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.
Despite big moves, NJ scores badly in tobacco report
According to an annual report from the American Lung Association, the Garden State receives a 'D' or 'F' grade in most areas related to tobacco use, the nation's leading cause of preventable death and disease.
During a pandemic, NJ’s housing market was stronger in 2020
"May, through the end of the year, anything that went on the market was here today, gone tomorrow," said Robert White, 2021 president-elect for New Jersey Realtors.
NJ’s 24-hour diners — will they exist post-pandemic?
When life returns to some type of normalcy, late-night diner hours may still be hard to find.
NJ plan: Reduce maternal mortality by 50% over 5 years
"It's designed to make transformational change in a system that has historically failed our mothers and babies of color."
Atlantic City casinos battling more than coronavirus in 2021
"After a slow start, Pennsylvania casinos are poised to challenge New Jersey's current East Coast internet betting hegemony, if not this year certainly by 2022," industry analyst Anthony Marino told New Jersey 101.5.
Postpartum anxiety, depression on the rise during COVID
"I was having probably five to six panic attacks a day," one new mother told New Jersey 101.5.
How NJ weddings will look in 2021 due to COVID-19
The pandemic is still killing the classic New Jersey wedding, so couples are getting creative, with the help of the places and people they hire, to ensure their big day actually occurs in 2021.
COVID vs. mental health — we can’t forget NJ’s heroes
While attempting to limit the pandemic's fatality count, healthcare professionals and first responders are also attempting to protect themselves and their families from the potential impacts of COVID-19.
NJ lawmakers move the state closer to fully-online car sales
Online sales have been given the green light during the pandemic, but customers have still been required to visit the dealership in person to sign necessary paperwork.
Before COVID, therapy access was already a problem in New Jersey
As the public health crisis drags on, professionals hope telemedicine efforts are doing enough to keep already-existing patients in check, and take on new residents who are willing to seek help.
More youngsters seeking mental-health treatment due to COVID-19
Many minors in New Jersey likely viewed the start of the pandemic as an extended spring break, but weeks turned into months, and in early 2021, New Jersey remains knee-deep in the crisis.
NJ retail, office space vacancy continues to grow as COVID drags on
But the current numbers don't tell the entire bleak story, as industry observers brace for even more vacant space in the near future.