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.
Eight NJ Counties Earn ‘F’ Grades for Ozone Pollution in Air Quality Report Card
"Far too many New Jersey residents are being exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution," said Michael Seilback, national assistant vice president for state public policy.
Atlantic City Casinos Should Remain Smoke-free Beyond Pandemic, Advocates Say
Groups and lawmakers suggest this is the perfect time to make casinos 100% smoke-free for good. Gaming halls and simulcast facilities remain exempt from the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, which took effect 15 years ago.
Elections Occurring Across NJ on April 20 — How to Cast Your Votes
April 20 likely won't attract anywhere close to the number of ballots cast in New Jersey in November, but officials want to make sure you know that you may have an upcoming opportunity to vote on local leaders.
Girl Scout Cookies Will Be Gone Soon in NJ — How You Help With Each Purchase
In parts of New Jersey, April 11 marks the last day for purchases from local Girl Scout troops. Through certain councils, such as Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, sales will run through the end of the month.
NJ Group to Schools: COVID-19 Doesn’t Have to Stop Concerts, Plays
As schools switch from remote to hybrid learning, or from a hybrid model to fully in-person, a New Jersey arts education advocacy group wants school officials to know that curtains can rise on their stages.
Business Leaders Tell NJ How to Use $6.4B in COVID Relief Funds
"It's crucial that the state makes smart decisions and be strategic about how the dollars should be deployed," said Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.
New York is Getting Legal Weed, Too — What NJ Needs to Worry About
As of now, it's uncertain whether New Jersey will begin with sales before neighboring New York, which legalized recreational pot in late March.
NJ Gets More Help Spotting COVID-19 Variants in Positive Cases
Variant detection not only helps with surveillance — it lets a doctor know that certain treatment may not work for a patient.
NJ Suicides Down During COVID, but Thoughts of Suicide May Be Up
Calls for help continue to outpace typical volume.
How Healthy is Your County? New NJ Rankings for 2021
Based on more than 30 health-influencing factors across a number of categories, a report released Wednesday finds certain counties are far healthier than others.