I have been covering New Jersey news for more than 25 years, and have served as New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000. I've reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy as well as the terror bomb attack down the shore. I have covered the campaigns of Governors McGreevey Corzine, and Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg Bob Menendez and Cory booker. Additionally, I broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges. I am proud to have received numerous awards for coverage of New Jersey stories, and been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.
NJ electric vehicle rebate in danger because of COVID-19 budget woes
Because of the huge state revenue gap caused by the novel-coronavirus shutdown earlier this year, funding for a program to encourage New Jersey residents to buy electric vehicles has been slashed.
How NJ, ‘One of the Safest States,’ is Preparing for COVID’s 2nd Wave
To be ready for a possible COVID spike the state is building a massive PPE stockpile, putting billions aside in the budget and officials will launch a new coronavirus school surveillance system next week as some kids head back to class.
Stock Market Surge During Economic Downturn: What it Means
Even though the U.S. is climbing out of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, the S&P 500 has shot up more than 50% over the past six months.
Unauthorized Immigrants in NJ Can Now Work as Nurses, Doctors, Teachers
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a measure into law that allows unauthorized immigrants in New Jersey to get a professional or occupational license.
NJ Police Pursuits Are Up 50% and No One is Quite Sure Why
Gov. Murphy said he thinks it's "a combination of lighter traffic, folks being pent up, human nature, stress, whatever it might be, all coming together in sort of a cocktail.”
NJ Cops May Soon ‘Scoop & Run’ When Ambulances Take More Time
The state Assembly has passed a so-called “scoop and run” measure allowing an officer trained as a first-responder to use a police cruiser to take a victim of gun violence to a nearby ER.
NJ applies for federal program to give unemployed extra $300 a week
It’s not a lot, not everyone will qualify, the process is complicated and the funds won’t be available until October, but NJ leaders say every little bit helps
‘There is positive news’ — NJ is maintaining its economic momentum
A new study finds the national recovery from the pandemic shutdown slowed during the summer because of coronavirus spikes. Not in New Jersey.
NJ business leaders say taxing millionaires will be costly for rest of us
They’re calling on Gov. Murphy to cut spending and institute real reforms to produce a balanced state spending plan that’s been severely impacted by the COVID pandemic.
Would smart meters mean restoring power to NJ faster? Maybe
Following a destructive tropical storm earlier this month that left more than a million New Jerseyans in the dark, the state BPU will study the issue and hold hearings before making any decisions.