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.
With an uptick in vaping, NJ schools adjust their lessons
According to the latest youth tobacco survey, 9.6 percent of New Jersey youth are using e-cigs — more than double the rate of youth reporting the usage of traditional cigarettes.
Exotic tick has no business in NJ — but may be here for good
An exotic tick species that somehow made its way to New Jersey may now be here for good.
NJ got rid of permits for roof jobs — Mayors say that was bad idea
A poorly-timed rule that took effect in March opens the door to concerns for residents' safety and municipalities' revenue streams, according to town officials looking to reverse the change.
Oxygen masks for pets — life-saver donated to 150 squads in NJ
It's a piece of equipment crews hope they never have to use.
Fix that house, or pay up! Toms River approves new rule
At the latest Township Council meeting, officials approved an ordinance that requires property owners register their vacant or abandoned property with the township — at a fee that becomes costlier as time goes on.
How dirty is the air where you live in NJ?
More than half of New Jersey's counties received a failing grade for ozone pollution in the latest air quality report card from the American Lung Association.
Disease, terrorism, extreme weather — is NJ prepared?
The Princeton-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released the results of its 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index.
Manasquan: You may see hurt teens. You may hear screams. Don’t worry.
A heavy police presence, road closures, "wounded" students and bone-chilling screams will take hold of a couple blocks in Manasquan on Friday.
Trust your dog groomer? NJ doesn’t even require licenses
"Pets are members of our families, they're loved ones, and we want to make certain that when we drop them off to get groomed, that they're in the best of hands," state Senator Kip Bateman told New Jersey 101.5.
NJ tax offices work long days and late nights for last-minute filers
The deadline to file your taxes is two days later this year. That's two extra days of chaos for New Jersey accountants.
NJ may give $75M in tax breaks to spark more film production
While New Jersey offers productions an exemption from the state sales tax, a tax-credit program has been nonexistent since 2010 when then-Gov. Chris Christie suspended the incentive.
When and where you can meet your county’s top law enforcement officials
You can expect to see an even greater amount of community policing events in your county, now that it's being mandated by the state.