I have been covering New Jersey news for more than 25 years, and have served as New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000. I've reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy as well as the terror bomb attack down the shore. I have covered the campaigns of Governors McGreevey Corzine, and Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg Bob Menendez and Cory booker. Additionally, I broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges. I am proud to have received numerous awards for coverage of New Jersey stories, and been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.
Are special-needs students getting left behind? Coping with pandemic
As organizations like Autism New Jersey advocate for districts to provide in-person instruction, parents are told to document problems with virtual learning and signs of regression
NJ’s new at-home plan still doesn’t pass the teacher-principal test
They believe schools will still face numerous health and safety issues for students, teacher and support staff.
As schools get set to reopen, NJ launches color-coded tracking system
The regionalized system will be color-coded to help parents, students and school officials monitor the spread of the disease in their local communities
Another back-to-school snag: NJ has bus driver shortage
As districts prepare to partially reopen next month, there is growing concern that the pandemic could make it even harder for bus companies to get the drivers they need.
Leaders from nearly every industry say it’s time for NJ to reopen
With all the key COVID-19 metrics showing the virus is under control, a business aoalition is urging Gov. Murphy to end the “pause mode” in the Garden State.
Murphy: Indoor dining still too risky, even with COVID stats low
Murphy highlights a video clip showing how 9 diners in South China got the coronavirus from one infected individual sitting right underneath an air conditioning vent last January.
NJ’s plan to reintroduce indoor nursing home visits
Additional funding to boost salaries for nursing home aides is also announced
If NJ college classes are online, why are students charged these fees?
One lawmaker wants to “incentivize” colleges and universities that get aid from the state to lower student costs
Telemedicine has become the new normal in NJ
Experts believe the trend will continue even after the health crisis is over because telemedicine is quicker and easier than in-person visits.
Can NJ’s ongoing power outage problems ever be solved?
There are solutions available to improve reliability, but they won’t come cheap