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.
Trust your dog groomer? NJ doesn’t even require licenses
"Pets are members of our families, they're loved ones, and we want to make certain that when we drop them off to get groomed, that they're in the best of hands," state Senator Kip Bateman told New Jersey 101.5.
NJ got rid of permits for roof jobs — Mayors say that was bad idea
A poorly-timed rule that took effect in March opens the door to concerns for residents' safety and municipalities' revenue streams, according to town officials looking to reverse the change.
NJ Air So Dirty That it’s Bad For Your Health, Report Says
More than half of New Jersey's counties received a failing grade for ozone pollution in the latest air quality report card from the American Lung Association.
Disease, Terrorism, Extreme Weather — Is NJ Prepared?
New Jersey's ability to manage health emergencies has improved and the state's readiness is in line with the nation's as a whole, according to a state-by-state assessment of preparedness.
NJ Tax Offices Work Long Days and Late Nights for Last-Minute Filers
The deadline to file your taxes is two days later this year. That's two extra days of chaos for New Jersey accountants.
NJ May Give $75M in Tax Breaks to Spark More Film Production
While New Jersey offers productions an exemption from the state sales tax, a tax-credit program has been nonexistent since 2010 when then-Gov. Chris Christie suspended the incentive.
When and Where You Can Meet Your County’s Top Law Enforcement Officials
You can expect to see an even greater amount of community policing events in your county, now that it's being mandated by the state.
NJ Launches Campaign to Limit Babies Hooked on Drugs
“Babies that are exposed to drugs in the womb are at risk of prematurity, birth defects and withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and vomiting,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal.
NJ Towns Where Letter Carriers Get Bitten by Dogs
According to 2017 figures released by the U.S. Postal Service, 153 postal employees were attacked by dogs in New Jersey. Nationwide, the number of victimized employees topped 6,200.
How to Take New Jersey’s 911 Services Out of the 1960s
In most parts of New Jersey, the number you call in an emergency is still living in the 1960s, according to state lawmakers who want to require the state's 911 systems catch up with the times.