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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.

Leiby Kletzky's family has already raised over $100,000 for charitable memorial fund. AP/NYPD
Jessica Abo  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Leiby Kletzky's family establishes a fund, authorities arrest a Virginia man accused of funneling Pakistani money to U.S. politicians and details about a local shelter seeking volunteers.
Sir Ken Robinson spoke with MetroFocus about what he believes should be the Education Dept.'s top priorities. He is seen here at the closing plenary session of the National Governors Association Convention in Charleston, S.C. Aug. 7, 2006. AP Photo/Alice Keeney
Laura van Straaten  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Mr. Smith, Sir Ken and Me: MetroFocus Editor in Chief Laura van Straaten interviews one of the world's top experts in education and creativity.
Actors perform "Resist the Grid," a song about the city's decision to create Manhattan's famous grid pattern in 1811. Photo Courtesy of Doug Silver
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments

The lights dimmed and a hooded character emerged from the aisle. “Ya wanna buy some weed?” he asked an audience member. Three other actors crept on stage, “smoke, smoke?” they probed.”The Greenwich Village Follies” offers an 80-minute lesson on the history of the Village.

Up to 40 NYPD officials are reportedly facing charges for ticket fixing. The complex scandal has rocked the department since it broke in 2010.
John Farley  |  July 22, 2011 1:00 AM | Updated: September 23, 2011 5:26 PM | 2 Comments
On Sept. 23, a Bronx grand jury indicted 17 NYPD officers, bringing a three year investigation to its near-conclusion.
MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Metropolis
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 21, 2011 3:20 PM | Comments
The Alloy Orchestra will perform an original live score to the 1927 classic films 'Metropolis' on Aug. 4 as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.VIDEO
lesbian
Bridget Leahy  |  July 21, 2011 2:13 PM | 1 Comment
Now that New York's Marriage Equality Act is in effect, here's what you need to know to tie the knot.
A massive fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant at 725 W. 135th St. forced the evacuation of Riverbank State Park and closed a portion of the West Side Highway. Twitter/phlpp7r.
Tuan Nguyen, Tom Liddy and Jeff Mays for DNAinfo  |  July 21, 2011 12:57 PM | Comments
Untreated Sewage from an uptown treatment plant was being dumped straight into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire, prompting warnings to kayakers and beach-goers. DNAinfo reports.
The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
old map
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A free exhibition series explores the development of cartography throughout the city's history, and looks at new mapping technologies.
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