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.
Girl Scout cookies will be gone soon in NJ — how you help with each purchase
"It really is fun to run your own cookie business and observe your success while you're at it," said 16-year-old Isabella Fernandes, a Girl Scout Ambassador in Paramus.
NJ group to schools: COVID-19 doesn’t have to stop concerts, plays
"Visual and performing arts may occur in person, following proper mitigation, in all of our public schools," Bob Morrison, director of the advocacy group, told New Jersey 101.5.
Advocates push for yearly screenings of NJ students for drugs, depression
Not many young students will volunteer information, unprompted, about feelings of depression or their recent experimentation with drugs.
NJ suicides down during COVID, but thoughts of suicide may be up
Calls for help continue to outpace typical volume.
How healthy is your county? New NJ rankings for 2021
Compared to last year's report, no county moved more than two spots in either direction.
66,000 lives saved and counting — NJ hospitals release COVID report
The COVID-patient release rate at New Jersey hospitals increased from 73.7% in April 2020 to 88.6% in February 2021.
NJ shore operations could be limited again due to less foreign help
Once again in the face of a global pandemic, seaside venues in New Jersey aren't sure if they can count on help from foreign college students who typically fill their ranks each year as part of a summer work travel program.
You may be out of luck if you want a Jersey Shore rental this year
The coronavirus pandemic has made shore towns the safest bet in many people's minds, so demand for rentals is off the charts along the entire coast.
COVID vaccine poll: Many adults are hesitant, fewer minorities received it
"We see a very strong resistance politically to the vaccine, where an actual majority of Republicans said they are probably or definitely not going to get the vaccine," said John Froonjian, director of the Hughes Center at Stockton.
We asked NJ theaters if their stages will be live this spring and summer
It's been a year since most performing arts venues in the Garden State have seen a live standing ovation, or since any have seen just a typical crowd.
Poor lake quality in Monmouth County — likely a statewide problem
On a four-tier scale that denotes the status of water quality, Monmouth County's 10 coastal lakes fall in the worst possible category, according to data gathering led by Monmouth University that continues today.
Tens of thousands of potholes already repaired in 2021 on NJ roads
Agencies across the Garden State say an active winter in the storm department, along with plenty of freeze-and-thaw temperature changes, resulted in more potholes compared to what drivers may have seen during the last couple of winters.