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.
The smoking age goes to 21 in just days — are NJ retailers ready?
The minimum age to purchase cigarettes in New Jersey jumps from 19 to 21 on Nov. 1.
Signs of life for North Brunswick ‘transit village’ train stop on Route 1
In the works for a decade and authorized more than four years ago, a train station has yet to arrive at the Main Street "transit village" along Route 1.
Mental health issues persist among Sandy survivors, poll finds
"I hate thinking about this because it really screws me up," Judi Casale told New Jersey 101.5. "It was a really horrific experience."
Fearing cuts to SNAP, NJ group launches campaign
According to the group's report released Wednesday, about 800,000 New Jersey residents depend on SNAP, also known as food stamps, to afford groceries.
Superstorm Sandy, 5 years later — Poll finds lingering dissatisfaction
Since the storm made landfall five years ago, the Monmouth University Polling Institute has kept in touch with a large sample of individuals who were hardest hit.
Student loan debt relief — watch out for scams
At least $95 million was deceptively obtained from American consumers by scam-artist student loan debt relief groups over the past couple years, according to crackdown results revealed by the Federal Trade Commission.
NJ bicycle dealers hope US is the next big market for electric bikes
In Verona, Electric Spokes Co. believes it's on the ground floor of a booming industry stateside that's already a "way of life" in Europe.
Band-Aid was invented in New Jersey — and other Johnson & Johnson history
Did you know the Band-Aid was invented right here in New Jersey? The concept was so new, the public had to be educated on how to use it.
Rail safety risk a concern for flammable loads, report finds
Derailments of trains carrying flammable liquid such as crude oil or ethanol are quite rare, but when they do occur, the consequences are dire.
Death, addiction, violence — 41 percent of NJ kids have faced trauma
Four out of every 10 New Jersey children aged 17 and under have gone through at least one traumatic experience that could lead to serious consequences — both physical and mental — later in life.
Campaign signs litter NJ — Is there anything we can do about them?
Municipalities have the right to restrict or prohibit the posting of these signs on public property, especially if they can obstruct a driver's vision. But when there's so many of them, is it worth the hassle?
Is college worth the money? NJ wants to boost post-high school degrees
Over a lifetime, bachelor's degree holders are expected to earn about $1 million more than those with no education past high school.