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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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A new approach to care coordination for autistic kids

New Jersey has the highest rate of autism diagnosis in the nation. One out of every 45 children is found to have some type of condition on the autism spectrum. In response, the NJ Department of Health is funding studies to develop what's called the "Autism Health Needs Medical Home Pilot Project."

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Princeton is considering an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco to anyone younger than 21 years old. (michaeljung, ThinkStock)
Princeton is considering an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco to anyone younger than 21 years old. (michaeljung, ThinkStock)
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Princeton seeks to prohibit tobacco sales under the age of 21

On Tuesday evening, the Princeton Board of Health is expected to formally adopt an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. 

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More NJ kids living in poverty, says report

More New Jersey kids are living in poverty and children of color are struggling more than white kids on all fronts, according to a New Jersey Kids Count 2015 report released Monday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ).

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Honeybees are beneficial to NJ crops. (iava777, ThinkStock)
Honeybees are beneficial to NJ crops. (iava777, ThinkStock)
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Bees play a key role in growing ‘Jersey Fresh’ fruits and veggies

For the past several years, the bee population in the United States has been dropping dramatically, but finally the trend seems to be changing. This is very good news for farmers who rely on bees to pollinate their crops.

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Jax listens to the judges reaction to her perfomrance of "Grow Old With You" on "American Idol
Jax listens to the judges reaction to her perfomrance of "Grow Old With You" on "American Idol (YouTube)
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Jersey’s Jax feels ‘special connection’ with her ‘American Idol’ fans

An 18-year-old from East Brunswick, considered by many to be the front-runner to become this year's American Idol, is looking forward to wowing the judges, and the nation again Wednesday night.

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