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.
Report urges NJ to spend more on keeping kids out of jail
New Jersey has increased the amount spent on incarcerating youth by 370% in the last two decades.
No need to capture: NJ researchers using DNA to sample marine life
One container of crystal-clear water can reveal quite the story for marine researchers at Monmouth University.
NJ poll: Some gender stereotypes still alive and well
Respondents perceive some stark gender differences, by wide margins, when asked whether various personal traits apply more to men or women, or whether there is no difference between the genders.
With new tool, NJ doctors are saving you money on prescriptions
A growing number of prescribing doctors have access to a tool that lets them access medication costs during a patient's visit.
Breastfeeding at work — most moms unaware of all rights
Law states that employers must afford breastfeeding employees "reasonable break time" to express milk.
124-year record shows: July keeps getting hotter in NJ
Out of the 31 days in July, 23 saw the temperature hit 90 degrees or higher somewhere in the Garden State.
You are not alone — new moms healing by talking to others also struggling
For many mothers struggling with postpartum depression and other pregnancy-related mood disorders, an initial step in healing is knowing they are not alone, and not a "bad mom."
Services ‘few and far between’ for NJ’s depressed and anxious moms
"Everyone calls crying, and everyone sounds like they're admitting something to a priest in a small booth," said Lisa Tremayne, center director in Long Branch.
Depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts — how NJ moms are struggling
Studies show that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect as many as one in five women.
NJ 9-year-old is in D.C. to fight for diabetes funding
"I feel good that I'm educating people that are older than me about something that I have," the Matawan fourth-grader said.
2019 Haskell at Monmouth Park — Cops targeting underage drinking
"We'd like to stop it before it actually gets into the venue," said Oceanport Police Chief Michael Kelly. "They're showing up to Monmouth Park intoxicated and impaired."
No easy way to tell if your kid’s gym floor is laced with mercury
It's unclear exactly how many school gymnasium floors in New Jersey have the potential to emit toxic mercury vapor over time, or are already doing so.