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 COVID-19 pandemic, 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, Christie and Phil Murphy, 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.
Good news if you need help with child care costs in NJ
The State Department of Human Services unveils a $700 million dollar initiative to help parents and child care providers rebound from the pandemic
NJ schools will soon be required to report new COVID data every week
New Jersey officials say the reports will give them a better picture of COVID activity across the state
Many NJ kids struggling with COVID stress, anxiety as they return to school
The commissioner of the Department of Children and Families says if parents notice a prolonged pattern of lying, fights, property damage stealing or substance use they should call for help
Who’ll be cleared to get booster shot when it’s available in NJ?
New Jersey is standing by as health experts and scientific advisors review the data and decide if any group should be cleared to get a COVID booster shot- perhaps as early as Monday
NJ kids will soon be required to take a civics class in middle school
The sponsor of the measure says kids need to learn about how our government functions, instead of spending all their time playing video games
Return to remote learning? Not if NJ students have anything to say about it
A series of student roundtables have been held to help guide education officials on how to move forward as the start of the new school year is about to begin.
Some NJ businesses are re-thinking their office re-opening plans
They were set to welcome back employees to the workplace next month, but the Delta variant surge is casting doubt on things
With most MVC workers vaccinated, offices aren’t closing as much
If an employee tests positive for COVID the office is sanitized, but it can reopen the next day instead of shutting down for 2 weeks.
Should NJ open-container laws be expanded in your town?
Lawmakers will soon consider a measure to give municipalities the power to allow public consumption of alcohol in certain designated areas
Text messages about NJ driver’s licenses are fake, state warns
Scammers are sending out text messages supposedly from the Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission telling you to update your driver’s license information
More NJ long-term care workers are getting the COVID vaccine
The state Health Commissioner says education outreach efforts are paying off in getting more staff at long term care and assisted living facilities vaccinated
Masking mandates mostly lifted but many in NJ are still wearing them
Gov. Phil Murphy say masking is a personal choice that is fine, and he always carries one