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The List: NJ Schools that ‘Underachieve’ in Serving Free Breakfast to Students

Colleen O'Dea | April 15, 2019 | The List

The top 10 high-poverty schools in New Jersey that serve breakfast to fewer than 20 percent of eligible schoolgoers

The List: NJ Schools are Most Often Named for These Figures in History

Colleen O'Dea | February 19, 2019 | The List
Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt: Spot the connection in the naming convention for many of New Jersey’s public schools
The List: Average Property Taxes Paid in New Jersey, Ranked by County
NJTV News Online | February 6, 2019 | The List
The average bill varies greatly by county, with homeowners in the north having to dig deeper
The List: Assembly Races to Watch in 2019 as Dems Seek to Keep Control, Cement Gains
Colleen O'Dea | January 7, 2019 | The List
Grassroots groups had a big effect on the 2018 midterm elections. Will they have as much influence on this year’s Assembly elections even as Democrats try to cement their power in the lower house?
The List: Top Ten Highest-Paid Public School Employees in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | November 26, 2018 | The List
The Garden State’s governor has a salary of $175,000. Almost 400 public school employees earned more last year, some of them a lot more
The List: Top Ten Counties in NJ for Federal Farm Subsidies
Colleen O'Dea | October 15, 2018 | The List
New Jersey is among the states that reap the least in annual federal aid to farmers, getting only a fraction of the $20 billion paid out
The List: Taking the Measure of New Jersey’s Ten Tallest Lighthouses
Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2018 | The List
The lonely job of lighthouse keeper has been eliminated by automation, but visiting one of the state’s historic lighthouses — and in some cases climbing to the top — is a great summer outing
The List: Top Ten Counties in New Jersey for Highest Wages
Colleen O'Dea | July 9, 2018 | The List
The best places for higher-wage jobs are in northern and central NJ. But pay hikes in Garden State straggle behind national average
The List: The Graying of New Jersey Keeps Pace with Aging of America
Colleen O'Dea | June 25, 2018 | The List
With its median age of 35.2 years, Hudson County — with its millennial magnets of Jersey City and Hoboken — is positively spry compared with Cape May County’s 49.4
The List: How Much More Do New Jersey’s CEOs Earn Than Their Employees?
Colleen O'Dea | June 11, 2018 | The List
Hold onto your metaphoric hat: In 2017, the total compensation package for the CEO at the Children’s Place was 1,813 times more than the median wage for one of its workers
The List: NJ’s Honduran Population Will Suffer from Loss of Protected Status
Colleen O'Dea | May 7, 2018 | The List
Administration’s decision to strip Hondurans of temporary protected status could affect 3,700 New Jersey residents and their communities
The List: Dems Who’ve Scored Big Using Website for Small Donations
Colleen O'Dea | April 22, 2018 | The List
ActBlue’s digital fundraising tools let voters make mostly small donations to the candidates and causes they support — and has pulled in $3.6 million to date
The List: No NJ Baby Bust for Unmarried Women Ages 35 and Older
Colleen O'Dea | April 9, 2018 | The List
But census data shows that births to unmarried teens plummeted by 80 percent
The List: For These 10 Districts, More School Aid Still Means Much Less
Colleen O'Dea | March 19, 2018 | The List
Gov. Murphy wants to boost school aid to most districts, but many would still get significantly less than they would if fully funded under state formula
The List: Thank You for Your Service — Property-Tax Relief for Disabled Vets
Colleen O'Dea | March 8, 2018 | The List
Slightly more than 10,000 households qualified for the tax break last year. Here's a list of the top 10 communities with the largest number of disabled-veteran exemptions
The List: Top 10 School Districts Where English Is Not the Primary Language
Colleen O'Dea | February 28, 2018 | The List
Nearly a quarter of New Jersey’s public school students live in homes where the main language used is not English. Here are the top 10 districts
The List: NJ’s Deadliest Counties for Traffic Fatalities in Past Year
Colleen O'Dea | January 2, 2018 | The List
With the number of deaths tallied, 2017 comes out as the deadliest year on New Jersey’s roads for the past decade
The List: The 10 Most Overcrowded Public-School Districts in NJ
Carly Sitrin | December 21, 2017 | The List
Twenty years and $8 billion later, 71 percent of New Jersey’s neediest school districts are severely overcrowded. But, where’s the money going to come from to fix them?
The List: Where Did the Library-Bond Issue Garner the Least Support?
Colleen O'Dea | November 20, 2017 | The List
The three counties that came out against the library-bond ballot question also supported the candidacy of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno
The List: How Well-Heeled is New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation?
Colleen O'Dea | October 16, 2017 | The List
According to a new report from a nonpartisan organization, none of the Garden State’s Senators and Representatives are hurting, although there’s a wide range from top to bottom
The List: Where Do Foreign Students Studying in New Jersey Call Home?
Colleen O'Dea | October 2, 2017 | The List
From Brazil to Vietnam, China to Turkey, some 26,000 men and women were in the Garden State on active student visas last year
The List: The 10 Longest Commutes for NJ’s Largest Municipalities
Colleen O'Dea | September 19, 2017 | The List
Getting to work takes more time than ever before. Is the Garden State in danger of becoming the gridlock state?
The List: Tallying Up the Top 10 Counties with Jobs in the Tourism Industry
Colleen O'Dea | August 16, 2017 | The List
New Jersey is home to more than 500,000 tourist-related jobs, and they don’t all involve sun and fun in the Shore counties
The List: Think Murphy’s a Big Spender? He’s Been Outspent Handily in the Past
Colleen O'Dea | July 5, 2017 | The List
$60 million here, $50 million there: Which candidates opened their wallets widest in their not-always-successful pursuit of office?
The List: Top 10 States Contributing to NJ’s Gubernatorial Hopefuls
Colleen O'Dea | May 22, 2017 | The List, Elections 2017
New Jersey led the list, as expected, but money rolled in from nearby New York and Pennsylvania, as well as Florida and California
The List: Top 10 Public Contractors and Their Political Contributions
Colleen O'Dea | April 17, 2017 | The List
Complexity and confusion about the law may have discouraged contractors from contributing directly to candidates and parties last year
The List: NJ and Administration’s Travel Ban on ‘Mostly Muslim’ Countries
Colleen O'Dea | March 13, 2017 | The List
New Jersey is home to about 9,500 people that the Trump administration’s new ban could seek to keep out
The List: Five Things to Listen for in the Governor's Final Budget Address
John Reitmeyer | February 27, 2017 | The List
The budget address has a tendency to go on too long or to be crammed with numbers essential and inessential. Here's help making sure you don't miss anything important
The List: Top Theaters in NJ Are Impressive Supplement to Great White Way
Carly Sitrin | February 6, 2017 | The List
Theater in New Jersey is a match for the best available in any region when it comes to talent, innovation, cost, and diversity
The List: Against National Trend, Large Families Still Common in Some Places in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | December 12, 2016 | The List
Large families are becoming rarities in a changing United States. But new census data pinpoint several places in New Jersey where they are the norm
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