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 schools skipping mandate to serve breakfast, group says
"It's not acceptable, it's unconscionable, it's not the way we should be treating our students here in New Jersey," said Adele LaTourette, director of Hunger Free New Jersey.
NJ gas prices to continue their climb
In the Garden State, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline on Thursday was around $2.64, which is six cents higher than one week ago, and 17 cents higher than one month ago, according to GasBuddy.
NJ’s 24-hour Diners — Will They Exist Post-pandemic?
When life returns to some type of normalcy, late-night diner hours may still be hard to find.
Atlantic City casinos battling more than coronavirus in 2021
"After a slow start, Pennsylvania casinos are poised to challenge New Jersey's current East Coast internet betting hegemony, if not this year certainly by 2022," industry analyst Anthony Marino told New Jersey 101.5.
Postpartum anxiety, depression on the rise during COVID
"I was having probably five to six panic attacks a day," one new mother told New Jersey 101.5.
How NJ weddings will look in 2021 due to COVID-19
The pandemic is still killing the classic New Jersey wedding, so couples are getting creative, with the help of the places and people they hire, to ensure their big day actually occurs in 2021.
Injured by COVID vaccine or ventilator? Compensation is possible
An approved vaccine for COVID-19 is only a few weeks old, but there's already a system in place to compensate you or your loved ones should you experience significant physical harm because of it.
NJ gas prices to continue their rise into 2021
We're still in the midst of a global pandemic, but average gas prices in the Garden State have managed to climb 20 cents since the middle of November.
COVID-19 vaccine registration, plus more doses, coming to NJ
Just like the first 400,000+ doses awarded to the state in December, 100% of the early 2021 delivery will be reserved for health care workers and those who live or work at long-term care facilities.
COVID-19 won’t stop NJ’s minimum wage from increasing on Jan. 1
It's a great boost for working New Jerseyans, but quite the obstacle for the folks who hire them.
Holiday travel projected to drop by 37% in NJ
In 2019, AAA anticipated record travel numbers ahead of the holiday season.
NJ proposal: Make cellphone use illegal even for stopped drivers
New Jersey's law against the use of handheld phones behind the wheel currently permits you to send text messages and talk on a phone in your hand while you're sitting in traffic or at a red light.