Joe Cutter is the senior news anchor at New Jersey 101.5. I have toiled daily in the newsroom since 1989 as an anchor, correspondent, field reporter and news director. I have also learned not to call State government between noon and 1:30, because they are out to lunch.
Several NJ counties to send out vote-by-mail applications to every voter
Another New Jersey county will address the ongoing and chronic low participation in elections by trying vote-by-mail this fall.
NJ Lottery has new game that you can play with friends at these bars
A new lottery game, Quick Draw has launched in New Jersey this week that offers a new type of lottery play with numbers electronically drawn.
Trenton hearing this week on progress at New York Penn Station
In Trenton this Wednesday, a joint legislative committee hearing will assess the status of ongoing repairs at New York Penn Station.
The top phone scams to watch out for in NJ
Those phone scams are alive and well in New Jersey, and getting worse, according to a new survey by a maker of call-blocking devices.
NJ residents don’t have to go to the country to eat a lot of peaches
This year's New Jersey peach crop is one for the books, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher.
After NJ legalizes firecrackers, experts still urge fireworks safety
The fireworks safety issue emerges each year at July 4th. The law has been changed this year in New Jersey to allow for the sale and possession of sparklers and non-aerial novelty fireworks. But safety experts still take a dim view.
Children can easily die in a hot car — 12 already have so far in 2017
The heat of summer can spell serious danger for kids and pets left inside a vehicle for any length of time.
NJ is 2nd in Northeast for lightning damage. Here’s how to avoid getting hit
New Jersey sees its share of lightning, especially during the summer. In fact, insurance stats show we were 2nd in the northeast in lightning-related claims last year.
NJ mainstay crops slower this season, but they will be good
The cool wet spring has delayed some of the, "allstars of Jersey Fresh," the corn, peaches and tomatoes this summer. But it could have been worse.
Jersey gas prices are still moderate heading into the summer
There is good news for New Jersey drivers, as gas prices continue to drop here.
NJ’s blueberry industry is fine, despite problems in other states
While some other states' blueberry crops are having their share of problems, New Jersey's berries are having another great season.
More marijuana busts in NJ than ever — and arrests aren’t fair, report says
The ACLU in New Jersey has issued a new report that claims blacks in the state are unfairly targeted when it comes to arrests for marijuana possession and use.