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.
New recommendations for tattoo safety, and how NJ stacks up
Referring to tattoos as commonplace among adolescents and young adults, the American Academy of Pediatrics decided to issue its first formal policy on the topic so you or kids don't end up regretting a decision that's not so easy to reverse.
NJ county gets ‘game-changing’ help in the fight against heroin
"It's a game-changer," Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor's office, told New Jersey 101.5. "What it now does for us is gives us access to intel beyond our borders."
4 NJ kids land news-reporter gigs with Scholastic
Four kids in the Garden State have been selected to join the 2017-2018 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. More than 400 entries were submitted worldwide.
An epic hike: NJ included in tri-state 1,650-mile trail proposal
If this idea becomes reality, it's probably something you'd want to add to your bucket list.
In a flood zone? Why your home in NJ may be MORE valuable
The more at-risk for hurricanes and other natural catastrophes, the more money you may get for your home when it hits the market.
CT scans on kids — NJ effort aims to rein in the cancer risk
"For about every 1,500 scans that are done, a cancer's going to be formed," said Dr. Ernest Leva, director of the division of pediatric emergency medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
A New Jersey first — accepting food stamps at a hospital
The move by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is in response to the 114,000-plus Essex County residents on food stamps as of June 2017 — 5,000 in the South Ward alone.
Voiceless no longer — NJ group helping domestic violence survivors who are deaf
Annmarie woke up in the hospital with her attacker in the room. She couldn't cry out for help.
Rutgers-Camden student, once homeless, strives to provide for today’s impoverished youth
From birth to 11 years old, Alexandra Cruz had no real place to call home.
Own a piece of Fort Monmouth history — sale/auction set for Saturday
Now closed for six years, Fort Monmouth is letting go of possibly thousands of souvenirs and memorabilia. And you're invited to become the new owner.
NJ youth sports leagues still waiting for participation rebound
"The reduction in participation is alarming," Kevin Foley, president of the Howell Soccer Club, told New Jersey 101.5.
Don’t judge a car by its title — hurricane-impacted cars could hit NJ market
As of right now, there's no way to tell when, if or how many vehicles from areas impacted by recent hurricanes will make their way to New Jersey's stream of commerce.