I am a digital journalist for New Jersey 101.5FM. I began working with the station in 2007 as a morning news producer (I don't miss the 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule) until my shift into the field. This job is always full of surprises; I never know where the next assignment will take me.
1,000 cops have been trained to guard NJ schools
The Garden State continues to lead the nation in the practice of unannounced school shooter drills, according to the New Jersey Department of Education.
Guess who hasn’t been getting flu shots: NJ hospital workers
Hospitals create their own vaccine recommendations or requirements for employees, which can include physicians, nurses, receptionists and maintenance workers, among others.
NJ explores the alarming rate of black baby deaths
Black infants make up 14 percent of births in New Jersey, but they represent 28 percent of infant deaths.
NJ public schools are nearly the best in the country
Looking at several measures across three categories — chance for success, school finance, and K-12 achievement — the Garden State scored higher than the national average in nearly every instance.
For every 5 crimes committed in NJ, only 1 is solved
New Jersey was home to 308 murders in 2017, plus 1,460 rapes and attempted rapes.
Did you know? NJ requires your dog be licensed annually
In order to grab that license, you need to present proof that the dog's been vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian.
NJ flu cases spiked 35% last week — When will it end?
Meanwhile, a certain strain of the virus is just picking up speed and will likely infect residents for the next several weeks.
NJ residents physically healthy but lag in purpose, motivation
In the annual Gallup-Sharecare survey, New Jersey residents don't fare so well on a new well-being index.
Why it’s so hard to get a beer with NJ-born hops
Hop plant production in New Jersey has always been scarce.
After divorce or nixed engagement, who keeps the ring in NJ?
Since the Garden State sees up to 30,000 divorce complaints on an annual basis, you may be interested in learning who gets to keep the engagement ring if things don't work out.
More NJ police departments adding Tasers to their belts
Forty police officers in Wayne Twp. are now equipped with stuns guns that can immobilize a subject with an electrical current from as far as 25 feet away.
Dough-slingin’ Jersey boys spark largest pizza donation in history
More than 250 pizzerias, including 25 in New Jersey, are donating at least 10 pizza pies to the hungry as part of the "Pizza Across America" campaign.