Alex Napoliello,

Alex Napoliello

New Brunswick, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

4 PetSmart employees charged with animal cruelty after poodle dies during grooming

AJ Ross' toy poodle, Kobe, went for a routine nail clipping at PetSmart and never came home. → Read More

It’s hard to fire a cop in N.J. Here’s why.

You can't just fire a police officer in New Jersey, even when they clearly violated a department’s code of conduct. → Read More

Are COVID vaccines safe for pregnant women? The CDC says yes, but more study is needed.

The study showed promising data among pregnant women who got the shot. → Read More

They called it ‘The God Squad.’ How a brazen band of cops operated in this N.J. suburb.

The officers worked under an illegal quota system that might have had dire consequences. → Read More

What rights do drivers have during a traffic stop?

We spoke to a law expert about what drivers can do when they're stopped by police. → Read More

Anxiety grows in N.J.’s Asian communities as hate crimes rise. Women have been especially targeted.

Officials and owners of some Korean-owned businesses say they are frightened and have increasingly found themselves in the crosshairs of hate speech since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Barnegat police detective at center of excessive force suit has long history of altercations

Sgt. Richard Nowak received major discipline in 2020 and has been involved in at least four violent off-duty incidents since 1996, records show. → Read More

The Pagans leader is behind bars in N.J. Now the notorious biker gang faces a crossroads.

What will happen to the Pagans now that Keith "Conan" Richter is in jail? → Read More

The fight to save Tillie

Tillie has become a symbol of what Asbury Park once was — and what could be lost as the city enjoys a renaissance. → Read More

Pagans motorcycle club national president arrested in N.J. for having a loaded gun, feds say

Keith 'Conan' Richter was arrested in New Jersey with a loaded handgun on Feb. 20 after leaving a party in Pennsylvania, authorities said. → Read More

Next step for N.J. indoor dining would be 50% capacity, but no timeline yet for more reopening, Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy said "but for the variants" that have shown to be more transmissible and possibly more deadly, loosening restrictions "would be even sooner." → Read More

COVID infections in N.J. schools increase to 152 outbreaks, 737 cases. Here’s the county-by-county list.

A look at the current state of COVID-19 outbreaks in New Jersey's schools. → Read More

The secret to solving murders? How detectives in this N.J. county closed almost every killing in 2020.

The inside story of how police in Camden had a near-perfect solve rate. → Read More

More N.J. schools returning to in-person classes as COVID cases decline, Murphy says

The governor provided an update on the number of districts implementing full in-person instruction at his media briefing on Monday. → Read More

Change of heart? N.J. residents now all-in on COVID vaccine, survey says.

The level of confidence in the coronavirus vaccine is growing in the Garden State. → Read More

N.J. has sent mass emails on COVID vaccine eligibility. Mass confusion ensues.

Residents who are not currently eligible for a vaccine say they are getting email alerts to set up appointments → Read More

N.J. gun permit applications are spiking. How fear brought unprecedented demand.

The numbers are staggering. → Read More

They risked their health at Ground Zero. Now they face another deadly threat: COVID-19.

Working at the WTC site after 9/11 has left them especially susceptible to the coronavirus. → Read More

Homicides in N.J. soared 23% in 2020. What caused the spike?

“We’re living in an abnormal time,” said Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh. “Unfortunately, abnormal times beget abnormal behavior.” → Read More

One N.J. cop made $300K in 2020 — and then got a $130K retirement payout

Sgt. James Holzheimer Jr. made the most money in the roughly 100-person police force. → Read More