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.
Pollster: Police reform one key reason NJ governor race so close
There will be many theories on why Gov. Phil Murphy's re-election was closer than expected. FDU Poll says views on police reform and systemic racism were key.
Trump critic Christie publicity tour amps up: CNN, HBO, XM
Former Gov. Chris Christie's eagerness to criticize President Donald Trump is helping him gain national political attention as he promotes his new book.
Sweeney concedes election but says he’s not done with NJ politics
The longest tenure as a legislative leader in New Jersey history met an unexpected end with Sen. Steve Sweeney's loss to Edward Durr in last week's election.
NJ ends standoff with NY over federal COVID transit funding
The deal gives NJ Transit $2.66 billion out of $14 billion in aid to the New York region. To reach its goal, NJT now needs a $400 million supplemental grant.
Lemons to lemonade to law: Bill signed helping NJ kid businesses
A new state law ensures that children can operate temporary businesses such as lemonade stands without needing municipal permits.
A bid to ease anxiety around school lockdown drills in NJ
Education advocacy groups say a plan to require advance written notice undercuts what makes active-shooter drills and fire drills helpful.
Bill would ban riders from NJ Transit if they assault workers
Legislation proposed to ban people from NJ Transit for a year if they assault a transit worker – or for life if they use a deadly weapon.
NJ Transit completes installation of new ticket vending machines
The new ticket vending machines include contactless payment options and an overhead display about arriving and departing trains.
Ciattarelli not yet ready to concede, despite Murphy camp’s push
Gov. Phil Murphy's campaign says it's impossible at this point for Jack Ciattarelli to win, but Republicans say the margin may get close enough for a recount.
NJ’s 2023 midterm election begins now with redistricting map
Republican gains in legislative elections raise the stakes for what's already a crucial exercise in adjusting the boundaries of Senate and Assembly districts.