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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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Facebook peril – Your opinion can get you fired in New Jersey

Victor "Buddy" Amato, the chief of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has been forced to step down for allegedly sending out racist and homophobic text messages to members of his staff. His situation is the latest example of how New Jersey workers can lose their jobs for sending out texts of social media posts their boss doesn't like or agree with.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Insurance problems still loom for Sandy flood victims in NJ

In the coming weeks, FEMA will reach out to all homeowners who filed Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims -- informing them they can re-open their cases if their claims were denied, or if they feel they did not get a fair settlement. One expert warns that, for some victims, there may still be challenges ahead.

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Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
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Cocaine 2015 – A legendary illegal drug continues to pose a threat

We've been hearing a lot lately about the heroin and prescription painkiller epidemic in New Jersey, but drug officials are warning of another drug that is also being frequently used, with deadly consequences.

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New Jersey Turnpike northbound. (NJDOT)
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Worst rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike – No food, no restrooms

When Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, the food court area at the Grover Cleveland Rest Stop on north side of the NJ Turnpike, between exits 11 and 12 was flooded and had to be shut down. Two-and-a-half years later the facility is still closed, and last week a trailer of portable bathrooms was suddenly removed.

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The NJDOT's 'Pothole Killer' truck repairs potholes quickly throughout the Garden State. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
The NJDOT's 'Pothole Killer' truck repairs potholes quickly throughout the Garden State. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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300,000 potholes and the New Jersey DOT plans to repair them all

It's been a long cold winter in New Jersey, and as a result, thousands of potholes have appeared on roadways throughout the Garden State.

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Dr. Sharon Burke showing the impact NAS can have on a baby's heart (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Making sure newborns in withdrawal grow up healthy

On Monday, we told you about a unique program helping babies born to New Jersey mothers who used heroin, painkillers or other opioids during pregnancy. Many of the newborns go into withdrawal and must take methadone or morphine, and endure weeks of therapy -- but the potential problems don't stop there.

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Baby with NAS
Baby with NAS (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Helping NJ newborns go through drug withdrawal

As the heroin and prescription painkiller abuse epidemic rages on in New Jersey, hundreds of women addicted to drugs give birth every year to children with a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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Jersey shore damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Sandy fraud reports prompt call for wider notification to homeowners

With mounting evidence that hundreds of homeowners in New Jersey and New York had their Sandy flood insurance claims denied because engineering reports were doctored, a New Jersey Congressman is calling on FEMA to rectify the situation.

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There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
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Secaucus subway stop plan gets new round of discussion

With traffic congestion getting worse between New Jersey and New York, there's renewed discussion about the idea of extending a Big Apple subway line into the Garden State.

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