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 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.
Seton Hall and the Caribbean — closer than you may think
The university this month held its first summit on the topic — featuring several speakers with experience in Caribbean affairs — and plans are already in the works for a second summit in 2018.
Opioid epidemic not a concern for many, poll finds
Among those who've taken prescription pain medications, 16 percent said addiction is a concern. Two-thirds admit they had no concerns or hesitations prior to taking their prescription.
NJ needs some young blood — Most donations come from older adults
"Colleges are tough," said Loriann Reinhardt, donor recruitment account manager for the Community Blood Council of New Jersey. "The kids — I don't know if their schedules are too tight, but they're not motivated to come out and donate at all."
Are school nurses in New Jersey not paid enough?
State code in New Jersey requires a post-bachelor's degree certification for school nurses. But that's not what's keeping people away from the field.
NJ voters put fewer women in the state legislature
Despite a solid number of females running for a state Senate or Assembly seat, New Jersey will drop from 12th in the nation to 15th for the proportion of women in its legislature.
Parkway Exit 109 won’t get full makeover as planned
According to a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, there is not enough funding available in the 10-year $7 billion capital program to cover the multi-million dollar project.
Racist campaign flyers should be condemned, could be illegal, lawyer says
"There needs to be an investigation to uncover more of the facts," said Scott Novakowski, associate counsel with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
Anxiety, migraines could soon be eligible for medical pot in NJ
The clock is ticking on a final decision.