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.
Rutgers doc: Not the right time to reduce quarantine period for students
School officials say most districts will abide by looser guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health regarding how long a COVID-positive student or teacher needs to stay out of the classroom, but there's concern over whether this greater leeway is coming at the worst possible time.
Cost of car insurance falls in NJ, despite more risk, report finds
Most states saw auto insurance rates increase for drivers over the past year, but New Jersey wasn't one of them, according to insurance comparison site The Zebra.
NJ blocks you from ordering certain wines — there’s a push to change that
According to a Nielsen study, online alcohol sales jumped by more than 240% due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated shutdowns of businesses.
NJ will help test out new system for unemployment benefits
The pilot run is expected to begin early next year.
Brick, NJ man admits to theft of $76K in goods from Amtrak, his employer
Officials say the illegal activity occurred between March 2012 and July 2020.
NJ may require 50 hours of supervised driving for permit holders
The legislation also increases the permit phase from six months to 12 months.
100% doesn’t mean 100% — why NJ vote tallies may confuse you
Many races on the Nov. 2 ballot have been called, but the actual vote counting doesn't quit for a while across the Garden State.
NJ voters reject expanding college sports betting
One asked whether New Jerseyans should be able to bet on sporting events involving New Jersey college teams and any college sporting events occurring in the state.
Coming soon — What you need to know about NJ’s plastic bag ban
Starting May 4, New Jersey stores and restaurants, along with other spots like food trucks and movie theaters, will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers. They also can't be purchased.
Youth suicide in NJ — LGBTQ youth at much greater risk, stats show
"They hear negative comments from their families, they hear it from school, they hear it from the community, they hear it from society," William Placek (he/him), president of PFLAG Jersey Shore, told New Jersey 101.5.