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.
Teens need families too — they make up 25% of NJ adoption pool
“I think that most families, when they come forward to adopt, teens don’t even come into their thought process,” said Bob Herne, national project director at AdoptUSKids.
College athletes should be able to make money, NJ lawmakers say
Could New Jersey become the second state to make the move?
Not enough pregnant women getting key vaccines, CDC says
Only 1 in 3 pregnant women in the U.S. receive both the flu and Tdap vaccine.
NJ lawmaker: State was ‘undercounted’ in 2010 census
"We want to get the most accurate count out there," said Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera.
This is what it’s like to restart your life after prison in NJ
By the end of an hour-long simulation program at Monmouth University, which allowed attendees to walk in the shoes of a released offender attempting to reenter society, about three-quarters of the "released criminals" were back in "jail."
NJ county giving law enforcement internships to special-needs adults
“I always wanted to be a security guard, so this gave me the opportunity to learn,” said Nicholas Vales.
TCNJ students to staff their campus’ own crisis/suicide hotline
About 30 students are receiving the necessary training to handle the line.
Virtual reality in the classroom — there’s a wait list at this NJ vo-tech
Students at Burlington County Institute of Technology keep leaving their classroom. And it's encouraged by faculty.
NJ cops want to talk to you about immigration, bias crimes and gun violence
The quarterly public events last year took on immigration, bias offenses, the opioid epidemic, and officer-involved shootings.
FBI: Criminals may be ‘skimming’ your online payment info
Unfortunately, this latest warning from the FBI office in Newark doesn't come with any simple solutions. Just hope you're not one of the unlucky ones.