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Interactive Map: Many in NJ are Foreign-Born -- But Few of Them Are Refugees
Colleen O'Dea | November 20, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
In the past five years, New Jersey has sheltered fewer than 2,500 refugees, some 10 percent from Syria, Iran, and Sudan -- and only after they were diligently vetted
Annual Winter Count Puts New Jersey’s Homeless Veterans on the Map
Colleen O'Dea | November 13, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Veterans Day is a good time to reflect on those who’ve served, but New Jersey needs to keep its military vets in mind year-round
New Jersey Squeaks by with Grade of ‘D’ on 2015 Good Government Report Card
Colleen O'Dea | November 10, 2015 | Politics
State earns lowest grade in nation for election oversight, fails outright for executive and judicial accountability, public access to information
Explainer: Crime Victims in New Jersey Have Strong Legal Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 10, 2015 | Explainer
Far-reaching legislation and a constitutional amendment guarantee array of rights and provide support during criminal-justice process
Election 2015
Colleen O'Dea | November 9, 2015 | Elections 2015
Where Democrats Garnered Greater Share of Votes Than in Earlier Elections
Colleen O'Dea | November 6, 2015 | Politics, Maps, Map of the Week
Based on unofficial but nearly final results, the Democrats look to have captured more than half the votes, making New Jersey even more ‘blue’
Dems Pick Up Four Assembly Seats, Including One Down-to-the-Wire Win
Colleen O'Dea, John Reitmeyer, John Mooney | November 4, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Democrats inch closer to veto-proof majority, call victories mandate on Christie and his policies
Three Closely-Contested Assembly Races Top Ballot in Statewide Election Today
Colleen O'Dea | November 3, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
Voters in New Jersey will fill 80 seats in lower house and elect county freeholders, municipal officials and school-board members
Candidates, PACs Have Poured Millions into This Year’s Assembly Contests
Colleen O'Dea | October 30, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2015
Total spent in contests for 80 seats statewide amounts to average of $115,000 per candidate
Three New Jersey Mayors Share Visions, Hopes, and Plans for Their Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2015 | More Issues
Newark’s Ras Baraka, Trenton’s Eric Jackson and Plainfield’s Adrian O. Mapp discuss reducing crime, creating jobs at NJ Spotlight On Cities conference
The List: Which NJ Districts Do Best Job of Feeding Breakfast to Poor Children
Colleen O'Dea | October 26, 2015 | The List
The number of poor and low-income students getting breakfast at school continues to climb
Interactive Map: State, Local, Federal Government Jobs Down Across New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | October 23, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Number of state government jobs down by about 10,000 since Gov. Chris Christie took office
Interactive Map: Celebrating the Diversity of New Jersey’s 52 Cities, Large and Small
Colleen O'Dea | October 16, 2015 | Map of the Week
Every city, like every Garden State citizen is unique, but getting to know them reveals unknown facets and unsuspected similarities
Interactive Map: Cash Aid to NJ’s Needy Declines In Spite of Improving Economy
Colleen O'Dea | October 9, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Average payment of less than $3,500 goes to fewer people, reflecting ‘welfare reform’ cutbacks
Interactive Map: Do Top Colleges Really Cost More? Which Grads Earn the Most?
Colleen O'Dea | October 2, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
New online tool lets students and parents compare schools using key financial markers, including average salaries after earning degree
Profile: She's Fighting the Good Fight Against Poverty, Hunger, Homelessness
Colleen O'Dea | September 30, 2015 | Profiles
For Serena Rice, the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey that she heads up is just the latest platform for easing the life of the poor
War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports
Colleen O'Dea | September 29, 2015 | Housing
Consultants argue that calls for hundreds of thousands of affordable units around state are skewed by invalid assumptions, impossible to achieve
Explainer: Monitoring the Impact of the Highlands Regional Master Plan
Colleen O'Dea | September 29, 2015 | Explainer
The NJ Highlands Council is supposed to issue a monitoring report every six years. Is it living up to its responsibilities?
Interactive Map: NJ Lottery Ticket Sales Set Record, But Profits Fall Short
Colleen O'Dea | September 25, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
New contractor misses revenue target by $100M, raising concerns and prompting calls for investigations
Interactive Map: About 25% of NJ Residents Facing Serious Economic Hardship
Colleen O'Dea | September 18, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Median income nears $72K but state remains one of most expensive places to live; 11 percent earn below federal poverty level
The List: Watching the Clock -- Which NJ Schools Have the Longest Days?
Colleen O'Dea | September 14, 2015 | The List
When it comes to hours and minutes spent in school, all Garden State schools are not created equal
Interactive Map: Campaign Fundraising Heaviest in Most Hotly Contested Districts
Colleen O'Dea | September 11, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2015
Democrats across state have about $4.3 million cash on hand, while the GOP trails with approximately $2.4 million
Interactive Map: Labor Day Finds Many in New Jersey Jobless, Out of Benefits
Colleen O'Dea | September 4, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Tens of thousands, many formerly employed by casinos, have maxed out on their unemployment payments
Interactive Map: New Jersey's Thirsty -- Water Use on Rise in Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | August 14, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Between 2000 and 2010 the total amount of water used by homes, businesses, and the state’s two nuclear plants surged by 40 billion gallons a year
Interactive Map: Tracking Christie’s Cash from People, PACs and Super PACs
Colleen O'Dea | August 7, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Governor’s coffers gained more than $14M in first six months of 2015, including millions from New Jersey
Interactive Map: Obamacare Health Coverage Climbing in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | July 31, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
New signups through federal marketplace account for almost half of New Jerseyans with health insurance in latest enrollment period
The List: How Do New Jersey Children Fare in National Well-Being Rankings?
Colleen O'Dea | July 27, 2015 | The List
NJ ranks eighth-best overall in national kids' well-being ratings, but ranks near bottom for number of children living in families struggling to pay for housing
Interactive Map: Tracking Job Creation and Wage Increases Across NJ
Colleen O'Dea | July 24, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Garden State posted net gains in employment and pay, but some counties saw losses – including 5 percent drop in jobs in Atlantic County
Interactive Map: Millennial Generation Comes to the Fore in NJ and the Nation
Colleen O'Dea | July 17, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Baby boomers still represent big segment of population, but are now out-numbered by those born between 1982 and 2000
Interactive Map: Towns Face Deadline for Filing Affordable-Housing Plans
Colleen O'Dea | July 10, 2015 | Maps, Map of the Week
Municipalities must submit plans within weeks for court approval – or else courts themselves will determine ‘fair share’ obligations
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