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.
Guess Who Hasn’t Been Getting Flu Shots: NJ Hospital Workers
According to the federal data, vaccination rates among employees registered below 60% last flu season at Inspira Health Network's three hospitals in Elmer, Vineland and Woodbury.
NJ Among the States With the Highest Tax Refunds — Good or Bad News?
According to SmartAsset, research has shown that when "windfall recipients" receive their money, they tend to spend it "more freely."
Net Metering — NJ Could Let You Make More Money From Solar Panels
Through a system known as net metering, solar customers get credited for the electricity their solar arrays produce but goes unused and is returned to the power grid.
NJ Explores the Alarming Rate of Black Baby Deaths
Using Atlantic City as an example, where median income is one-third of the rest of the state, the infant mortality rate among black mothers is 29 per 1,000 live births. Statewide, it's 4.6 per 1,000.
NJ Public Schools are Nearly the Best In the Country
Looking at several measures across three categories — chance for success, school finance, and K-12 achievement — the Garden State scored higher than the national average in nearly every instance.
For Every Five Crimes Committed in NJ, Only One is Solved
New Jersey was home to 308 murders in 2017. At least 50 percent have not yet been solved.
Steal From NJ’s Inlets to Feed the Beaches — Complementary Sand Projects Underway
Eroded beaches and sand-clogged inlets are just a couple of problems facing shore communities. Projects underway in Ocean and Atlantic Counties are taking sand from inlets and dumping it onto beaches that need widening.
NJ Flu Cases Spiked 35% Last Week — When Will it End?
Flu activity remains high in every corner of the state, as more than 3,500 additional cases are confirmed throughout New Jersey in just the past week.
NJ Residents Physically Healthy But Lag in Purpose, Motivation
In the annual Gallup-Sharecare survey, New Jersey residents don't fare so well on a new well-being index.
1% in 10 Years — NJ Home Prices Barely Growing
When you account for inflation, the average home sale price actually dropped 14% from 2007 to 2017 — more proof of New Jersey's sluggish comeback from last decade's economic downturn.