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.
Report: NJ youth prisons make it seem like black lives don’t matter
The Garden State's largely empty youth prisons are throwing money away and are replete with racial disparity, according to a report from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
Rutgers-Eagleton poll: Most NJ voters don’t trust…. polls
In the poll released Thursday, just 9% of registered Garden State voters said they have a "great deal" of trust in public opinion polls to correctly predict the winner of the Nov. 3 election.
Gov. Murphy: ‘No plans at all’ to pause minimum wage hike
Despite pleas from the business community, New Jersey's minimum hourly rate will jump to $12 in January 2021.
‘We’ve been called idiots’ — The stress of working the 2020 election in NJ
Many offices can't get the bulk of their work done until the business day ends and the phone calls stop.
No more lines? Proposed laws to make MVC allow online check-ins
The action comes as agency locations continue to work through heavy demand built up during state-mandated closures, and are forced to close themselves on a case-by-case basis due to coronavirus cases among workers.
Way more cops in NJ are calling for help — The stress of 2020
"Officers are not wired differently than civilians, they are just asked to do and feel differently," said Stephanie Samuels, founder of CopLine.
Flu shots for older people could be harder to come by in 2020
Health professionals and older consumers have noted to New Jersey 101.5, anecdotally, that these specific vaccinations appear to be in higher demand as we head toward the colder months.
NJ Democrats trust vote-by-mail way more than GOP, poll says
More than 40% of likely voters in New Jersey are skeptical about the security of casting their vote by mail, but about half say they'll go that route for the 2020 presidential election.
NJ cops must tell schools when a child needs to be ‘handled with care’
If a child experiences a traumatic event that requires a police response, such as the arrest of a family member or a domestic violence incident, that child's school may have no idea that anything ever happened.
Home buying surges at the shore amid COVID-19, brokers say
The health crisis is apparently pulling city-dwellers away from packed streets and towards the shore, or coercing folks who have the means to finally pull the trigger and purchase a second home near the coast.