He covers school and local government news and has written a wide variety of feature stories ranging from the uplifting to the tragic. He also covers Canton High School sports, including both the volleyball and boys’ hockey teams for the past four seasons.
Recently, he teamed up with Citizen staff member Mike Barucci to create the newspaper’s new online home at www.thecantoncitizen.com.
Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (’02) and a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (’03). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha, which recognizes academic excellence in journalism and mass communications.
In addition to his work at the Citizen, Jay is also a passionate and dedicated high school teacher, having begun his career in the Economics and Business Academy at Dorchester High School, where he taught United States history as well as marketing. He is currently a full-time member of the social studies department at Canton High School, where he teaches economics, psychology, and sociology.
He resides in Braintree with his wife, Jennifer, and his children: Jacob, 7, and Alexandra, 4.