I am a digital journalist for New Jersey 101.5FM. I began working with the station in 2007 as a morning news producer (I don't miss the 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule) until my shift into the field. This job is always full of surprises; I never know where the next assignment will take me.
NJ superintendent salary cap not saving money, study finds
The largest effects were recorded in school districts with a female superintendent, districts located out of the southern New Jersey region, and those in the poorest communities.
NJ volunteers comforting end-of-life patients so they don’t die alone
"At the end of life, they want to hold on to something. They want somebody there," a volunteer said.
NJ lawmakers look to expand apprenticeship programs
New Jersey lawmakers are barreling ahead with a number of measures aimed at giving young workers, as well as students, a head start on securing a solid career.
Are you more likely to get addicted? Unique opioid study launched in NJ
Researchers hope the work will end up saving lives.
How NJ businesses feel about economy, minimum wage in 2019
And if the state implements a $15-per-hour minimum wage, you can expect to see a hike in prices at a number of spots.
Advocates push NJ cops to help addicts before they’re arrested
"Law enforcement is in a very unique position to be able to address this problem," Charles Cardona, with Ammon Labs, said. "But once law enforcement has recognized that there is a problem, what do they do with them?"
Why do so many rape kits go untested in New Jersey?
On a yearly basis, more than 1,000 sexual assault forensic exams — or rape kits — are collected from New Jersey women who, after a traumatic experience, want to preserve DNA evidence of their perpetrator.
NJ’s own ‘drone academy’ preparing cops and schools for the future
"I was just out flying a $4,000 drone this morning, and smiling the whole time I was doing it," James Barnes, president, told New Jersey 101.5.
NJ suicide rate up 9% since the year 2000, still better than the U.S.
In New Jersey and throughout the country, residents are more than twice as likely to kill themselves than be killed by someone else.
What is hemp, and why is NJ just getting involved now?
Lumped in with marijuana, hemp has been banned for decades under federal law. Only with approved legislation can individual states examine hemp's potential for success by attempting to grow the crop.