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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.

The former Showboat casino in Atlantic City
The former Showboat casino in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ Senate president to Atlantic City officials: ‘Knock off the BS’

Shape up or we’re coming in and taking over. That’s the message to Atlantic City officials from State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D- West Deptford), who’s introducing a measure that would give the state the power to assume control of AC’s finances.

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Practice PARCC test books
Practice PARCC test books (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)

PARCC test is ‘all about the money,’ opponent says

Some parents, teachers and the head of the New Jersey Education Association are expressing frustration and disappointment after a special commission appointed by Gov. Chris Christie announced a series of education recommendations about the PARCC test.

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A woman rushes to catch a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Transit fares have increased and so have delays, report shows

A recent Bloomberg analysis of data finds as funding for mass transit has been cut, more New Jersey Transit trains are breaking down, leaving passengers angry and frustrated.

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Are NJ kids safe in school from predator teachers?

According to data compiled by Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E.), a total of 33 New Jersey teachers have been arrested on sexual misconduct charges over the past two years.

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ACLU on ‘God bless America’ flap: We want to protect kids’ religious liberty, too

Earlier this week, an elementary school in Haddon Heights stopped instructing students to say “God Bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance after school officials were told by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey it was unconstitutional to do so.

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(David Matthau)
(David Matthau)

How these New Jerseyans would spend their Powerball winnings

The payout for Saturday’s Powerball lottery is now up to a record setting $700 million and could continue to grow. Not surprisingly, lots of New Jersey residents are making plans for how they’ll spend all of that loot if they manage to pick the right numbers.

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How much money does it take to be part of the ‘1 percent’ in NJ?

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute finds to be in the top 1 percent of wage earners in New Jersey, you have to earn $539,000 a year – that’s the third-highest total in the nation behind Connecticut and Washington D...

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