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.
NJ prison staff getting trained to help drug-addicted inmates
Part of the three-day training helps officers identify when someone may be in withdrawal or using a substance.
NJ developer: Liquor-license laws crippling state’s shopping centers
Maybe a glass of wine could help revive New Jersey's plethora of vacant storefronts and abandoned strip malls.
NJ needs to fill hundreds of peak-season jobs
No experience is necessary.
NJ sports betting — officials, venues prepare for potential green-light
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is encouraging parties interested in sports betting to start the application process for a casino service industry license, if they haven't already.
Motorists unafraid to report their road rage habits, AAA study finds
"Unfortunately these are behaviors that we see on the regular on New Jersey roadways," said Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly."
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.