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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.

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November 14, 2012 3:33 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.VIDEO
The Verizon building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Brian Goldberg.
Brian Goldberg  |  November 14, 2012 1:39 PM | Comments
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
The Lincoln Tunnel approach and "helix" in New Jersey, circa 1955. US Transportation Administration File Photo.
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 12, 2012 5:29 PM | Comments
For every step forward, there was one step backwards for New Jersey Transit on Monday.VIDEO
The Gowanus Canal, which flowed into businesses on its banks during superstorm Sandy. Photo by Neil Alejandro
Allison Maier for The New York World  |  November 12, 2012 11:46 AM | Comments
EPA report caps two weeks of uncertainty after Superfund canal smeared Brooklyn neighborhood with sludge.
Congregation Beth Elohim sends out 10 car loads of supplies a day to areas in need. Image courtesy of Congregation Beth Elohim.
Georgia Kral  |  November 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Drawing on their member networks and organization skills, groups mobilize to aid hurricane victims and add disaster relief to their services.

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Cherlynn Low for Northattan  |  November 9, 2012 5:17 PM | Comments
For trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, Department of Transportation employees developed their own cleanup method with a machine designed to move asphalt, sand and cement.VIDEO
Inside the Smith Houses, days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power.
Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed  |  November 8, 2012 8:55 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed take us inside the Smith Houses.VIDEO
A volunteer delivers water to residents in NYCHA's Haber Houses, which are next to the Coney Island boardwalk and are exclusively for senior citizens.
Christina Knight  |  November 8, 2012 8:48 PM | Comments
Hundreds of New Yorkers made their way to Southern Brooklyn this week to help distribute food, water, and information to residents.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:46 PM | Comments
William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, predicted in 2009 that climate change would leave parts of New York City vulnerable.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NJToday  |  November 8, 2012 8:40 PM | Comments
NJToday takes a look at what towns like Belmar and Neptune are doing to help residents recover from the damage of two storms.VIDEO
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