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.
In NJ, whites and Asians more likely to be happy where they live
A new Rutgers poll finds 4 out of 5 New Jerseyans are satisfied with their neighborhood. But race and income are factors for those who are disatisfied with where they live.
Time to turn on the air conditioner? Here’s how to save on bill
This week's sudden heat spell will mean a spring debut for the ol' home air conditioner. There are a few things to keep in mind when you hit the cool for the first time.
It’s strawberry season in New Jersey: Get ’em while they last
It is strawberry season in New Jersey, and the operative words are "short" and "sweet."
Does every town need a tax assessor? Lawmaker says there’s a better way
A South Jersey Assemblyman has introduced legislation he says will save Atlantic County taxpayers millions.
NJ libraries now helping the unemployed find jobs
If you are job-hunting or about to graduate and start a career, the state Labor Department wants you to know that help may be as near as your local library.
Smart money: NJ’s independent colleges boost state economy
A report from The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey says the 14 institutions of higher learning also generate a great deal of higher economic benefits for the state.
Nearly half of parents say kids don’t wear bike helmets — It’s the law in NJ
In 2015 there were over 426,000 emergency room visits related to wheeled sports. That comes out to almost 50 kids an hour going to the emergency room.
How to make New Jersey highways safer
A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety promotes roadway improvements and highway engineering advances that they say will reduce fatalities and serious injuries.
Christie ‘mainly a failure’ and support for new Hudson tunnel grows — poll results
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll hit on some hot buttons in New Jersey, including the governor's job approval, building that Hudson tunnel and public schools.
Forest fire risk in New Jersey increases with warmer weather
New Jersey forest fire officials warn that with the onset of spring, the risk of fires in Jersey's woods increases.
Little things you can do to improve NJ air quality
This week has been declared "Air Quality Awareness Week" in New Jersey to focus on the progress we have made against air pollution, and what we can do to continue to improve.
Computers screens, sun take toll on eyes — NJ doc’s tips to protect your vision
With constant computer and smartphone use and increasing time spent outdoors in the sun with warmer weather, our eyes get bombarded with a lot of different light sources. Protecting them is critical.