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.
Remote learning: NJ experts on the pros and cons
With an announcement made Wednesday by Gov. Phil Murphy during a coronavirus press briefing, more schools in New Jersey may choose to begin the 2020-2021 academic year online only.
NJ: ‘More widespread distribution’ of harmful algal blooms in 2020
The DEP earlier this year announced the launch of a mapping tool that the public can use to submit information about suspected HABs.
COVID-19 resulting in younger crowd at Atlantic City casinos
And as a local university plans to open hundreds of rooms to students along the main casino strip, advocates for responsible gambling warn that younger minds have a better chance of getting hooked on addictive behaviors.
Storm time: NJ counties prepping for wrath of Isaias
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Restaurants want indoor dining, but Murphy isn’t budging
"Our restaurants are certainly safer than house parties where these celebrations are occurring because restaurants and banquet halls are not open," said Marilou Halvorsen, president of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association.
New hot Airbnb destinations in NJ, and that’s causing some problems
Despite slower business, the home-sharing network suspended or removed dozens of New Jersey properties from the platform in a move meant to protect the public's health.
With NJ colleges scrapping fall sports, what happens to scholarships?
When a student is awarded an athletic scholarship as an incentive to come play a sport for a certain college or university, assistance with payment for their postsecondary education hangs on their commitment to compete in that sport.
NJ residents not thrilled to mask up, but think the new rule is necessary
Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday ordered that people wear face coverings while in outdoor public areas and social distancing isn't possible.
Release balloons, face a $1,000 fine — proposed NJ law
While many municipalities in the Garden State have tackled the issue on their own, a proposed law introduced recently would implement a statewide ban on the intentional release of balloons into the sky.
Your workplace’s COVID-19 waiver is useless, attorney says
According to Alan Hyde, distinguished professor of law at Rutgers Law School in Newark, coronavirus liability waivers are pointless.
Tips for masking up in NJ during summer 2020
Summer in New Jersey can be hot enough. During summer 2020, in the face of a global pandemic, residents are being urged to wear masks and face coverings in order to stem the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Harmful algal blooms: Where they are in NJ, how to report them
Responsible for a halt to all activities in several bodies of water across New Jersey last summer, harmful algal blooms are prompting additional advisories as the state enters the hottest months of the year.