News & Features

I have worked in journalism since 1999, first as a beat reporter, then as an editor, and today as a freelancer. During that time, I have written somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 news features for over a dozen different publications, including the Philly Weekly, Atlantic City Weekly, and Micromedia Publications. What follows is a small sample, drawn from what is available online. I no longer do beat coverage, but am available for hire for other news work. For a more complete overview of my writing work, please see my Writing page and Books page.

Please note that due to the ever-changing nature of news on the web, many of these links may have gone dead since I added them to this page. Please bring them to my attention when possible. When possible, I have instead included links via the Wayback Machine, which may be slower to load.


After Sandy: The Jersey Shore Two Months Later – Philadelphia Weekly, Jan. 2, 2013 (2nd Place, News Feature Story, Keystone Press Awards 2014)

One Man Breaking Bad, The Viral Video Turned Comedy Show, Comes To Philly – Philly Weekly, Sept. 30, 2015 (LINK IS DEAD)

Should we rebuild post-Sandy? “Shored Up” poses the big question – Philly Weekly, Oct. 23, 2013 (LINK IS DEAD)

Whiskers & Whiskey: If you dig beards or booze, it’s looking like a good weekend – Atlantic City Weekly, Nov. 19, 2014

Ben Franklin has an opinion on the NSA surveillance scandal – The Philadelphia Weekly, June 18, 2013

Belmar Marina in New Jersey Bounces Back – The Fisherman, April 5, 2013

Firearms Shop Sparks Downtown Debate – Riverside Signal, June 1, 2012

Toms River Family Caught in Mortgage Meat Grinder – Riverside Signal, Summer 2012

Easy Access, Clean Water Has Made for Big Fishing Season in Belmar – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, Sept. 24, 2012

Conservation Efforts Result in Banner Year for Belmar Fishing Scene – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, Sept. 4, 2012

Marina Prepared For Post-Sandy Influx of Boaters – Manasquan-Belmar Patch, April 14, 2013

Efforts To Reform Unused Sick Time Payouts Hit Home – Toms River Patch, Jan. 6, 2012

Impact of Unused Sick Time Unclear at Toms River Regional Schools – Toms River Patch, Jan. 5, 2012

$8.4M in Unused Sick Time in Toms River – Toms River Patch, Jan. 8, 2012

Green Sun’s solar programs keep NJ ratepayers’ $$$ in state – Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, April 12, 2012 (page 20a, ghostwritten) (LINK IS DEAD)

County Schools Superintendent Position Still Vacant After A Year – Berkeley Patch, Dec. 23, 2011

Special Needs Stage Troupe Set to Wow Audiences – Toms River Patch, Dec. 4, 2011

GOP Outspends Dems Three Times Over In Toms River Race – Toms River Patch, Nov. 5, 2011

Republican Sweep Signals Major Shift In Post-Scarpelli Era – The Brick Times, Nov. 8, 2007

Brick Voters Give School District Sweeping Election Day Victory – The Brick Times, April 19, 2007