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.
NJ Developer: Liquor-License Laws Crippling State’s Shopping Centers
It's the excessive cost of liquor licenses in the state, and the limited number of licenses available, that are forcing restaurants to quickly go out of business or never set up shop in the first place, according to real-estate developer George Jacobs.
NJ Needs to Fill Hundreds of Peak-Season Jobs
The deadline is rapidly approaching for submissions to become a temporary employee of the state during the busy season at parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites.
NJ Sports Betting — Officials, Venues Prepare for Potential Green-Light
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is encouraging parties interested in sports betting to start the application process for a casino service industry license, if they haven't already.
Motorists Unafraid to Report Their Road Rage Habits, AAA Study Finds
In a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey, 80 percent of motorists say they've expressed significant anger and aggression — that is, committed road rage — behind the wheel.
1,000 Cops Have Been Trained to Guard NJ Schools
The Garden State continues to lead the nation in the practice of unannounced school shooter drills, according to the New Jersey Department of Education.
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.