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Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ Teachers, Staff and Administrators Dip Slightly
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2014 | Maps
Departure of long-time educators and supervisors – and hiring less-experienced replacements – is responsible in large part for drop in average pay
Contract Suggests State Fudged Dates for New COAH Regulations
Colleen O'Dea | August 14, 2014 | Housing
Deal with Rutgers consultant was not signed until less than three weeks before court-ordered deadline for adopting housing rules
Interactive Map: Garden State Trust Preserves Past, Present for the Future
Colleen O'Dea | August 8, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Voters will decide in November whether to replenish fund that has saved 400,000 acres and many historic sites since 1998
Poll Shows Booker Ahead By 10% in Bid for Full Term in U.S. Senate
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2014 | Politics
But closeness of race is puzzling, since 77% of those polled said they knew very little about GOP challenger Jeff Bell
Fine Print: Delving Deeper Into Jersey Shore Water-Quality Testing
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2014 | Energy & Environment
Somers Point officials contend, correctly, that majority of results met or exceeded mandated safety standards for swimming beaches
Profile: Changing the World, One Cause at a Time, Starting in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | August 6, 2014 | Profiles
Her efforts range from ‘pay-to-play’ reform to training ‘citizen journalists’ to keep tabs on government
Charting the Incidence of HIV/AIDS Across NJ's Counties and Cities
Colleen O'Dea | August 1, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
HIV/AIDS has become a chronic illness, rather than a death sentence, but individuals and populations remain at risk
The List: Ten Worst New Jersey Beaches for Water Pollution
Colleen O'Dea | July 28, 2014 | The List
High bacteria levels found at many of them may be linked to nearby stormwater pipes
Raptor Report: Eagles and Falcons Continue to Soar Above Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Maps, Map of the Week
More than 100 communities across state are home to at least one nest -- including Jersey City
Explainer: Why It's Safe to Ride That Terrifying Roller-Coaster
Colleen O'Dea | July 22, 2014 | Explainer
Before the first person steps aboard a carnival ride, NJ has certified, registered, and inspected it, and made sure it complies with 137 pages of code
AP Tests Put NJ's Top Students on the Map – and Earn Them College Credit
Colleen O'Dea | July 18, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
The results of this year's Advanced Placement exams are in, and three-quarters of the state's high-school students are high scorers
Advocacy Group Pursues COAH and the Case of the Missing Documents
Colleen O'Dea | July 16, 2014 | Politics, Housing
State, Rutgers both claim they can't find the files used as the basis for latest rules regarding affordable-housing obligations
The List: More than Mail, ZIP Code Used to Track NJ's Top 10 Payrolls
Colleen O'Dea | July 14, 2014 | The List
Businesses use Census data to plan sale and advertising, judge market potential
Sole Proprietors and Self-Employed Workers Show Strong Gains Statewide
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
New Jersey's economy may still be lagging, but most nonemployer businesses show solid growth, both in total number and total receipts
Will COAH's New Ground Rules Mean Less Affordable Housing?
Colleen O'Dea | July 3, 2014 | Housing
Advocates argue regulations do not meet Supreme Court requirements, differ from rules adopted by council earlier in year
NJ, Rutgers Sued Over Refusal to Release Details of Affordable-Housing Formula
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | Housing, Planning
Fair Share seeks details of how new quotas were determined, gets heavily redacted document
NJ's Graying Population Moves a Bit Closer to Golden Years, Census Shows
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
Median age is up slightly to 39.4 years; Hunterdon’s population ranks as state’s oldest
The List: Top Ten Subsidies Meant to Spur Economic Growth in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | June 24, 2014 | The List
More than $5 billion, mostly awarded since 2010, includes nearly $2 billion for just 10 businesses or projects
Mapping the Graduating Class of 2013: 'Significant' Gaps Still Remain
Colleen O'Dea | June 20, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
White and Asian students -- and students from wealthier families -- still wind up with more of the diplomas
Statistics for New Jersey’s Dads Don’t Follow Nationwide Trends
Colleen O'Dea | June 13, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Percentage of one-parent families led by father declines in NJ while U.S. number climbs
Primary Issue: Just How Low Can Voter Turnout Go in New Jersey?
Colleen O'Dea | June 6, 2014 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Highest number of registered voters in a least a decade elected to stay home Tuesday
Watson Coleman Win Sets Stage for NJ's First Black Woman in Congress
Colleen O'Dea | June 4, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Most contests fail to ignite voter interest, Democrats and Republicans alike stayed home and sat on their hands
Stay With Us: NJ Primary Results in Real Time
Colleen O'Dea | June 4, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Work with a straightforward tool that lets you see what's happening district by district at a glance
Bids for U.S. Senate, Congressional Seats Top Today’s Primary Ballot
Colleen O'Dea | June 3, 2014 | Politics, Elections 2014
Four seek GOP nomination to challenge Cory Booker; all 12 of seats in House of Representatives up for election
Explainer: How Do Our Judges Make It to the Bench in New Jersey?
Colleen O'Dea | June 3, 2014 | Explainer
The Garden State has chosen to appoint rather than elect judges, but that doesn't keep politics out of the process
Interactive Map: Who's Got the Cash in Hand for NJ's Congressional Primaries
Colleen O'Dea | May 30, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2014
Money-magnets are pretty much limited to a few incumbents and several hotly contested districts
NJ Property Owners Filed Tax Appeals Last Year at Near-Record Pace
Colleen O'Dea | May 23, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
While number was second-highest ever, volume of appeals appears to be down considerably this year
Christie's Quid Pro Quo: Will It Change Direction of Top Court?
Colleen O'Dea | May 22, 2014 | Politics
Rabner renomination for another Republican on the bench avoids immediate judicial crisis, but longer-term solutions still sought
Beleaguered Chief Justice Wins Fiery Defense From Republican Former Justice
Colleen O'Dea | May 19, 2014 | More Issues
Concerns about politics encroaching on judiciary are common theme at New Jersey State Bar Association conference
At Special Task Force, Strong Suggestions for Curing Judicial Crisis
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2014 | More Issues
For a number New Jersey attorneys, delays in appointing judges and playing politics with state Supreme Court are cause for growing malaise
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