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NJ’s Christmas Tree Farms Unboughed by Small Acreage, Decline in Numbers
Colleen O'Dea | December 19, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Choose-and-cut operations branch out by offering hayrides, bonfires and other winter fun
New Study Contradicts Christie’s Claim That Pension Payouts Are Excessive
Colleen O'Dea | December 18, 2014 | Politics
Using different criteria, report finds New Jersey’s health and retirements benefits for public employees are less generous than plans in most other states
The List: Top 10 Communities in NJ Where Grandparents are Also Primary Caregivers
Colleen O'Dea | December 15, 2014 | The List
In some New Jersey families, for a variety of reasons, grandparents are both living with and raising their grandchildren
Federal Budget Cuts Hurt Low-Income Residents Who Need Housing Vouchers
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Spending reductions worsen squeeze for those who need help to pay New Jersey’s high rents
State Supreme Court Puts Affordable Housing on Docket -- for 2015
Colleen O'Dea | December 11, 2014 | Housing
Another slowdown in the struggle to resolve the myriad issues surrounding COAH and establish fair housing in New Jersey
Census Survey’s Employment, Housing Numbers Reflect NJ's So-So Economic Picture
Colleen O'Dea | December 5, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
While incomes have gone up in aftermath of recession, housing costs keep climbing while home values keep falling
Profile: Planning Expert Helps Shape, Guide State’s Development and Growth
Colleen O'Dea | November 26, 2014 | Profiles
New Jersey Future policy director stresses need to end neglect of infrastructure in cities, adopt revised statewide plan
Broadband Internet Access, County by County: Mapping New Jersey’s Digital Divide
Colleen O'Dea | November 21, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
A high-speed Internet connection is key to many aspects of life in the Garden State, but Census report shows access is constrained by income
Interactive Map: Unemployment among NJ Vets Exceeds Civilian Rate
Colleen O'Dea | November 14, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
State ranks worst in nation for joblessness among former members of military
The List: On the Road Again -- Where Chris Christie's Been During the Past Year
Colleen O'Dea | November 12, 2014 | The List
New Jersey's governor has an urge to travel; here’s the top 10 (or so) places where he's been spotted
Interactive Map: Where NJ Residents Voted, Where They Stayed Home
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2014 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Historically low voter turnout leaves experts concerned about what can be done to bring the numbers up
NJ Elects First Black Congresswoman, Booker Returned to U.S. Senate
Colleen O'Dea | November 5, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
In low-turnout midterm election, none of state’s 12 House seats are poached by rival parties
Real-Time Election Coverage, Updated as Results are Reported
Colleen O'Dea | November 5, 2014 | Elections 2014
Stay on top of the Senate and House races, as well as how the Garden State votes on the two ballot questions
Election Overview: New Jersey Red, New Jersey Blue (and Colors in Between)
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Your guide to everything from the top of the ticket to the ballot questions and Congressional candidates across the state
New Jersey’s Most Generous Donors to Political Causes and SuperPACs
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Meet the state residents with the deepest pockets when it comes to contributing to a wealth of candidates, causes, and committees
Ballot Question No. 1 Would Fundamentally Change Who Is Eligible for Bail in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2014 | Politics, Social, Elections 2014
Proposed constitutional amendment would prevent violent criminals from posting bond, allow many who can’t afford bail to be released pending trial
Interactive Map: Where Are NJ’s Safest Hospitals -- and Which Were Rated 'Poor?'
Colleen O'Dea | October 31, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
New data indicates that hospitals across the Garden State are improving safety and quality of care
Understanding NJ’s Two Ballot Questions -- What They Say, What They Mean
| October 29, 2014 | Elections 2014
An informed voter is the best friend New Jersey has
Mapping New Jersey’s Largest Sources of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Colleen O'Dea | October 24, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Maps, Map of the Week
2013 emissions statewide climb by about 1 percent over the previous year
Profile: His Polls Takes the Pulse of NJ’s Politics and its People
Colleen O'Dea | October 22, 2014 | Politics, Profiles
Director of Monmouth University’s survey says much of its success stems from listening to talk on the streets – and even in Jersey diners
COAH’s Attempt to Adopt New Rules for Affordable Housing Goes Nowhere Fast
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Politics, Housing, Planning
Council deadlocks on vote despite state Supreme Court order that it must come to a decision today
The Explainer: Who Can Vote, Where to Vote, and Other Election Day Info
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2014 | Explainer, Elections 2014
New Jersey’s rules and regulations for eligibility to cast ballots are relatively easy and straightforward
New Jersey’s Congressional Races: Mapping the Money
Colleen O'Dea | October 17, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2014
The Garden State is grabbing some attention during the run-up to November 4, including for some surprisingly expensive races
Interactive Map: Home Values Drop Again in NJ – But Mortgage Payments Drop Too
Colleen O'Dea | October 10, 2014 | Housing, Maps, Map of the Week
While homeowners fare well, renters face high monthly payments and shortage of affordable units
Food for Thought: NJ Schools Making Sure Kids Eat Breakfast
Colleen O'Dea | October 8, 2014 | Education, Maps
Participation rises 15 percent as educators, advocates for low-income children stress impact on concentration and learning
The List: Taking in the Fall Foliage in New Jersey’s 10 Largest Parks
Colleen O'Dea | October 6, 2014 | The List
Leaf peeping is just one of the things to in the Garden State’s parks -- there are also heights to scale, waterfalls to watch, and endangered species to spot
Rise in Drug-Treatment Admissions in NJ Reveals Progress of a Plague
Colleen O'Dea | October 3, 2014 | Social, Maps, Map of the Week
With heroin and opiate abuse on the rise in New Jersey, data and anecdotal evidence tell heartbreaking tale of addiction and death
Interactive Map: Tracking Crime at NJ’s Post-Secondary Schools
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
Princeton had highest rate of reported sexual offenses; burglaries are most frequent campus crime
Pre-Obamacare Numbers Show Big Increase in Uninsured NJ Residents
Colleen O'Dea | September 19, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
Number of people in the state without health coverage likely to be much lower because of ACA sign-ups for 2014
New Jersey Still Stuck in Economic Morass; Poverty Rate Keeps Climbing
Colleen O'Dea | September 18, 2014 | Social, Maps
Nearly 1 million residents live in dire economic straits in one of the nation's wealthiest states
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