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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.

Ronald Richter, commissioner of Child Services, took office in September. According to Richter, Child Services is prioritizing several intiatives. Photo courtesy of Daniel S. Burnstein for City Hall News.
Jon Lentz for City Hall News  |  November 14, 2011 1:45 PM | Comments
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children's Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  November 11, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Election Day had its share of real winners and losers but we highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the game-changing endorsements, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  November 11, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 10:59 AM | Comments
One big fat wedding of art and politics arrived in New York this weekend with the premiere of "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays."VIDEO
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November 10, 2011 11:30 AM | Comments
For me, New York is all about going to restaurants. You know, low down restaurants like this one...
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The Capitol  |  November 10, 2011 11:03 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent radio appearance went viral when he said: “I am the government!” It’s such a delicious slice of Cuomo that we made it available for download. The Capitol reports.
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Samantha Riddell and Sam Lewis  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 14, 2011 11:00AM | 12 Comments
Spread the joy of the holiday season by preparing meals at a local soup kitchen or sharing time with sick and elderly neighbors this season.
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Daniel Katz  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. On Nov. 8, Donovan may lose his seat to . AP/John Marshall Mantel.
John Farley  |  November 9, 2011 12:30 PM | Comments
The results of the Nov. 8 election did not bring about the political sea change that Tri-State Republicans were hoping for.
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