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.
See someone breaking NJ’s COVID-19 rules? There’s a form for that
"The original concept was actually a phone number, but due to the overwhelming call volume, we moved it to an automated form," said Jared Maples, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
COVID-19 fraud has ripped off $3.8M from NJ residents, report finds
Scammers hit the jackpot when the COVID-19 health crisis hit the Garden State.
Tuition insurance? More families opting for it due to COVID-19
Most parents with a kid in college likely have no idea that tuition insurance is even an option, and has been for years.
NJ stats: More people calling for help, fewer committing suicide
"Suicide is a complex health issue with so many contributing factors," said Elizabeth Clemens, New Jersey-area director with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. "It's not a foregone conclusion that rates will increase during this time."
Bat-loving tick recorded in 2 NJ counties, likely more widespread
"I'm sure it's more widespread than this," said James Occi, lead author of a published study on the discovery.
Not spooked by COVID: NJ fall family fun goes on, with precautions
The health crisis has calmed down enough to let New Jersey farms do what they do best in the several weeks leading up to Halloween.
Task force: NJ can improve how it addresses bullying in schools
The task force is led by the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after being a victim of cyberbullying.
Middletown to continue tradition of reading 9/11 victims’ names
The town that lost the most souls in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, behind New York City, refuses to let the 19th anniversary come and go without reading those victims' names out loud.
Revival of biker gang threatens safety of NJ residents, report warns
Random patrons in bars, and drivers on the road, have been the victims of acts of intimidation and physical assaults carried out by Pagans, according to the report.
Use by, best by, sell by — NJ campaigns to prevent food waste
Did you stock up on food when the pandemic hit, and end up throwing a lot away? Are you hesitant to open a box or can if the "use by" date has already passed?