Joe Cutter is the senior news anchor at New Jersey 101.5. I have toiled daily in the newsroom since 1989 as an anchor, correspondent, field reporter and news director. I have also learned not to call State government between noon and 1:30, because they are out to lunch.
Hey, Garden State — Maybe stop raking those leaves!
A naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation advises New Jersey homeowners to "park the rake" this fall and leave the leaves where they are.
New Jersey can expect a good pumpkin season
This Halloween and fall will enjoy good-sized and plentiful pumpkins in New Jersey. A farm bureau expert says, pin a lot of it on the weather.
Monarch butterflies making a comeback in NJ — What you can do to help
Thanks to the efforts by New Jersey conservationists, the beautiful monarch butterfly is making a comeback.
The famous Jersey tomato has finally arrived for the season
This year's New Jersey tomato season has been "a little slow," according to State Agriculture Secretary Doug Fisher. But he says they are finally here.
After NJ legalizes firecrackers, experts still urge fireworks safety
The fireworks safety issue emerges each year at July 4th. The law has been changed this year in New Jersey to allow for the sale and possession of sparklers and non-aerial novelty fireworks. But safety experts still take a dim view.
The most important safety tips for boating
As the weather warms and boaters venture forth for another season, boating safety advocates have some advice.
Forest fire risk in New Jersey increases with warmer weather
New Jersey forest fire officials warn that with the onset of spring, the risk of fires in Jersey's woods increases.
1 in 2 Americans have tried pot. NJ still divided on legalization
A new Yahoo News/Marist poll finds 52% of Americans 18 and older say they have tried marijuana at least once. But New Jerseyans are still divided about whether legalization is a good idea.
NJ bat species may be making a comeback after fungus devastation
New Jersey's little brown bat population has been nearly wiped out by a problematic fungus. But there are signs their numbers may finally be starting to come back.
Your Super Bowl Sunday liability as a party host — NJ insurance expert explains
What happens if someone gets drunk at your Super Bowl party and gets hurt?
NJ urges homeowners to test for this deadly radioactive gas
New Jersey's Health Department is focusing the spotlight on a silent killer that may be lurking right in your home.
How to watch the Geminid meteor showers over NJ this week
New Jersey will get a glimpse of the Geminid meteor showers this week. But the brighter-than-normal sky may make it harder to see.