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.
No prom equals another punch in the gut to NJ businesses
On May 4, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in-person learning would not occur for the rest of the academic year, essentially putting the nail in the coffin for gatherings like graduations and school dances.
10 historic places considered the most endangered in NJ
There's no shortage of architectural, cultural and historic resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost forever.
Latest study of COVID-19 and NJ children shows cause for concern
"Parents need to continue to take the virus seriously," said Lawrence Kleinman at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Even with online gaming, Atlantic City casino revenue down 19% in 2020
Compared to the same month last year, Atlantic City casinos' internet gaming platforms more than doubled their winnings during April 2020, the first full month of a state-mandated brick-and-mortar casino shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus.
Survey: Youth detention population plummets amid pandemic
In a survey of select local detention centers throughout the country, including in New Jersey, it was found that the number of young offenders in these facilities fell by 24% from March 1 to April 1.
More than 25% of NJ jobless claims filed by those over age 55
Coronavirus-related business shutdowns and layoffs have taken a heavy toll on older workers here and elsewhere, according to AARP.
Bill would end federal government ‘clawbacks’ of Sandy funds
"We need closure now. Sandy survivors need to be able to say, 'Enough,'" said Stewart, community organizer with New Jersey Organizing Project.
Billboard’s top music-business schools include NJ universities
They join a list of schools that have long been known for their high-caliber offerings in the field, such as University of Southern California and Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Surrendering a pet during pandemic should be ‘last resort’
The current health crisis is resulting in major shifts within the animal welfare community.
Warning: Even in pandemic, creditors can report delinquent accounts
No part of the stimulus act blocks banks and lenders from telling the credit bureaus when you fall behind on payments or your account goes into collections.
No sign of ‘murder hornets’ in New Jersey: Will they come here?
The coronavirus pandemic will likely remain your top concern as we head into the warmest part of the year.
Groups urge NJ to give aid to unauthorized immigrants, others left out
Advocacy groups and nonprofits in New Jersey are calling on the public to support relief initiatives that aim to help New Jersey's most vulnerable workers who can't access government assistance during this pandemic, including unauthorized immigrants.