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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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Heroin Wasteland – New Jersey’s drug addiction epidemic rages on

In part one of a five-part series on New Jersey’s heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of drug use in the Garden State and what programs are being employed to combat the situation.

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Municipal revenue rush is on as NJ towns pursue new sources

With state aid to municipalities expected to hold steady again this year in New Jersey, towns all over the Garden State are scrambling to come up with innovative new ways to generate revenue, because built-in costs like pensions and benefits continue to rise.

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Classroom spending – Where are your education dollars going in New Jersey?

The New Jersey Department of Education reports in its new Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending that per student spending  increased .6 percent last year, and is now at $19, 211. You might imagine most of that money would go for classroom expenses, but that is not always the case.

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The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has launched a "Fighting Fraud" campaign. (Stuart Miles, ThinkStock)
The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has launched a "Fighting Fraud" campaign. (Stuart Miles, ThinkStock)
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Consumer fraud – New Jersey officials launch ‘Fighting Fraud’ campaign

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has launched a "Fighting Fraud" awareness program that will feature a series of seminars and presentations in every county in the Garden State.

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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ethnic mobs, now diversified, drive organized crime in NJ, FBI says

Organized crime is alive and well in New Jersey, despite ongoing efforts by law enforcement, in part because there are so many criminal enterprises from all over the world operating in the Garden State.

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Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno visits with one of the companies at the "Made in New Jersey" Day at the Statehouse
Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno visits with one of the companies at the "Made in New Jersey" Day at the Statehouse (NJBIA)
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7 things they celebrated on ‘Made in New Jersey Day’

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association celebrated "Made in New Jersey Day" with a display at the Statehouse of over two dozen products manufactured in New Jersey.

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