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.
NJ farmers dealing with labor shortage, passing costs on to consumers
"There's just nobody out there," one farmer told New Jersey 101.5.
After slaying of Rahway mom, advocates explain how NJ can protect victims
"Yasemin, like so many other victims of domestic violence homicide, was actively doing things to try to keep herself safe," said Nicole Morella, director of policy and education for New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence.
Crush this bug — spotted lanternfly at vulnerable stage in NJ right now
"The populations are definitely increasing across the state," an expert says.
$30M going to NJ colleges, universities to address COVID impacts
Thirty-five institutions are getting a share.
8 shark species you might find off New Jersey’s coast
One scientist describes New Jersey as a "shark-y place."
Rare bipartisanship — most NJ voters want SALT cap removed
The cap on state and local taxes that can be claimed as a deduction on federal taxes, better known as the SALT cap, has been seen as an attack on Democratic states, particularly high-tax states such as New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
3 million NJ residents actually living in poverty, report says
The report suggests the current calculation for poverty is archaic, especially when you're talking about a high-cost state like New Jersey.
NJ does ‘very poor job’ explaining funeral rights to consumers: report
Did you know a funeral home has to give you prices over the phone if you request them? Did you know embalming a body is rarely required?
NJ school underfunding means less experienced, fewer teachers: report
In a new report, Garden State residents get a glimpse of the real consequences for students and their futures when schools don't get enough funding to educate New Jersey's youth.
Certain workers now eligible for special parking privileges in NJ
The move is part a New Jersey law approved in 2018.