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.
Singing vendors and more teens — NJ businesses get creative with hiring
In 2021, Morey's Piers managed to reach just 70% of 2019's employment numbers, despite a search for workers that was more extensive and out-of-the-box than the company ever could have imagined.
Nursing home operator in NJ mandating COVID-19 vaccine
The Garden State's largest private nursing home operator is now part of a list of care providers throughout the country, including major hospital systems in New Jersey, that are requiring that their workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Garden State Parkway rest stops renamed after 9 NJ icons
Service area parking lots will now welcome visitors with banners of New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees, and each stop will contain Hard Rock Cafe-style exhibits related to the Hall of Famers.
Payment from NJ if you land a job? Businesses need workers badly
It's also being recommended that workers receive "retention payments" for staying with a job for a certain period of time.
After slaying of Rahway mom, advocates explain how NJ can protect victims
"Yasemin, like so many other victims of domestic violence homicide, was actively doing things to try to keep herself safe," said Nicole Morella, director of policy and education for New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence.
Crush this bug — spotted lanternfly at vulnerable stage in NJ right now
"The populations are definitely increasing across the state," an expert says.
$30M going to NJ colleges, universities to address COVID impacts
Thirty-five institutions are getting a share.
8 shark species you might find off New Jersey’s coast
One scientist describes New Jersey as a "shark-y place."
3 million NJ residents actually living in poverty, report says
The report suggests the current calculation for poverty is archaic, especially when you're talking about a high-cost state like New Jersey.
Certain workers now eligible for special parking privileges in NJ
The move is part a New Jersey law approved in 2018.
Women charged more than men — proposed NJ law targets ‘pink tax’
“By a woman’s 50th birthday, she will have spent an average of $69,132 more for the same goods and services than her male counterpart, solely as the result of her gender," said Sen. Nia Gill.
‘If you lose it, I can find it’ — Meet NJ’s Ring Finder Steve
"I always picture the stress level that someone's going through, thinking that they're never going to get this back," Steve Pacifico said.