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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
Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2014 | Education, Maps, Map of the Week
Biggest total annual spending total last year was staggering $1 billion in Newark
The List: A Closer Look at New Jersey's Top 10 Campaign Contributors
Colleen O'Dea | May 12, 2014 | Politics, The List
Garden State spends some significant cash on political contests, but to date, more money has left the state than has come in
Affordable Housing Remains Out of Reach for Majority of New Jersey Renters
Colleen O'Dea | May 9, 2014 | More Issues, Social, Maps, Map of the Week
Residents would have to earn $25 an hour to pay fair-market rent on two-bedroom apartment in Garden State
NJ’s Ratio of Doctors, Dentists to Population Outpaces Nation
Colleen O'Dea | May 2, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps
But Garden State lags in availability of mental-health professionals
COAH Votes to Propose New Rules Virtually Sight Unseen
Colleen O'Dea | May 1, 2014 | Housing
Some members of Council on Affordable Housing said they received more than 200 pages of new regulations just a day before panel met to vote on them
FEMA Funding for Sandy Recovery Will Top $1 Billion in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | April 25, 2014 | Sandy
Aid already distributed by federal agency for cleanup and rebuilding nears $500 million
Number of Children Living in Poverty Climbs Sharply in NJ, Rising in All But 3 Counties
Colleen O'Dea | April 24, 2014 | More Issues, Social
About one-third of state’s kids are in low-income families, an increase of 20 percent since 2008
The List: New Jersey's 10 Highest-Paid Chief Executives
Colleen O'Dea | April 21, 2014 | The List
Warning: Comparing your pay to the compensation packages on this list may cause a host of unpleasant physical and psychological conditions.
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
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