‘I hate Florida!’ How the coronavirus convinced one snowbird to fly back home

We get dozens of tips here at NJ Advance Media, and during the coronavirus crisis, most of them are pretty darn depressing. Death. Illness. Unemployment. These are difficult times, and the story ideas we receive from readers reflect that. Then, in the middle of all that darkness last week, came a “tip” that began like this: “I’m moving BACK TO JERSEY!! Yep. You read that right. Very hopefully in June. It means that much to me to get out of Florida. Moving here was the biggest mistake of my life!” Well, that got our attention. It isn’t exactly newsworthy that Joy Obade, a 72-year-old resident of The ...


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