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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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Under proposed bill, MVC could study a drivers license phone app

A New Jersey lawmaker will soon introduce legislation that directs the state Motor Vehicle Commission to study the idea of creating electronic drivers licenses that could be carried on your smartphone as an app.

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Gov. Chris Christie discusses the Transportation Trust Fund during Ask The Governor on Dec. 15. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie discusses the Transportation Trust Fund during Ask The Governor on Dec. 15. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie expects decision on gas tax this year

The end is near for New Jersey's depleted Transportation Trust Fund. The TTF, which pays for all bridge and road repair work in the Garden state, will run out of money June 30 of next year, unless a dedicated source is found.

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Is trend toward part-time work the new normal?

While it's true the economy is improving, it's no secret that since the Great Recession, full-time jobs that were lost and yet to come back. In fact, many of these positions have morphed into part-time situations, forcing a lot of people to juggle two and even three jobs just to survive.

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Two Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy In New York
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Program helps NJ towns demolish abandoned homes

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden State, municipalities in hard hit areas, especially in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, are trying to deal with thousands of homes that were badly damaged by the hurricane, and have since been left abandoned.

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The office Christmas party is not the time to go wild, experts warn. (
The office Christmas party is not the time to go wild, experts warn. (
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Expert warns against ‘going wild’ at office holiday parties

With the holiday season upon us, you may be gearing up for your company's annual holiday party, but some experts warn this is not the type of function where you should "let your hair down" and go wild.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Why has Gov. Christie been ‘uncharacteristically’ quiet?

Gov. Christie has become known as an outspoken leader who's not afraid to offer up an opinion, but in recent weeks he's become uncharacteristically quiet.

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The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
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Child care more expensive than college in NJ

A new report prepared by Child Care Aware finds the cost of child care is more expensive than you might imagine. In fact, the annual cost of child care for the typical Garden State family is higher than a year of tuition and fees at some large universities.

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