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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

Elizabeth Streb. Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  December 5, 2011 1:00 PM | 1 Comment
"I tell people, if they can fall from 4 feet, they can do it from 40." A Q & A with a performer and associate artistic director of STREB Extreme Action Company.VIDEO
Traditional canning jars hold varieties of marijuana in a cabinet at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Despite a federal crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry, the restrictive nature of New Jersey's pot program means its probably safe from federal threat. AP/Reed Saxon.
John Farley  |  December 5, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: January 30, 2012 1:15 PM | 19 Comments
Since federal prosecutors went after medical marijuana dispensaries in California, what makes New Jersey think it will escape the same fate?
Loretta Lynch U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announces charges against doctors, health care company owners, executives and others in a case of alleged false medicare billing at a press conference in the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, July 16, 2010.   The poster at right which says in Russian "Do Not Gossip" was, allegedly, in the back room of a doctor's office where patients were being bribed for their cooperation in the scheme.   (Ap Photo/Robert Mecea)
City Hall News  |  December 2, 2011 9:15 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be all over this week’s list, but we can’t figure out whether he had a great week or an awful one. For everyone else on our list, the week was a little more definite.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  December 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 5, 2011 6:00AM | 1 Comment

“The Nutcracker” is a beloved, classic ballet, but if you’ve seen one performance, you have definitely not seen them all. Check out our list of the season’s best performances.

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Michelle Sartor for NJToday  |  December 1, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
A court decided Thursday that New Jersey's black bear hunt will happen as scheduled (Dec. 5-10), despite an appeal by animal rights groups.
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Daniel Ross  |  December 1, 2011 4:19 PM | 1 Comment
The Metropolitan Museum's renovated Art in Arab Lands galleries offer one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Muslim art.VIDEO
The M101 bus on East 42 Street, with questionable reliability. The M101 won this year's Straphangers Schleppie award for most unreliable bus line.
John Farley  |  December 1, 2011 11:22 AM | Comments
On Dec. 1, the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released their annual "Pokey and Schleppie Awards" for the worst bus routes in town. The snail award went to the slowest bus, while the elephant award went to the most unreliable.
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Bridget Leahy  |  December 1, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 11:03AM | Comments

Remember when you used to try and hide your report card from your parents? We won’t name any names (fine, we will), but there are a few City Council members who might want to try it…

Anti-fracking protestors gathered outside of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 28 before a public hearing on whether to allow drilling in New York. Members of the opposition group included politicians, lawyers, scientists and residents. MetroFocus/John Farley.
John Farley  |  November 30, 2011 6:03 PM | 6 Comments
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
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Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  November 30, 2011 3:51 PM | Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 12:00PM | 1 Comment
In New Jersey we like to think of ourselves as a state with progressive public policies. But when it comes to the issue of allowing pharmacies to sell syringes, our state's public policy has been an abject failure.
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