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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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A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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‘Vaccination Choice’ challenges the safety of childhood vaccines

Are vaccines really safe? Most doctors insist they are, and that they help prevent the spread of disease, but many Garden State residents have doubts, according to one advocacy group.

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Narcan’s impact on New Jersey’s heroin epidemic

In Part 2 of a week-long series on New Jersey's heroin epidemic, we take a look at the heroin antidote Narcan, how's it's being used by law enforcement and emergency medical personnel in the state, and it's impact on the growing drug problem.

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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 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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