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Interactive Map: Eviction Filings Dip to Lowest Level in More than a Decade

Colleen O'Dea | August 3, 2018 | Maps, Map of the Week

Despite reductions, tenant advocates and attorneys claim a crisis still exists, especially in Essex County — particularly Newark — which saw more than 40,000 filings in fiscal 2018

Interactive Map: Where New Jersey’s Prison Population Is Shrinking Fastest

Colleen O'Dea | July 20, 2018 | Map of the Week
The Garden State leads the nation in freeing prisoners, a trend helped along by sentencing reform and changes in the way drug crimes are dealt with by the courts
June 22, 2018
Prescriptions are way down but that hasn’t halted the accelerating number of fatalities. The one bright spot is Ocean County, which has seen big decline in deaths related to the drugs
June 8, 2018
The turnout for the midterm primaries was the highest in years, with Democrats showing up at the polls in greater numbers that Republicans in most congressional districts
May 4, 2018
Despite efforts to encourage integration, state’s public school system continues to be among the most segregated in the nation
April 20, 2018
Federal legislation before Congress could strip thousands of New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens of their SNAP food-assistance benefits
April 6, 2018
Homeowners in best-off communities save far more than residents of low-income cities — and are likely to save even more if Legislature adopts governor’s proposal to raise the deduction
February 23, 2018
More June graduates took and passed their AP exams than in prior years, but poorer districts continue to lag in the number of test-takers
February 9, 2018
This year’s outbreak could match or even exceed the severity of the H1N1 pandemic of 2009
January 24, 2018
From county to county there can be significant differences in percentage of defendants held over pending trial
January 5, 2018
Older New Jerseyans are employed at higher rates than the national average and there has been a marked increase in the number of workers over the age of 75
December 15, 2017
Waste not, want not isn’t the watchword for these communities, but they’ve definitely got the first part down
December 1, 2017
The Republican tax-reform package targets benefits taken by New Jerseyans in college and grad school — and their families
November 17, 2017
County by county assessments help show where the voters went to the polls and where they stayed home — compared with the stats for 2013
November 3, 2017
Record amounts are being spent on this year’s race for the governor’s mansion. Here’s a way to see who’s being the most generous to which candidate
October 20, 2017
Increase in reports of sexual violence probably reflects fact that ‘survivors know they’ll be believed and the system will take them seriously’
October 6, 2017
In some towns, write-offs for state and local taxes are about $1,500; in others, they can be more that $100,000. Regardless, the money can be very important
September 22, 2017
Census data for 2016 shows the median household income of blacks was, on average, little more than half that of non-Hispanic whites
September 8, 2017
A reduction in federal funds would be felt by all districts; some would bear up, but others would be devastated
July 28, 2017
The lowest average salaries for teachers and other education professionals tend to be found in charters and small, elementary school districts
July 14, 2017
NJ’s Hispanic population grows but new census data reveal wide disparities in income, poverty, health insurance
June 30, 2017
Youth prisons, according to critics, are expensive, underutilized, and ineffective and should be shut down in favor of community-based programs
June 16, 2017
For critics it’s not just a matter of winners and losers; NJEA dismisses strategy as ‘sick scheme’ for proposing school budget cuts so late in the day
June 2, 2017
Campaign spending in the run-up to the primaries continues to track record-breaking amounts, reaching almost $37 million as of May 23
May 19, 2017
The federal government recently released detailed data on the 2017 open enrollment period, making it possible to map highest concentrations of ACA coverage across the state
May 5, 2017
A new report from the NRDC reveals that nearly 4.5 million residents are served by systems with at least one violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act
April 21, 2017
Average spending, for the first time, nudged slightly above $20,000 — coming in at $20,385
April 7, 2017
Chronic absenteeism remains a problem at too many schools, but faculty earn an A for attendance
March 31, 2017
Pay for unused absences was capped at $15,000 in 2010, but public employees hired before that at school districts, towns, and counties across the state can still rack up six-figure payouts
March 24, 2017
New Jerseyans have been hard hit by floods over the past four decades, receiving almost $6 billion in NFIP payments
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