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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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Cell Phones for Inmates: NJ Officials Curb the Smuggling

It used to be that when gang kingpins were sent to prison in New Jersey they could still run their operations by using a smuggled cell phone to direct many types of criminal activity, however, that is no longer the case thanks to recent practices undertaken by the state Department of Corrections (DOC).

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More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing
More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing on PARCC in Jackson Township (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ parents blast PARCC test at 2nd hearing

For the second night in a row, New Jersey education officials held a Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers public hearing, this time in Jackson Township.

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The recent winter storm cost the NJDOT millions to clean up. (Jan Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
The recent winter storm cost the NJDOT millions to clean up. (Jan Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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‘Blizzard That Wasn’t’ Still Cost New Jersey Millions

New Jersey was supposed to be pummeled by the "storm of the century" on Monday but that never panned out. But while the expected snow totals never materialized in many places, the winter storm still cost the state millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

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Accidental Acetaminophen Overdoses On The Rise
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NJ health officials warn against acetaminophen

As we approach the peak of cold and flu season in New Jersey, many people are turning to over-the-counter medications to help them feel better. Many such medications contain acetaminophen, an ingredient that helps lower fever and reduce pain, but can also cause serious liver injury when taken incorrectly.

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Transportation Trust Fund Closer to Depletion

Despite all the talk about hammering out a deal to find a dedicated funding source for the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie have not been able to reach an agreement yet. If no deal is reached by July 1, the TTF will officially go bankrupt and most road and bridge projects will be halted.

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