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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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Lawmaker calls coalition’s safety warning ‘bogus’

A group called the National Coalition for Safer Roads has a warning for New Jersey drivers: as more people hit the road this summer, the risk of traffic collisions from drivers running red light will increase.

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Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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How unpopular has Gov. Christie become?

During his first term as governor, Chris Christie became wildly popular, but over the past year and a half, after Bridgegate and a sluggish state economy that's still struggling, he's got his lowest approval ratings ever.

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Fewer NJ teens being locked up in juvenile detention centers

A new report finds the number of teenagers being sent to juvenile detention facilities both in New Jersey and across the country has dropped significantly in recent years, but youth of color are a lot more likely to be locked up than their white counterparts.

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Federal transportation funding for NJ – Could it be in jeopardy?

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and several transportation advocates gathered at the Route 35 Bridge in Perth Amboy on Monday, calling on Congress to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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New Jersey’s golf courses fighting to attract more players

Back in the late 1990s, as Tiger Woods began winning tournaments, the game of golf was more popular than ever, however, for a variety of reasons, including time commitment, cost and high degrees of difficulty and frustration, the number of people playing golf today has decreased.

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