I'm the Statehouse bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5, covering the governor, Legislature and state politics, and had previously covered the Statehouse for Gannett newspapers for more than 15 years. I'm a lifelong New Jerseyan -- raised in Bergen, living in Hunterdon, Rutgers graduate. I'm co-author of the 2012 biography 'Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power.' I am not the Iron Chef with a similar name though sometimes get tweets meant for him, especially around Thanksgiving. Believe me, you don't want my cooking tips.
New NJ law ends arrest, ticket quota data when evaluating cops
Ticket and arrest quotas were already barred in New Jersey, though such data could still be used as part of a performance evaluation – but not anymore.
NJ to share crime gun data with neighbors in anti-crime effort
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut will more proactively share data about crime guns to deter crime and seek patterns on out-of-state sources.
Campaign reports show Murphy with 6X more cash than Ciattarelli
GOP candidate Jack Ciattarelli spent over $8 million on media as he worked to get voters to know him, compared with Gov. Phil Murphy’s $3 million on ads.
Older NJ residents say Medicare should bargain with drug makers
An FDU Poll commissioned by AARP finds nearly 90% of residents over 50 support a proposal to let Medicare negotiate for lower prescription prices.
Why gas prices didn’t drop with NJ gas tax – and now are rising
Gas stations had to clear out inventory bought at the old tax rate and don't get refunds on it. Now higher crude oil and wholesale prices will negate any drop.
Lt. gov. debate features civil clashes on guns, MVC and more
Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and Republican challenger Diane Allen debated at Rider University, disagreeing often but at a lower volume than the gubernatorial debate.
Nearly 7 weeks of unhealthy air days in New Jersey in 2020
New Jerseyans endured fewer days with elevated levels of air pollution last year but still experienced more than six weeks of unhealthy air, says a new report.
Home-baked goods businesses are finally legal in New Jersey
New Jersey becomes the last state to allow "cottage food" businesses to be run from residents' home kitchens. Permit applications available soon.
One week to comment on $16B plan to keep floods from NJ back bays
Public comment on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft plan ends Oct. 12. Construction wouldn't start until at least 2030, take 15 years or more.
NJ gas stations admit overcharging, settle with state for $138K
Five gas stations in Essex County would charge more than the posted price or give regular unleaded to people who paid for premium.