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.
1000 degrees in 30 seconds: How to avoid a Christmas tree fire
"Trees catch fire very quick, very easily, they're extremely flammable," said David Kurasz, executive director of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. "It's a real risk that the general public needs to be aware of."
Suddenly, lots of New Jersey residents have high blood pressure
With the new "high" now considered 130 over 80, rather than 140 over 90, countless additional New Jersey residents are walking around with high blood pressure and likely have no idea.
Watch out, NJ — ‘Porch pirates’ eyeing your holiday deliveries
According to a 2017 package theft study from YourLocalSecurity.com, 71 million Americans had a package stolen from outside their home in 2016.
Machine over man? NJ poll asks who’s the safer driver
In a survey from car and home insurance company Plymouth Rock, 1,000 New Jersey motorists (500 males, 500 females) were asked who's the safer driver — men, women, or a self-driving car?
$3,400 a month?!? The most expensive places in NJ to rent apartments
Just six counties are represented in the state's 20-most expensive ZIPs.
NJ’s transgender high school athletes no longer need proof
"Our experience has been that students don't make this up. No one's trying to game the system," NJSIAA Attorney Steve Goodell told New Jersey 101.5. "We take them at their word."
NJ is giving families free vacuum cleaners to deal with asthma
Community health workers aim to spot the environmental factors inside a home that may trigger a flare-up of the chronic lung disease.
Hungry for the holidays in NJ — Food and money wanted
The push is on at New Jersey food banks to feed up to 1 million residents — including hundreds of thousands of children — this holiday season.
What it costs to attend college in New Jersey
According to the College Board's 2017 Trends in Higher Education reports, colleges and universities continue to post modest annual increases in tuition and fees.
Opioid epidemic not a concern for many, poll finds
Among those who've taken prescription pain medications, 16 percent said addiction is a concern. Two-thirds admit they had no concerns or hesitations prior to taking their prescription.