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.
Why people are loving thrift stores in New Jersey
Are these stores ... trendy?
Airbnb implements strict July 4 rule in NJ and beyond
July 4 lands on a Sunday this year; Airbnb notes the national holiday has been pegged as the reopening-from-COVID date in the U.S.
Atlantic City casinos should remain smoke-free beyond pandemic, advocates say
Since reopening to the public in July, Atlantic City's nine casinos have been blocked from permitting their guests to smoke indoors, due to COVID-19 concerns.
NJ’s marijuana commission meets officially for the first time
"I'm thrilled that we've finally arrived at this historic day, the inaugural public meeting of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission," said CRC chairwoman Dianna Houenou.
Advocates push for yearly screenings of NJ students for drugs, depression
Not many young students will volunteer information, unprompted, about feelings of depression or their recent experimentation with drugs.
New York is getting legal weed, too — What NJ needs to worry about
As of now, it's uncertain whether New Jersey will begin with sales before neighboring New York, which legalized recreational pot in late March.
NJ suicides down during COVID, but thoughts of suicide may be up
Calls for help continue to outpace typical volume.
How healthy is your county? New NJ rankings for 2021
Compared to last year's report, no county moved more than two spots in either direction.
66,000 lives saved and counting — NJ hospitals release COVID report
The COVID-patient release rate at New Jersey hospitals increased from 73.7% in April 2020 to 88.6% in February 2021.
NJ shore operations could be limited again due to less foreign help
Once again in the face of a global pandemic, seaside venues in New Jersey aren't sure if they can count on help from foreign college students who typically fill their ranks each year as part of a summer work travel program.
You may be out of luck if you want a Jersey Shore rental this year
The coronavirus pandemic has made shore towns the safest bet in many people's minds, so demand for rentals is off the charts along the entire coast.
COVID vaccine poll: Many adults are hesitant, fewer minorities received it
"We see a very strong resistance politically to the vaccine, where an actual majority of Republicans said they are probably or definitely not going to get the vaccine," said John Froonjian, director of the Hughes Center at Stockton.