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.
Another Pandemic Positive: Fewer Bank Robberies in NJ
Over the past 14 months the pandemic has restricted our ability to participate in many activities. But from one perspective this has actually been a blessing, according to the FBI.
Just How Bad Was New Jersey Wacked During 2020? A Quick Look at the Damage
The number of small businesses open in the Garden State decreased 31.2% from January, 2020, to the end of the year, and small business revenue decreased by 35.8% during the same time period.
At NJ Nursing Homes Ravaged by COVID, Just Half of Workers are Vaccinated
While 84% of long-term care facility residents have been vaccinated, just 56% of workers at those facilities have.
NJ Greenlights Summer Camps With Safety Measures in Place
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order permitting day camps as well as sleepaway camps to open for the summer.
Demand for Vaccine Drops but Murphy Says NJ Will Still Make its Target by Summer
State officials say a proactive campaign with many different elements will help to convince NJ residents vaccines are safe and important.
Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Skipping 2nd Dose of COVID Vaccine
Across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 8% of people who have gotten their first Pfizer or Moderna vaccine have skipped the second one.
Don’t Pay the Ransom! NJ Schools Targeted by Cyber Crooks
Jared Maples, the director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, said there has been a significant increase in ransomware attacks launched against K-12 schools.
Proposed NJ Law Would Require Retail Stores to Spot Victims of Scammers
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli would require all stores in the state that sell refillable gift cards to train employees on how to identify and respond to gift card fraud.
Despite Problems, Gov. Murphy Remains Bullish on J&J Vaccine
“I think the faith will come back, I really believe that,” said Murphy. “The pause over the blood clots I think is proof that the system is working."
Vaccine ‘Passports’ Means NJ Would Have to Fight Forgeries
State Senator Nick Scutari’s bill would make it a serious crime to produce, sell, or use a false card to get into a show, concert, a sporting event or on a plane.