Well before becoming a digital reporter, content creator and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, Erin Vogt's journalism roots began with faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. The lifelong Jersey Girl has more than 20 years in radio news and has received both an NJSPJ award and a team-won Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. She firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee and is a fan of the beach and karma.
NJ mom sues school over ‘persistent bullying’ before child’s in-school suicide
Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez was 11 when she died, days after being found unresponsive in a middle school bathroom. Her mother says the Mount Holly school failed to step in amid a pattern of bullying.
These NJ school districts still don’t offer free full-day kindergarten
While most of New Jersey's more than 590 school districts have added full day Kindergarten to their programs by 2023 — this handful still have not. One district is voting on the issue Nov. 7.
NJ has been secretly keeping the blood of every baby since 1970s
A new class action federal lawsuit requests that New Jersey's practice of storing newborn blood screening samples for 23 years, without parents' consent, be deemed unconstitutional.
Jane Fonda, Sen. Bernie Sanders jump into NJ politics
The actress and activist has endorsed a New Jersey political candidate, while the U.S. Senator from Vermont recently visited NJ to support striking nurses during a hearing.
NJ about to let developer totally destroy this beautiful church
The Gothic Style brick church was built in 1880 — and now will likely be torn down to make room for six houses, under a judge's order in Monmouth County Superior Court.
Residents of these NJ towns now have a say in Netflix’s big local plans
The decommissioned military base could host a film studio as part of redevelopment in Eatontown and Oceanport. A new milestone has been reached in a contract with the streaming giant.
NJ college ordered to hire back worker, fired after critical illness
Mercer County Community College had an employee who was critical, on a ventilator in December 2021 with COVID. He then had sepsis and pneumonia. Instead of letting him work a hybrid scheduled — they fired him.
NJ man accused of repeated racist threats to student and family
Walter Maxim faced several charges after a New Jersey man reported the repeated threats sent to his son, a college student out of NJ, and the family.
How long will you have to wait in the ER? Where NJ hospitals rank
New Jersey patients are waiting about three hours, on average, in emergency departments around the state. Here's how that stacks up to other states.
All these accused NJ ‘perv’ teachers and coaches were arrested in a year
Another dozen New Jersey educators, coaches and instructors who have worked with children were facing criminal charges after being arrested in 2023.
NJ customers celebrate: These 4 beloved New Jersey stores will reopen
Months after the Bed, Bath and Beyond bankruptcy meant the closure of all its brands — a few NJ stores will reopen, under different NJ ownership.
Vampire facials, Botox: NJ cracks down on unlicensed medical spas
A New Jersey skincare specialist way overstepped with her spa services, offering unlicensed medical procedures and has been shut down and fined. It’s the latest crackdown in Union County, state regulators said.