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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.

Fracking in Burlington, PA. While fracking has generated significant wealth for the state, opponents wage that it's had a devastating impact on the environment and is not a financially sustainable industry. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  August 25, 2011 11:05 AM | 3 Comments
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed creating a new remediation fund for the cleanup of environmental contamination resulting from hydraulic fracking. VIDEO
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Heather Grossmann  |  August 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments

“The Submission” imagines the uproar when a Muslim American architect is selected as the winner of an anonymous competition to design a memorial in the aftermath of a 9/11-like terrorist attack. Author Amy Waldman talks to MetroFocus about how the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” controversy affected her narrative and the roles Vietnam Memorial designer Maya Lin and real-life 9/11 memorial designer Michael Arad played in her novel.

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August 24, 2011 12:18 PM | Comments
Live Music? Wraparound views of the East Village? Drinks? I'm in.
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 10:30 AM | 5 Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its annual "State of the Subways" report, which provides New Yorkers with individual profiles and comparative rankings of 20 subway lines.
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Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 24, 2011 9:56 AM | Comments
Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall's special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 6:00 AM | 21 Comments
A new curriculum developed by N.J. educators tries to help students understand the emotional and cultural significance of 9/11. VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 23, 2011 6:44 PM | 5 Comments
Pataki, a three-term moderate Republican with a pro-choice and pro-environment record, doesn't exactly fit in with the current crop of GOP candidates.VIDEO
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Michael Ventura for DNAinfo  |  August 23, 2011 2:28 PM | Updated: Aug. 23, 2011 9:00PM | Comments
An earthquake in Washington, D.C. rattled New York City Tuesday afternoon.
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Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  August 23, 2011 10:48 AM | Comments
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol report.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their "2011 Report Card on Beaches." All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
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