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.
‘Cannabis studies’ minor now offered by NJ university
About 15 students have already declared cannabis studies as their minor. This fall, the course Cannabis Law is fully enrolled with 30 students.
Fewer NJ businesses are offering health benefits, survey finds
Seventy-eight percent of businesses said they offer healthcare benefits to their employees. That's down from 85 percent in 2016, and down from 87 percent in 2014.
Your home insurance may mean nothing in the event of flooding rains
Almost two-thirds of Garden Staters admit they don't read the small print when purchasing home insurance.
NJ lawmakers want minimum wage for tipped workers
New Jersey's 193,000 tipped workers should be earning the same minimum wage as all other workers in the state, according to some legislators.
Monmouth County: The ‘model of shared services’ in NJ?
As state legislative leaders push an ultimatum for municipalities to share services, Monmouth County is attempting to expand and enhance its program that's gathered nearly 200 shared services agreements with communities since 2011.
NJ sick leave law covers more than just the sick
"This is a critically important part of the law that should not be overlooked," said Debra Lancaster, executive director of the Rutgers Center for Women and Work.
Bar vs. brewery: NJ could change restrictions
One proposed change — customers would no longer need to receive a tour before tasting the beer.
Parents’ education, not income, linked to kids’ health — report
Research out of Rutgers finds the health outcomes of families are linked heavily to parents' education level, and not how much money they're bringing in.
Why is NJ still seeing diseases we should be protected against?
New Jersey has had four confirmed cases of measles so far in 2018, with another case of the infection under investigation in Ocean County.
Plenty of NJ youth already at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes
The 2016-17 findings are based on parents' reports of their children's height and weight.