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.
Would legal marijuana mean higher auto insurance rates in NJ?
An analysis released in June by the Highway Loss Data Institute found that legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington resulted in a rate of collision claims that's about 3 percent higher than would have been expected without the updated laws.
Thanksgiving is a super-deadly time on NJ roads
Nearly 20 lives were lost on New Jersey's roads during Thanksgiving weekend over the last two years alone.
New Jersey schools carrying Narcan, more making plans to
In a May 2016 memo to schools, the state Department of Education recommended that the use of Narcan should be included in district emergency response procedures.
Hosting Thanksgiving in NJ? See how much it’ll cost
Using the 2017 survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which annually examines the national average cost of a classic Thanksgiving meal, we traveled to an Ocean County grocery store to see how New Jersey's prices compare.
Machine over man? NJ poll asks who’s the safer driver
In a survey from car and home insurance company Plymouth Rock, 1,000 New Jersey motorists (500 males, 500 females) were asked who's the safer driver — men, women, or a self-driving car?
NJ requires you to spend hundreds of days and dollars to become locksmith
In New Jersey, you must log more than 700 days of education and experience, pass an exam and pay more than $200 in fees before earning your license to become...
$3,400 a month?!? The most expensive places in NJ to rent apartments
Just six counties are represented in the state's 20-most expensive ZIPs.
NJ’s transgender high school athletes no longer need proof
"Our experience has been that students don't make this up. No one's trying to game the system," NJSIAA Attorney Steve Goodell told New Jersey 101.5. "We take them at their word."
NJ is giving families free vacuum cleaners to deal with asthma
Community health workers aim to spot the environmental factors inside a home that may trigger a flare-up of the chronic lung disease.
Hungry for the holidays in NJ — Food and money wanted
The push is on at New Jersey food banks to feed up to 1 million residents — including hundreds of thousands of children — this holiday season.
What it costs to attend college in New Jersey
According to the College Board's 2017 Trends in Higher Education reports, colleges and universities continue to post modest annual increases in tuition and fees.
NJ drivers love to share their #RoadRage on social media
A group tracked over 100,000 Instagram posts since 2011 that were tagged with the hashtag #RoadRage to better understand where and when drivers are more likely to get frustrated behind the wheel.