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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
Interactive Map: Charting the Cost of Hospital Care in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
Analysis of federal data shows NJ hospital stays are slightly longer than national average, and slightly more expensive
The List: Taking a Tour of the 10 Oldest Bridges in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 8, 2014 | The List
New Jerseyans willing to put up with a little traffic can steer their 21st century vehicles over a bridge more than 200 years old
Interactive Map: Tracking Student Debt at NJ’s Private and Public 4-Year Colleges
Colleen O'Dea | September 5, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
The Ivy League may be a pricey proposition, but Princeton grads wind up with the lowest debt load of any college in the Garden State
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ Teachers, Staff and Administrators Dip Slightly
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
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
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