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.
Alarming News: Too Many New Jerseyans Have Trouble with Sleep
“30 percent of adults in New Jersey...say they’ve had trouble sleeping at some point over the past week,” said Joel Cantor, the director of the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy.
Apparently, There’s Still a Republican Party in New Jersey
“The problem is the Republicans are at a structural disadvantage,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
NJ in ‘a Financial Death Spiral’ — Senate Leader Wants Benefits Reform
New Jersey state Senate President Steve Sweeney says he is working on a plan to save big money on health care costs for public sector workers and give property taxpayers a significant break.
Hate Crimes On the Rise in NJ — What Can Authorities Do About It?
Bias crime is a growing problem in New Jersey but a wide variety of efforts are being ramped up to address the issue.
No Fare Hike for NJ Transit — As Long As Murphy Gets His Budget
Gov. Murphy visited an NJ Transit maintenance facility to underscore his commitment to the embattled agency and reiterate that there would not be a fare increase as long as his spending plan was approved.
Could Democrats’ Millionaire Tax Debate Shut Down NJ Government?
It's very early in the process but concerns are already being raised after the Governor again insists a new millionaire's tax is essential.
Murphy’s 2020 Budget Calls for Expanding Free Community College
“This is a wonderful game-changer for the people of New Jersey,” said Jacob Farbman, executive director of the NJ Center for Student Success and director of communications for the NJ Council of County Colleges.
NJ Makes it Easier to Treat Addiction with Medication
As part of an effort to combat the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, the state Department of Human Services has handed out almost $1.4M in grants for addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Businesses: Trenton Keeps Spending More NJ Money Than it’s Taking In
A new analysis by New Jersey’s largest business group argues expanded spending would put the Garden State in a perilous financial position, and move the state one step closer to a fiscal calamity.
Hundreds of Miles of Waterways in New Jersey are Getting Cleaner
Hundreds of miles of waterways in the Garden State will soon be upgraded to Category One status, which means they’ll be used for drinking water as well as for recreation, and and be better protected from pollution.