My Work

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I am a reporter with experience covering municipal government, school board policy and local feature news throughout Union, Essex and Morris counties in New Jersey.

My experience includes working as the editor of the Florham Park Eagle and as a staff writer for its sister newspaper the Madison Eagle. After the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, I transitioned back to freelancing where I continued to cover local news, writing for various TAPinto franchises.

Specifically, my recent reporting includes covering municipal government and school board policy for TAPinto Berkeley Heights. I also wrote feature stories and did some advertorial work for neighboring TAPinto franchises such as New Providence, Mountainside, Union and other nearby communities.

I pride myself on quality writing and reporting and submitting my work on time.

Currently, I’m looking for freelance work and welcome any new writing opportunities. While my focus has been news writing, I’m open to copy writing and other forms of business writing.

Please reach me at jwinterwrites@gmail.com or through my LinkedIn.

Please feel free to read selections of my work below.

(2020-2021) TAPinto
TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence:
New Providence Small Businesses Hit Hard with Closure of Passaic Street Bridge
Passaic Street Bridge Reopens, Offering a Reprieve for Downtown New Providence’s Small Businesses
Berkeley Heights Teachers Express Fear Over the Spread of COVID-19 at Nov. 12 Board of Education Meeting
Mountainside Celebrates 125th Anniversary Year with a Time Capsule Unveiling
Berkeley Heights Town Council Discusses Details Surrounding New ‘Pay-to-Play’ Ordinance
Berkeley Heights Sisters Release Song to Benefit COVID-19 Charities
Local Non-profit ‘Moms Helping Moms’ Hosts Diaper Drive to Help Families in Need
Berkeley Heights Planning Board Denies Subdivision on Washington Street

TAPinto Roselle:

Roselle Council Passes Resolution Terminating Public Information Officer Kathy Lloyd
TAPinto Union:
Superintendent Tatum Discusses Fall School Reopening During Board Meeting June, 2020
(2019-2020) Florham Park Eagle and the Madison Eagle:
Former Trump chief of staff offers many criticisms of his former boss
By JESSE WINTER Staff Writer Feb 13, 2020
Drew Theology students protest former Chief of Staff John Kelly’s presence at Drew Forum
By JESSE WINTER Staff Writer Feb 14, 2020
Life of late Madison football legend Coach Ted Monica celebrated
By JESSE WINTER Staff Writer Mar 11, 2020
Homegrown Florham Park talent to star in ‘Bandstand’ musical at MPAC
By JESSE WINTER Editor Feb 19, 2020
Tornado tosses bleachers at Volunteers Memorial Park
By JESSE WINTER Editor Nov 8, 2019
New Jersey Ballet makes its new home in Florham Park  
By JESSE WINTER Editor Feb. 5, 2020
Tony Boys of Madison offers specialty sandwiches and local connections
By JESSE WINTER Staff Writer March 4, 2020. 
(2017-2019) TAPinto West Orange, TAPinto Livingston and the Westfield Leader :
West Orange Dungeons & Dragons Club Promotes Youth Development and Education
Cranford Training Staff on Mental Health in Classroom
West Orange Council Approves Bond Ordinance for Acquisition of Rock Spring Property
Seton Hall Prep Faculty Members Honored for Life-Saving Actions
West Orange Police Stand Firm on Health Care; Continue Without Contract
Livingston District Adopts 2019-20 Budget with Lowest Tax Impact in Memory
(2016) Creative Writing :
Winter Gluttony Down the Jersey Shore
FICTION: Wing Dance by Jesse Winter