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.
As sports betting grows in NJ, so do calls for help
In December 2019, the share of sports betting calls topped 17% for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, which handles the 800-GAMBLER helpline.
These are some of NJ’s highest-profile tax cheats
The only law enforcement agency with the authority to investigate federal tax crimes had no shortage of activity in New Jersey during fiscal year 2019.
Autism likely affects more children than we know, Rutgers research finds
Despite growing awareness of the developmental disorder, research out of Rutgers University claims autism's reach is much greater than current figures suggest.
What it takes to handle suicide and crisis phone calls in NJ
Not just anyone can calm an individual who's contemplating suicide, especially if that individual is a complete stranger.
Potential NJ law teaches you how to treat cops during traffic stop
Gov. Murphy would need to sign the bill by Tuesday in order for it to become law.
NJ county forms task force to diffuse ‘youth vaping epidemic’
As state lawmakers wait on Gov. Phil Murphy to decide whether New Jersey will ban the sale of all flavored vaping products, a county in the throws of a "youth vaping epidemic" has created a special task force devoted to implementing a coordinated response to the issue.
NJ arrests 24 and seizes thousand pounds of Stoner Patch candies, edibles
Calling it one of the state's largest busts ever of THC/marijuana edibles, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said the bust resulted in charges against 24 men and women, most of whom live in the Garden State.
NJ wants to ‘listen’ to your thoughts about the juvenile justice system
New Jersey has a task force charged with finding ways to improve the state's youth justice system, and it's calling on the public for help.
It looks like NJ is losing people, and billions of tax dollars
A couple of just-released reports suggest that more people want out of the Garden State state than in.
Lakewood cops, volunteers on higher alert for anti-Semitic crime
"We've increased visits to our shuls, churches and synagogues," said Lt. Leroy Marshall, of the Lakewood Police Department.