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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
Understanding NJ’s Two Ballot Questions -- What They Say, What They Mean
| October 14, 2014 | Elections 2014
An informed voter is the best friend New Jersey has
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
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
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