Joe Cutter is the senior news anchor at New Jersey 101.5. I have toiled daily in the newsroom since 1989 as an anchor, correspondent, field reporter and news director. I have also learned not to call State government between noon and 1:30, because they are out to lunch.
Wanted: Amateur weather watchers — Here’s how to volunteer
Those with an interest in weather can volunteer to be a weather observer in the Garden State.
Some college freshmen do not become sophomores
The exact reason may be unclear, says Jacob Farbman of the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges.
Way too many deer in NJ? Drones will count them
A group of New Jersey farmers have overseen a test flight for an infrared-sensing drone to measure the number of deer around their fields.
NJ retailers anticipate jolly holidays for sales
A survey from a North Plainfield-based commercial real estate company finds a lot of optimism among their retail clients as we head toward the holiday shopping season.
Cut food stamps? 15,000 veterans in NJ rely on them
A New Jersey group fighting hunger in the state points to a new report that shows New Jersey veterans rely on assistance for food.
Rain can pollute rivers and streams — but NJ towns can do something
New Jersey Future is offering a "toolkit" to enable towns and cities in the state to reduce pollution from storm water runoff with what they call "green infrastructure."
The best and worst locations for retailers in NJ
Retail vacancy rates were up 7 percent this summer in North and Central Jersey, according to the latest survey by the Goldstein Group, a Paramus-based commercial realtor.
Poll finds support for legal marijuana in New Jersey
Almost 6 in 10 New Jerseyans support legalizing the possession and use of marijuana in the state, according to a new Rutgers/Eagleton poll.
NJ has fund for crime victims — Do they know about it?
State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon, R-Monmouth, is backing a bill that he says will help crime victims by making them more aware of the Victims of Crime Compensation Fund.
Have home security cam? Monmouth cops could use your help
In Monmouth County, the sheriff's office and other law enforcement agencies are enlisting the help of residents and businesses to volunteer their video surveillance for Operation Watchdog.
Student loan debt drags on Jersey economy, study finds
Better than 6 in 10 Jersey college grads carry student loan debt, according to a new study done by Monmouth University for New Jersey Realtors.
NJ could get a warmer, wetter winter from El Nino
The prediction for the coming winter season from national forecasters suggests it may be wet and mild in New Jersey.