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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.

Port Authority approves revised toll hike plan. Can Port Authority learn lessons from other cities? Twitter/Greg Mocker.
Sam Lewis and John Farley  |  August 19, 2011 11:18 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 10:10 AM | 3 Comments
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's plan to increase tolls is just the latest in a series of cost saving measures -- is there a cautionary tale from other urban centers or a creative model the region can follow?
Civil Service Employees Association union president Danny Donohue, right, talks about a labor deal with New York state during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. A five-year deal that would freeze wages for three years for 66,000 union members but would avoid hundreds of layoffs was approved Monday night, the union and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced. Also pictured are union treasurer Joe McMullen, left, and secretary Denise Berkley. AP/Mike Groll
City Hall News  |  August 19, 2011 10:12 AM | Comments
August means news is so slow that endless rain is a compelling headline. But fear not! There was still politicking. And where there’s politicking, there are winners, and losers.
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Julian Gerson  |  August 18, 2011 3:43 PM | 4 Comments
Heading into my second year at Dalton, I am just as excited as others to see the school growing into a varied and unique place. But I'm also cautious about the changes that the focus on diversity might have on the school's curriculum.
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Ed Koch  |  August 18, 2011 3:30 PM | 4 Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch reviews "Sholem Aleichem," a portrait of the great Yiddish writer whose stories inspired the musical "Fiddler on the Roof."
Assemblyman David Weprin, running in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, is facing a revolt among Orthodox Jews – though he himself is an Orthodox Jew – because he strongly defended same-sex marriage during an Albany debate. Photo courtesy of City Hall News.
Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 18, 2011 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York's first politician imperiled by voting for same-sex marriage isn’t an upstate Republican -- it’s a Democratic Assemblyman from New York City scrambling for support in a special election.
Gustavo Rivera won a seat in the northwest Bronx. He says TKTK. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rivera.
Sarah Laskow  |  August 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
While they had a chance to reflect after marathon sessions that dragged into the summer, MetroFocus caught up with some of New York’s newest representatives to find out how they’ve been dealing.
The Slope at Cornell University. Cornell was ranked eighteenth on the Sierra Club's Cool Schools list. Flickr/eflon.
John Farley  |  August 17, 2011 5:22 PM | Comments
The Sierra Club released its list of the most sustainable college campuses. While six New York institutions made the list, no New York schools were in the top 10 rankings.
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August 17, 2011 4:24 PM | Comments
One of my favorite author/illustrators...
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 17, 2011 3:56 PM | Comments
The September surge of new shows and arts events is soon upon us. The new season's savior is a slew of arts and culture mobile apps that make it easier to figure out what to do where and when.
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Zoe Proom  |  August 17, 2011 9:57 AM | Comments
Celebrated Cuban-American writer Oscar Hijuelos, a life-long New Yorker, speaks to SundayArts' Rafael Pi Roman about his recent memoir "Thoughts Without Cigarettes."VIDEO
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