Joe Cutter is the senior news anchor at New Jersey 101.5. I have toiled daily in the newsroom since 1989 as an anchor, correspondent, field reporter and news director. I have also learned not to call State government between noon and 1:30, because they are out to lunch.
NJ is 2nd in Northeast for lightning damage. Here’s how to avoid getting hit
New Jersey sees its share of lightning, especially during the summer. In fact, insurance stats show we were 2nd in the northeast in lightning-related claims last year.
NJ mainstay crops slower this season, but they will be good
The cool wet spring has delayed some of the, "allstars of Jersey Fresh," the corn, peaches and tomatoes this summer. But it could have been worse.
Jersey gas prices are still moderate heading into the summer
There is good news for New Jersey drivers, as gas prices continue to drop here.
NJ’s blueberry industry is fine, despite problems in other states
While some other states' blueberry crops are having their share of problems, New Jersey's berries are having another great season.
More marijuana busts in NJ than ever — and arrests aren’t fair, report says
The ACLU in New Jersey has issued a new report that claims blacks in the state are unfairly targeted when it comes to arrests for marijuana possession and use.
Do your schools offer free meals during summer? Federal funds left behind
A summer meals program that provides breakfast and lunch for needy kids in New Jersey is highly ranked when compared to other states. Unfortunately, it is still falling short for a lot of kids here.
Pennsylvania off-site gambling a threat to Atlantic City?
Pennsylvania is considering the expansion of slots and internet gambling by placing machines in bars and restaurants.
New Jersey Special Olympics are this weekend
The games will be held at TCNJ and Schafer Sports Center in Lawrenceville.
Assemblyman wants to ban styrofoam from NJ school cafeterias
A move is afoot in Trenton to put the brakes on the popular use of styrofoam food containers in New Jersey schools.
Don’t be like Tiger! Driving while medicated as dangerous as drunk driving
Taking medicine and driving...drugged driving...can be every bit as dangerous as drunk driving, according to New Jersey experts.