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Have Politics, Power Struggles Tarnished Reputation of NJ's Judiciary?
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Derided and second-guessed by openly hostile governor, punished for controversial decisions, the state's court system struggles to maintain independence
Silver Lining to Superstorm Sandy: Influx of Aid Led to Property Tax Decreases
Colleen O'Dea | April 4, 2014 | More Issues, Sandy
New Jersey municipalities with the largest declines rank among those with the most damage
June Primary to Feature Races for Three Vacant Congressional Seats
Colleen O'Dea | April 1, 2014 | Politics
Party votes will winnow down ballots for general election votes in November for House, Senate
Explainer: How a Bill Becomes a Law in the Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | April 1, 2014 | Politics, Explainer
Complicated and sometimes almost contradictory, the path from draft bill to new legislation is long and winding
NJ Tops Nation in Percentage of Kids Diagnosed within Autism Spectrum
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues, Social
CDC reports 1 in 45 children in Garden State has disorder marked by difficulties with communication and social interaction, repetitive behaviors
Stretch of Highway in Burlington Tops NJ in Pedestrian Deaths
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2014 | More Issues, Maps, Map of the Week
Fifteen people were killed over a 3-year period along Route 130, which also runs through Middlesex and Camden
NJ Highest Autism Rate
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues
The List: Donuts, Holes, and Exclaves -- New Jersey's Weird Geography
Colleen O'Dea | March 24, 2014 | More Issues, The List
Getting from here to there can be complicated when 'there' may be several separate sections of the same township
Report Expects Biggest Hike in Newly Insured in Most Populous, Poorer Counties
Colleen O'Dea | March 24, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week, Affordable Care Act
Largest number of enrollees via Obamacare and NJ Family Care projected to be in Essex County
New Jersey Residents' Ancestral Roots are All Over the Map
Colleen O'Dea | March 21, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Maps, Map of the Week
Italian, Irish and German heritages account for over 40% of population, 20% are Hispanic or Asian, while 40% list background as ‘other’
Explainer: Shedding Light on New Jersey’s Open Public Record Act
Colleen O'Dea | March 18, 2014 | More Issues, Explainer
Law meant to ease access to government documents has nearly three-dozen exceptions and lots of loopholes
Interactive Map: Ringing of Wedding Bells Heard Less Often in Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | March 14, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Maps, Map of the Week
As trend continues, more than one-half of NJ residents and more than two-thirds in 20-34 age bracket are not married
COAH Meeting Canceled After State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2014 | More Issues, Housing, Planning
Appellate panel had ordered fair-share housing agency to hold its first meeting in 10 months
The List: A Rogues Gallery of the 15 Most Corrupt Politicians in NJ History
Colleen O'Dea | March 10, 2014 | Politics, The List
Legendary Frank Hague stands atop an impressive array of bribe-takers, extortionists, tax-evaders and patronage purveyors
Appellate Court Orders COAH to Do Its Job or Face Fines, Jail Time
Colleen O'Dea | March 8, 2014 | Politics, Social, Elections 2013
Judge says if Council on Affordable Housing doesn't formulate new rules it could be agency's 'third and final strike'
State Aid to New Jersey Municipalities Frozen for Third Consecutive Year
Colleen O'Dea | March 7, 2014 | More Issues
Christie’s proposed budget keeps funding at $1.5 billion for towns despite 4 percent inflation rate since 2011
Appeals Panel’s Top Judge Scolds COAH for Stalling on New Municipal Quotas
Colleen O'Dea | March 6, 2014 | More Issues, Housing
Court expresses frustration and anger over agency’s failure to comply with order to update regulations for affordable housing
Graying New Jerseyans Rarely Live in 'Aging-Friendly' Communities
Colleen O'Dea | February 28, 2014 | More Issues, Social
Many residents 55 and older reside in towns that force them to rely heavily on cars, rather than mass transit
Christie Administration Ignores Top Court’s Affordable-Housing Mandate
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Housing, Planning
Missed deadline for new COAH quotas sets stage for legal showdown as fair-housing and environmental advocates cry foul
Fired Sandy-Aid Contractor Collected $32.7 Million – and Demands $18.4M More
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Sandy
Contract dispute with firm accused by critics of botching housing-repair grants heads toward arbitration
Profile: The Man Who Makes Sure Government Works -- Right Out in the Open
Colleen O'Dea | February 26, 2014 | Profiles
Filing as many as 700 requests for public documents annually, ensuring transparency is a full-time job for John Paff
Blue Acres Buyouts Attract Over 1,000 Owners of Flood-Prone Homes
Colleen O'Dea | February 21, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week, Sandy
Hundreds of properties damaged by Sandy also in line for possible acquisition by state
C-Section Rate in New Jersey Ranks Among Highest in the Nation
Colleen O'Dea | February 14, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Percentage of babies delivered by cesarean – nearly 40 percent -- trails only Louisiana
NJ’s Awash in Federal Sandy Aid, But Funds Just Trickle Out of DCA’s Spigot
Colleen O'Dea | February 7, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
State agency has given homeowners only $25 million out of $600 million as reimbursements for storm-damage repairs
Botched Process Denied Thousands of NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief
Colleen O'Dea | February 6, 2014 | Sandy
Report shows vast majority of homeowners won appeals after state corrected flawed damage estimates
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews Resigns, State Sen. Donald Norcross Will Seek Seat
Colleen O'Dea | February 5, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Andrews indicates choice to leave not linked to ongoing ethics investigation by House committee
Profile: University Chancellor Crossed the Delaware to Make His Mark
Colleen O'Dea | February 5, 2014 | Profiles
Philadelphia native has overseen period of growth at Rutgers Camden, helped fend off merger proposal
Portrait of NJ High-School Students Includes Many Who Study the Fine Arts
Colleen O'Dea | January 31, 2014 | Maps, Map of the Week
Nearly half -- almost 200,000 statewide -- took at least one class, mostly in visual arts and music
NJ Counts 2014 Tallies Homeless Adults and Kids in Somerset County, State
Colleen O'Dea | January 30, 2014 | More Issues, Social
Victims of Hurricane Sandy who haven't been able to rebuild increase total, as do renters priced out of market
Interactive Map: Statewide Report Cards Track Student Performance
Colleen O'Dea | January 29, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
NJ education officials release comparative test scores and graduation rates, as well as data putting statistics in broader context