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.
Fewer NJ homes considered ‘seriously underwater’
It's been a long time since such a small percentage of New Jersey homeowners were drowning in money still owed on their home.
NJ’s death rate due to drugs, alcohol and suicide projected to spike
The rate of New Jersey lives cut short by drugs, alcohol and suicide could nearly double over the next several years — without the proper intervention — according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control figures.
Christmas tree supply ‘unlimited’ in NJ this season
Most of New Jersey's Christmas tree farms will open to the public for the 2017 season on the day after Thanksgiving.
How to avoid and diffuse Thanksgiving family drama
Thanksgiving comes with no shortage of stressors for many — New Jersey traffic, for example. Or hours spent in the kitchen preparing dinner. And no family dynamic is perfect, meaning the opportunity for a heated argument could be just one political reference or snide comment away.
Would legal marijuana mean higher auto insurance rates in NJ?
An analysis released in June by the Highway Loss Data Institute found that legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington resulted in a rate of collision claims that's about 3 percent higher than would have been expected without the updated laws.
Thanksgiving is a super-deadly time on NJ roads
Nearly 20 lives were lost on New Jersey's roads during Thanksgiving weekend over the last two years alone.
New Jersey schools carrying Narcan, more making plans to
In a May 2016 memo to schools, the state Department of Education recommended that the use of Narcan should be included in district emergency response procedures.
Hosting Thanksgiving in NJ? See how much it’ll cost
Using the 2017 survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which annually examines the national average cost of a classic Thanksgiving meal, we traveled to an Ocean County grocery store to see how New Jersey's prices compare.
Machine over man? NJ poll asks who’s the safer driver
In a survey from car and home insurance company Plymouth Rock, 1,000 New Jersey motorists (500 males, 500 females) were asked who's the safer driver — men, women, or a self-driving car?
NJ requires you to spend hundreds of days and dollars to become locksmith
In New Jersey, you must log more than 700 days of education and experience, pass an exam and pay more than $200 in fees before earning your license to become...