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.
NJ’s childhood obesity tops the national average, report finds
New Jersey's youth obesity rate is tied for the twenty-eighth highest in the nation, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
NJ cops must tell schools when a child needs to be ‘handled with care’
If a child experiences a traumatic event that requires a police response, such as the arrest of a family member or a domestic violence incident, that child's school may have no idea that anything ever happened.
Defying odds and making a difference — 10 years since LeGrand injury
Eric LeGrand's family was told 10 years ago, when he suffered a severe spinal injury while playing football for Rutgers University, that he likely wouldn't be able to breathe on his own, eat solid foods, or move his shoulders.
NJ woman faked her son’s cancer to raise money online, officials say
That's just one of the lies she created through campaigns on GoFundMe, authorities say.
NJ officials warn: You may have just 3 minutes to escape house fire
Dozens of New Jerseyans die each year in residential house fires.
Warning: Most imported KN95 masks not protecting adequately
While you can likely spot the masks in question at doctor's offices throughout the Garden State, New Jersey hospitals reportedly are not relying on KN95 masks to replenish their stockpiles of personal protective equipment.
More sand coming to storm-battered beaches in Monmouth County
The beachfill projects, set to begin on Thursday, complement other replenishment projects completed in the same three municipalities this past summer.
Do you have flu? Or COVID-19? Even doctors can’t tell right away
"Sometimes the only way to differentiate between the two is to get tested."
COVID-19 to limit red kettle campaign this holiday season
The Salvation Army wants to "Rescue Christmas," so it's starting its annual fundraising campaign earlier than ever.
See someone breaking NJ’s COVID-19 rules? There’s a form for that
"The original concept was actually a phone number, but due to the overwhelming call volume, we moved it to an automated form," said Jared Maples, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Tuition insurance? More families opting for it due to COVID-19
Most parents with a kid in college likely have no idea that tuition insurance is even an option, and has been for years.
Bat-loving tick recorded in 2 NJ counties, likely more widespread
"I'm sure it's more widespread than this," said James Occi, lead author of a published study on the discovery.