Patrick Lavery, New Jersey 101.5

Patrick Lavery

New Jersey 101.5

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Past articles by Patrick:

NJ & NYC shut many businesses, eat-in dining starting Monday night

Bars, restaurants and movie theaters are being shuttered at 8 p.m. Monday throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governors said. → Read More

NJ may soon limit number of patients per nurse

New Jersey lawmakers have not been as quick to act as in California or Massachusetts, but there is at least a measure introduced in both houses of the Legislature that would set patient limits for nurses in hospitals across the state. → Read More

Four new NJ schools getting armed police officers

They join Cherry Hill, East Brunswick, Jackson, and Woodbridge among the schools getting armed security or officers. → Read More

Medical pot bill would allow more dispensaries, easier access for minors

The bipartisan legislation would impact minors as well, by removing a requirement they undergo psychiatric evaluations before being cleared for the state's program, and permitting them access to edible pot. → Read More

Facebook helped track down alleged sex offender from the ’90s

In 1999, prosecutors say, Israel Ramos sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. A year later, he had firearm and assault charges filed against him in a case involving his then-girlfriend. But he was nowhere to be found. → Read More

Cop's family forced to give up K9, leaving children in tears

Abal was the Galanti family's comfort after they lost 14-year-old child Ben in 2014, when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Now the shepherd is being separated from the family in order to continue its K9 work with the SEPTA Police Department. → Read More

NJ boy's fundraiser continues in memory of dad who had cancer

It has now been three years since Mikey Wojcik's father passed away, an ordeal that inspired him to start this effort he hopes will grow in 2018. → Read More

Devils, NJ SHARES partner up to keep Jersey families warm

Based on a similar event staged in recent years in Pittsburgh, Thursday's Cool Down for Warmth on Championship Plaza at the Prudential Center will raise money to provide utility assistance grants to New Jersey families in need. → Read More

Federal shutdown: How it’s affecting NJ Monday

A vote to break a Democrat filibuster on a short-term funding bill is set for noon Monday as the federal government shutdown began its third day, and first in a new work week. → Read More

Can you help North Jersey firefighter who needs kidney transplant?

Tim Zyla's wife would have been a perfect match, until she suffered a recent, freak accident at the gym, and he doesn't want his kids to donate in case one of their siblings needs the same procedure. → Read More

Here’s what the latest polls say about Guadagno vs. Murphy

A few surveys have shown the race to be tightening, but no more than the difference between an elementary schooler and an adult tightening the lid on a jar. → Read More

Irma let you finish, but Monday had some of the best weather of all time!

For those who are fretting about Hurricane Irma's potential impact on New Jersey, let me point you immediately to Saturday afternoon's post by vacationing Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow. → Read More

Atlantic City Rescue Mission to release heart-healthy cookbook

For the last two years, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission has welcomed into its kitchen a group of culinary power players it calls its Souper Chefs, who return each week to produce some 600 bowls of soup for the mission's clients. → Read More

NJ teen is tackling something called 'lunch shaming' — Here's how you can help

When 15-year-old Keertana Talla was much younger, she went to school one day without her lunch money. She said she was kicked out of the lunchroom, humiliated, confused, and embarrassed. → Read More

Bacteria from storm runoff closes 3 beaches; advisories for 31 others

The closed beaches were all along the Toms River in Ocean County: Beachwood Beach West in Beachwood, Summit Beach in Island Heights, and West Beach at Avon Road in Pine Beach. → Read More

Swimming accident results in broken neck for South Jersey teen athlete

Matt Fumo, a 19-year-old who recently graduated high school and was set to play college baseball next year, now faces an arduous recovery after sustaining a broken neck in a swimming mishap last Thursday. → Read More

The most appropriate word to describe today's heat? Dangerous.

Who better than the King of Pop, who used that word as the title of one of his blockbuster albums, to symbolize what we'll be feeling in New Jersey today? → Read More

July 4 weekend weather forecast for New Jersey — Rain is coming

We are now within that magical five-day forecast range of getting a realistic peek at what the weather in New Jersey will be like on Independence Day. The key word is probably HOT, but there are some variables you'll want to know before finalizing your plans. → Read More

Making CPR training more accessible is at heart of new NJ health initiative

How do I do CPR? What do I do with that defibrillator? Is it too complicated for me? I'm not a doctor, I'm not a nurse, I'm not a paramedic. Am I able to handle it? → Read More

Watch NJ Transit train barrel down the tracks for a half hour — with an open door

Video taken by a New Jersey Transit passenger depicted a dangerous ride for commuters on Tuesday evening. → Read More