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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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Lawsuit Filed in NJ to Change Pledge of Allegiance [AUDIO]

The American Humanist Association -- on behalf of an unnamed family -- is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, as part of an effort to have the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that's recited every day by the students.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie in studio for 'Ask the Governor,' April 21, 2014 (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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More Help Coming for Sandy-Displaced Homeowners [AUDIO]

Eighteen months after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden State, some are complaining the grant process to help those affected by the hurricane has slowed down to a trickle, but Gov. Chris Christie insists that's just not the case.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ
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New Shore Ad Campaign Coming for Summer [AUDIO]

Cape May had six inches of snow Wednesday, but with the warm weather right around the corner, Gov. Chris Christie says good progress is being made up and down the shore to get ready for the summer tourism season.

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Fire damage at the James Monroe School in Edison
Fire damage at the James Monroe School in Edison (Edison Office of Emergency Management)
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Classes to Start for Students of Destroyed School [AUDIO]

Jerome Higgins, the custodian supervisor at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, has been charged with a disorderly persons offense for flipping a lit cigarette butt into a trash can last weekend. Minutes after that happened, the entire school burned to the ground.

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Expert: Kids Would Rather Text Than Socialize in Person [AUDIO]

Remember how exciting it used to be to go to a school dance? These events provided young people with an opportunity to interact and develop social skills, and they used to be extremely popular, but these days attendance at some school dances in New Jersey is declining.

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The Dangers of Gas Lines [AUDIO]

As officials in Ewing Township continue to investigate a gas line explosion that killed one woman, injured several people and leveled 22 townhouses last week, officials in New York have launched a probe into a gas explosion in East Harlem yesterday that destroyed two buildings and caused several serious injuries.

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