I have been covering New Jersey news for more than 25 years, and have served as New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000. I've reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy as well as the terror bomb attack down the shore. I have covered the campaigns of Governors McGreevey Corzine, and Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg Bob Menendez and Cory booker. Additionally, I broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges. I am proud to have received numerous awards for coverage of New Jersey stories, and been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.
How NJ, ‘one of the safest states,’ is preparing for COVID’s 2nd wave
To be ready for a possible COVID spike the state is building a massive PPE stockpile, putting billions aside in the budget and officials will launch a new coronavirus school surveillance system next week as some kids head back to class.
Would smart meters mean restoring power to NJ faster? Maybe
Following a destructive tropical storm earlier this month that left more than a million New Jerseyans in the dark, the state BPU will study the issue and hold hearings before making any decisions.
Don’t be fooled by phony social media warning about an NJ ticket blitz
NJ law enforcement officials say it’s bogus, posted by ‘bad actors’ trying to cause confusion and trouble.
Are special-needs students getting left behind? Coping with pandemic
As organizations like Autism New Jersey advocate for districts to provide in-person instruction, parents are told to document problems with virtual learning and signs of regression
NJ’s new at-home plan still doesn’t pass the teacher-principal test
They believe schools will still face numerous health and safety issues for students, teacher and support staff.
As schools get set to reopen, NJ launches color-coded tracking system
The regionalized system will be color-coded to help parents, students and school officials monitor the spread of the disease in their local communities
Another back-to-school snag: NJ has bus driver shortage
As districts prepare to partially reopen next month, there is growing concern that the pandemic could make it even harder for bus companies to get the drivers they need.
Leaders from nearly every industry say it’s time for NJ to reopen
With all the key COVID-19 metrics showing the virus is under control, a business aoalition is urging Gov. Murphy to end the “pause mode” in the Garden State.
Murphy: Indoor dining still too risky, even with COVID stats low
Murphy highlights a video clip showing how 9 diners in South China got the coronavirus from one infected individual sitting right underneath an air conditioning vent last January.
Most NJ residents want COVID-19 restrictions to stay in place for now, poll says
A new poll finds most Garden State residents believe face coverings help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and wearing a mask in public should be mandatory.
The pandemic is causing mental problems for kids, not just parents
A new survey finds the crisis is creating a ripple effect of anxiety and mental health issues.
Murphy begs young party-goers: Social distance and mask up
He says too many irresponsible parties and gatherings are taking place, and COVID-19 flare-ups are happening as a result.