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.
Trust your dog groomer? NJ doesn’t even require licenses
"Pets are members of our families, they're loved ones, and we want to make certain that when we drop them off to get groomed, that they're in the best of hands," state Senator Kip Bateman told New Jersey 101.5.
NJ tax offices work long days and late nights for last-minute filers
The deadline to file your taxes is two days later this year. That's two extra days of chaos for New Jersey accountants.
NJ may give $75M in tax breaks to spark more film production
While New Jersey offers productions an exemption from the state sales tax, a tax-credit program has been nonexistent since 2010 when then-Gov. Chris Christie suspended the incentive.
When and where you can meet your county’s top law enforcement officials
You can expect to see an even greater amount of community policing events in your county, now that it's being mandated by the state.
NJ launches campaign to limit babies hooked on drugs
“Babies that are exposed to drugs in the womb are at risk of prematurity, birth defects and withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and vomiting,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal.
NJ towns where letter carriers get bitten by dogs
According to 2017 figures released by the U.S. Postal Service, 153 postal employees were attacked by dogs in New Jersey. Nationwide, the number of victimized employees topped 6,200.
Where to find deals during Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Here's your chance to explore new restaurants at the shore...for a cheaper price than usual.
How to take New Jersey’s 911 services out of the 1960s
In most parts of New Jersey, the number you call in an emergency is still living in the 1960s, according to state lawmakers who want to require the state's 911 systems catch up with the times.
Selling a home in NJ? Extra expenses you should know about
According to an analysis from real estate database Zillow, the average homeowner in the U.S. spends more than $18,000 in extra costs associated with selling a home.
What can fill NJ’s growing list of empty retail space?
The eventual shutdown of Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations will leave behind an even greater amount of vacant retail space across New Jersey.