miniature horses in the category of Service Animals that MUST be allowed to travel with the disabled person they serve.
Put your cell phone away — You’re the problem (Opinion)
Are you as sick and tired of everyone pulling out their phones to capture humanity at their worst? Enough.
A warning about fasting to lose weight — #SpeakingPodcast
Fasting is a disaster for your body. Don’t do it.
Newark Airport should be a destination for food (Opinion)
The money the airport spent to upgrade the eateries and bars at the gates is terrific. But it’s only for ticketed passengers.
Jersey’s newest brewery — Where and when they’ll be open
Four City Brewing is the latest craft brewery to join the growing landscape of awesome beers made right here in the Garden State.
Facebook Live — peppers, taxes and NJ Transit!
As you know, every Tuesday we have an opportunity to have a conversation live on Facebook after the broadcast.
Kids are in school too long (Opinion)
Starting the school day later could actually have the unintended consequence of kids getting to bed later than they are now.
If all Pro-Football players were like him, I’d be watching again
Garry Cobb played tight end in the National Football League through the 1980's.