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.
NJ to help stroke, brain injury victims with common language disorder
Despite the prevalence of aphasia, which affects one's ability to express or process words and thoughts, professionals are still attempting to learn its intricacies and discover how many sufferers may be undiagnosed or untreated.
How much are Airbnb rentals affecting NJ shore tourism?
Tourism industry employees and observers at the Jersey Shore are keeping a close eye on the rising popularity of online home-sharing services such as Airbnb, which currently don't adhere to the same sales and lodging taxes as hotels and motels.
Move over, millennials: NJ businesses looking at undefined ‘Generation Z’
"We don't fully know their generational essence," said James Hughes, an economist and demographer at Rutgers University. "We don't have a good handle on them yet because we don't have much experience dealing with them."
In a digital music world, Jersey record shops are still spinning
The number of record stores nationwide has been nearly cut in half since 2008, according to market research firm IBISWorld.
Elevated levels of mosquitoes predicted for New Jersey
The recent weather trends don't paint a pretty picture for mosquito season in the Garden State.
Etsy success stories in NJ — being crafty never paid so well
Etsy, a global marketplace for handmade and vintage items, features more than 60 pages of New Jersey-based "shops." Some have made just a few sales, bringing in a few bucks now and then, but others have conducted thousands of transactions.
The NJ counties with the most child care options for working parents
More than 207,000 New Jersey children under the age of 3 live in families where both parents work, meaning some type of child care will be needed.
Problem gambling not so uncommon in New Jersey
Living in a state with seven casinos and the ability to wager online may be convenient for those who get the gambling itch every once in a while. But the combination also comes with a price.
Beach badges making more money for NJ shore towns
Many shore towns offer a discounted rate on the summer-long passes to incentivize early purchases, making them available in November or December the year prior.
Shave to Save — NJ events raise awareness, funds for childhood cancer research
Five such events in New Jersey are occurring over just the next two weeks. Folks interested in "taking it all off" can create an online fundraising page for donations from friends and family.