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Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State
Colleen O'Dea | December 2, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Diversity may be the order of the day in New Jersey, but most whites, blacks, and Hispanics continue to live in suburban enclaves and urban ghettos
Will NJ’s Top Court Boost Affordable-Housing Requirements?
Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2016 | Housing
In arguments before state Supreme Court, justices seem to favor idea that cities and towns are responsible for 16 years no affordable-housing rules were in effect
Explainer: How Electoral College Lets President Win with Minority of Votes
Colleen O'Dea | November 29, 2016 | Explainer, Elections 2016
The system can favor candidates who win a lot of states by small margins while losing big in some large ones
Interactive Map: More Voters Showed Up at Polls in 2016 Than in 2012
Colleen O'Dea | November 18, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
The results are preliminary, the uptick is very modest, but at least the recent trend of lower turnouts was arrested
NJ Crime Victims Mark a Milestone and Fight for Greater Protections
Colleen O'Dea | November 15, 2016 | Social
It is 25 years since victims of crime in New Jersey won significant legal rights. Now they want to further improve safeguards for survivors and their families
Questions About Almost Anything Related to Voting? We’ve Got Answers
Colleen O'Dea | November 8, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Everything is covered, from the location of polling places to what you can do in the event of a problem voting
The List: A Quick Look at the School Districts with the Best PARCC Scores
Colleen O'Dea | November 7, 2016 | The List
No surprise, perhaps, but the schools in more affluent communities tended to have the highest average student scores and passing rates
Interactive Map: Passing PARCC Remains Challenge for High-Schoolers
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
While results released this week show improvement overall, most of the state’s high-school students failed to attain passing grades
In Crowded 12th, Challengers Praise Democratic Incumbent
Colleen O'Dea | November 4, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Freshman senator Watson Coleman looks for another term while facing Libertarian-turned-Republican, Uccio, and five minor-party and independent candidates
Interactive Map: More Addicts, More Drug Treatment Options
Colleen O'Dea | October 28, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Services in New Jersey for people seeking help with drug abuse can’t keep up with demand, largely because of heroin and opiate crisis
Interactive Map: Many Poor Kids Still Miss Free Breakfast In NJ
Colleen O'Dea | October 21, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Advocates urge schools to shift to serving meals after the start of school day
Shortage of Affordable Housing Explored at NJ Spotlight on Cities
Colleen O'Dea | October 20, 2016 | Housing
One advocate suggests that even the term ‘affordable housing’ has negative connotations for many people
Interactive Map: New Jersey’s Cities Remain Mired in Poverty
Colleen O'Dea | October 14, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week
Poverty is a statewide problem, but almost half of NJ’s poor are living in urban centers
Elections 2016: Congressional District 12
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: 11th Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 10
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 9
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 8
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 7
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 6
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 4
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 3
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: Congressional District 2
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Elections 2016: 1st Congressional District
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Elections 2016
Profile: Growing Up in Poverty Has Helped Shape Her Choice of Career
Colleen O'Dea | October 12, 2016 | Profiles
The executive director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, Renee Koubiadis wants to do nothing less than solve the problem of poverty
Interactive Map: Clinton Far Outpaces Trump in New Jersey Fundraising
Colleen O'Dea | October 7, 2016 | Maps, Map of the Week, Elections 2016
Former secretary of state has more donors and bigger contributions, adding up to six times the total for her Garden State campaign war chest
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
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