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 camps and daycare centers want COVID-19 recovery answers
"What we're desperate for at this point is an open date," said Rose Cushing, president/CEO of YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy.
Unemployment & depression are certainly linked, professionals say
Unemployment is considered a well-established risk factor for suicide, and has been shown to be a major contributor to individuals seeking treatment for depression.
COVID-19 doesn’t take a vacation — How to reduce risk on yours
If a vacation is still in the cards for you and your family this holiday weekend, or in the near future, keep in mind that the novel coronavirus isn't interested in taking a day off.
COVID-19 reveals need for expanded paid sick leave, NJ groups say
New Jersey in 2018 joined a short list of states that require employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers.
NJ wants you to ‘mask up’ in the park — Here’s why you should
You don't absolutely know that you won't come in close proximity to others while outdoors.
No prom equals another punch in the gut to NJ businesses
On May 4, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in-person learning would not occur for the rest of the academic year, essentially putting the nail in the coffin for gatherings like graduations and school dances.
10 historic places considered the most endangered in NJ
There's no shortage of architectural, cultural and historic resources in New Jersey that are in imminent danger of being lost forever.
Survey: Youth detention population plummets amid pandemic
In a survey of select local detention centers throughout the country, including in New Jersey, it was found that the number of young offenders in these facilities fell by 24% from March 1 to April 1.
More than 25% of NJ jobless claims filed by those over age 55
Coronavirus-related business shutdowns and layoffs have taken a heavy toll on older workers here and elsewhere, according to AARP.
Billboard’s top music-business schools include NJ universities
They join a list of schools that have long been known for their high-caliber offerings in the field, such as University of Southern California and Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Surrendering a pet during pandemic should be ‘last resort’
The current health crisis is resulting in major shifts within the animal welfare community.
No sign of ‘murder hornets’ in New Jersey: Will they come here?
The coronavirus pandemic will likely remain your top concern as we head into the warmest part of the year.