Colleen O'Dea

NJ Spotlight

Colleen O'Dea appears in the following:

Long Valley Neighbors Find Accord and Affinity Across Party Lines

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Among the Voting Block participants in Long Valley, there is skepticism about gubernatorial candidates’ campaign promises.


Does Politics Have a Role to Play in Pastoral Long Valley?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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For the next 5 months, NJ Spotlight will focus on how Long Valley—a small, uncrowded, affluent part of Morris County—is dealing with this political moment.


Birth Tourism and Campaign Contributions at Meadowlands Hospital

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Meadowlands Hospital in NJ profits from new birth tourism movement and donates large sums of money to the campaigns of New Jersey politicians.


Is Racial Profiling Police Policy in Bloomfield?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Do cops routinely stop black and Latino drivers so they can boost municipal revenue with traffic fines?

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Taking A Tour of The 10 Oldest Bridges in New Jersey

Monday, September 08, 2014

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New Jersey has exactly 100 bridges built before 1900. And if you're willing to put up with a little traffic, you can drive over one bridge that's more than 200 years old.


Botched Process Denied NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief

Friday, February 07, 2014

Three-quarters of all those who appealed denial of federal Sandy aid from two popular housing assistance programs administered by the state of New Jersey wound up winning their appe...

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Newly Consolidated Princeton Greets New Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Princeton borough and township became one Princeton on January 1, using the borough form of government. The new mayor and council were sworn in as part of a celebration that included a “Consoli-Cake.”


Peaceful Transition Marks Rutgers-UMDNJ Restructuring

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rutgers University's governing boards on Monday agreed to take control of most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with no dissent and none of the vitriol that marked the debate over the restructuring of higher education in the first half of the year.


Assembly Committee Says Towns Should Be Allowed to Keep Affordable Housing Funds -- for Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Municipalities should not be forced to surrender their affordable housing funds to the state until the Council on Affordable Housing meets and makes decisions on how to move forward, said members of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee yesterday. The hearing was to discuss the Christie administration's demand that the money previously set aside to build local housing should be returned to the state's coffers.


Interactive Map: Unemployment in NJ By County

Friday, August 03, 2012

New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national average, but the situation is even bleaker in some counties in the state’s northern and southern ends.

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Map | NJ Traffic Fatalities Up in 2011

Friday, July 20, 2012

After falling for three years in a row, the number of automobile fatalities in New Jersey rose in 2011, according to preliminary data from the State Police.


The 2012 Voter Guide: Covering NJ's Candidates and Contests

Monday, June 04, 2012

Both parties' presidential nominees may be decided, but there are still a dozen high-profile battles around the state -- including the crowded Republican U.S. Senate field -- to...


Interactive Map | Wide Disparities in Child Wellbeing Throughout NJ

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A child advocacy group's annual survey of the overall wellbeing of New Jersey's kids reveals there is a wide gap between the county where they fare the best, and the one where they fare the worst.

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Rutgers-Camden, Rowan University, Closer to a Compromise

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Legislators and university officials are getting nearer to a deal giving Rutgers-Camden more autonomy from its New Brunswick campus and bringing it closer to — but not making it a part of — Rowan University.

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Interactive Map: Waste and Recycling in NJ

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Jerseyans are recycling less of their waste than they did in the mid-1990s, data from the state Department of Environmental Protection show.


New Jersey's High School Graduation Rates Drop

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The New Jersey Department of Education Tuesday released 2011 graduation rates for high schools that were largely lower, in some cases significantly lower, than prior years.


Lautenberg Calls for Investigation Into Rutgers-Rowan Merger

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Monday sent a letter to the federal education secretary asking him to review the proposed merger of Rutgers' Camden campus with Rowan University because it could wind up costing students more.


Interactive Map: Private School Enrollment in NJ

Friday, February 03, 2012

Private vs. public school? With an average tuition of about $20,000, that's the million dollar question for parents considering the extra cost. What’s been their answer? This map shows the percentage of kids attending private schools across New Jersey.