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Interactive Map: How NJ Congressional Reps Spend Their Expense Allowances
Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Most of the money goes to staff salaries, but many spend heavily on mail to constituents in an election year
The List: The Commuting Habits of New Jersey Workers
Colleen O'Dea | September 26, 2016 | The List
According to census data, it takes longer for commuters in the Garden State to get to work than the national average
Interactive Map: More New Jerseyans Register as Presidential Election Nears
Colleen O'Dea | September 23, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Last year, almost nine of 10 of those eligible were registered, but fewer than two in 10 made it to the polls
Progress Slow On Affordable Housing, Towns Wait for NJ Top Court
Colleen O'Dea | September 21, 2016 | Housing
Justices must decide whether housing obligations accrued during 15-year gap must be built
Interactive Map: More People Getting Health Insurance in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 16, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Nine in 10 residents now are covered. That’s better than the national figure, but it’s unclear what changes in the marketplace might do
New Jersey is First in the Nation for Adult Children Living with their Parents
Colleen O'Dea | September 15, 2016 | Social
Several factors – mostly rooted in economics – contribute to the fact that nearly half of New Jerseyans aged 18 to 34 still live at home
Short-Term Fixes for Long-Term Student Loan Problems
Colleen O'Dea | September 12, 2016 | Education
Legislators introduce a raft of measures to address ‘egregious’ aspects of how student debt is handled in New Jersey
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise
Colleen O'Dea | September 9, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Staff in regional high school and vocational districts receive highest salaries, while those working in charter schools tend to receive lowest
Interactive Map: Gender Gap in Pay Persists Throughout New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | August 19, 2016 |
Women with full-time jobs make 80 cents for every dollar going to men, which drops to 69 cents when part-time workers are included
The List: Top 10 Counties Where New Jersey Voters Mail in Their Ballots
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2016 | The List
Getting the word out about casting ballots by mail could help drive up voter turnout, but it’s pretty much treated as a secret known only to the few in the Garden State
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
Some critics claim for-profit hospital and its business network have made close to $900,000 in political contributions to ensure favorable treatment
Interactive Map: NJ Colleges Where Students Pile on the Most Debt
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
It may seem counterintuitive, but Ivy League Princeton University had the smallest percentage of students in debt and lowest amount of loans, $8,577 per borrower
Senators Unload on State Student Loan Agency, Outraged by Its Policies
Colleen O'Dea | August 9, 2016 | Education
Witnesses describe Higher Education Student Assistance Authority as 'predatory' and heartless — even with families of borrowers who die
Interactive Map: NJ Doctors Got $56M In Gifts, Fees From Drug And Device Makers
Colleen O'Dea | August 5, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Industry, required to report payments under Affordable Care Act, also gave almost $3M to hospitals in 2015
Interactive Map: Total Value of NJ Property Takes Slight Dip, for Second Year
Colleen O'Dea | July 29, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Plummeting property values in Atlantic City, Paterson help push statewide trend into the negative column
Interactive Map: New Jersey in Midst of New Baby Bust
Colleen O'Dea | July 22, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Lingering economic problems and young women delaying motherhood have been suggested as reasons for the decline in the number of children
Interactive Map: Uptick in Fatal Crashes on NJ's Roads, More in Rural South
Colleen O'Dea | July 15, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Beware driving during the ‘100 deadliest days’ of summer
State Appeals Court Sides with Towns Over Affordable Housing ‘Gap Period’
Colleen O'Dea | July 12, 2016 | Housing
Ruling could halve number of housing units for people with low and moderate incomes
The List: 10 Most Common Languages of NJ’s Polyglot Student Population
Colleen O'Dea | July 11, 2016 | The List
Spanish is the undisputed leader, but kids in New Jersey’s schools speak everything from Arabic to Portuguese and Chinese to Telugu
Interactive Map: A Guide to New Jersey’s Bad Air Days
Colleen O'Dea | July 8, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
State suffers from unhealthy levels of ozone, American Lung Association reports, but air quality overall is slowly improving
Interactive Map: Pinpointing New Jersey’s Pockets of Child Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | July 1, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
More than $100,000 separates the wealthiest families with children from the poorest
Explainer: What New Jersey’s Graduating Seniors Need to Know
Colleen O'Dea | June 28, 2016 | Explainer
Students who don’t pass or take the PARCC exams have a veritable alphabet soup of alternative tests, from ACT to PSAT/NMSQT -- and can also submit a portfolio of their work
Interactive Map: Taking the Portfolio Review Route to Graduation
Colleen O'Dea | June 24, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
So far, some 10,000 students who did not pass PARCC or an alternative test have submitted a portfolio of their work to meet graduation requirements
Do Disabled, Their Families Need Ombudsman to Deal With Maze of Services?
Colleen O'Dea | June 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Cautious welcome for effort to help people ‘navigate the bureaucracy,’ but concerns raised about adding another layer of complexity
Interactive Map: NJ's Hungriest Counties, Tracking the Food Deserts
Colleen O'Dea | June 17, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
The state continues to shrug off the effects of the recent recession, but hunger remains all too real in the lives of too many residents
Interactive Map: 1M Students Explore Broad Palette of Arts Classes at NJ Schools
Colleen O'Dea | June 10, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Almost all elementary and middle-school students took at least some arts classes in 2014-2015, according to new report
Primary Preparation: Who to Watch, Why You Should Vote in Today’s Contests
Colleen O'Dea | June 7, 2016 | Politics
Will NJ give Clinton the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination -- hours before the California polls close?
Interactive Map: Incumbents Far Ahead Of Primary Challengers In Fundraising
Colleen O'Dea | June 3, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
In 5th District, a Democrat with no primary opponent has huge war chest for fight against Rep. Scott Garrett in November
2016 Primary: District 1
Colleen O'Dea | May 31, 2016 | Elections 2016
2016 Primary: District 2
Colleen O'Dea | May 31, 2016 | Elections 2016
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