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.
How NJ’s ‘hidden’ taxes compare to other states
They're considered an easier and more palatable way to collect revenue from residents — but are you aware of just how many fees are tacked on to your everyday purchases?
Bags of children’s toys: The newest tools for Monmouth County cops
For young children, a police response to their home can be traumatizing — even though the officers are there to help.
NJ added 150,000 voters this year — will they show up on Election Day?
During 2014, the last year for midterm elections, New Jersey lost voters.
‘Cannabis studies’ minor now offered by NJ university
About 15 students have already declared cannabis studies as their minor. This fall, the course Cannabis Law is fully enrolled with 30 students.
Your home insurance may mean nothing in the event of flooding rains
Almost two-thirds of Garden Staters admit they don't read the small print when purchasing home insurance.
NJ lawmakers want minimum wage for tipped workers
New Jersey's 193,000 tipped workers should be earning the same minimum wage as all other workers in the state, according to some legislators.
Monmouth County: The ‘model of shared services’ in NJ?
As state legislative leaders push an ultimatum for municipalities to share services, Monmouth County is attempting to expand and enhance its program that's gathered nearly 200 shared services agreements with communities since 2011.
NJ sick leave law covers more than just the sick
"This is a critically important part of the law that should not be overlooked," said Debra Lancaster, executive director of the Rutgers Center for Women and Work.
Bar vs. brewery: NJ could change restrictions
One proposed change — customers would no longer need to receive a tour before tasting the beer.
Why is NJ still seeing diseases we should be protected against?
New Jersey has had four confirmed cases of measles so far in 2018, with another case of the infection under investigation in Ocean County.
Plenty of NJ youth already at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes
The 2016-17 findings are based on parents' reports of their children's height and weight.
NJ adults take ‘mental health first aid’ course to spot kids in need
f you have more adults cognizant of the signs and symptoms of a child dealing with mental health issues, that child is more likely to get the help they need before the illness leads to potentially severe outcomes.