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 schools take on children’s mental health
One could argue a child's teacher may be more likely than a child's parents to spot the pop-up or beginning stages of a mental health issue.
NJ funeral homes can now serve food — some trying it out
After paying your respects during a visitation at Oliverie Funeral Home in Manchester, you can pay a visit to the food truck directly outside and grab a short-rib slider.
Youth suicide in NJ: The ultimate consequence of mental illness
New Jersey statistics suggest that more than two dozen individuals under the age of 18 took their own lives in 2017.
NJ is the 2nd-most expensive state for dating, analysis finds
Finding love, or keeping it alive, isn't cheap.
Child mental health — NJ experts on the dangers and signs
An annual average of more than 930,000 New Jersey adults are living with a mental illness. How much lower could that number be today if signs of these individuals' developing disorders were caught and addressed at an early age?
NJ veterinarian: Why NJ algal blooms can be deadly for pets
"Because of global warming and changes in temperature and whatnot, we're seeing it more on the East Coast," said Dr. Adam Christman, co-chief of staff at Brick Town Veterinary Hospital.
NJ poll: Some gender stereotypes still alive and well
Respondents perceive some stark gender differences, by wide margins, when asked whether various personal traits apply more to men or women, or whether there is no difference between the genders.
Breastfeeding at work — most moms unaware of all rights
Law states that employers must afford breastfeeding employees "reasonable break time" to express milk.
124-year record shows: July keeps getting hotter in NJ
Out of the 31 days in July, 23 saw the temperature hit 90 degrees or higher somewhere in the Garden State.
You are not alone — new moms healing by talking to others also struggling
For many mothers struggling with postpartum depression and other pregnancy-related mood disorders, an initial step in healing is knowing they are not alone, and not a "bad mom."
Services ‘few and far between’ for NJ’s depressed and anxious moms
"Everyone calls crying, and everyone sounds like they're admitting something to a priest in a small booth," said Lisa Tremayne, center director in Long Branch.
Depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts — how NJ moms are struggling
Studies show that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect as many as one in five women.