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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.

Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

A 48-inch drill head at the 18th Street horizontal directional drill exit site in Jersey City, N.J. Gas pipeline from the New Jersey – New York Expansion Project. Image from the FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly report, Sept. 10-16, 2012.
Matt Hunger for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 26, 2012 1:21 PM | 8 Comments
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project has sparked protests and legal challenges along its proposed route, particularly in Jersey City and the West Village.VIDEO
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  September 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At this Washington Heights shop, children build and test gadgets as part of inquiry-based science education, which some educators believe is lacking in schools.VIDEO
Children are performing better in Chemung County, NY, thanks to additional efforts to prepare children for school, starting at a very young age. Photo courtesy of New York Now.
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
Upstate in Chemung County, and here in NYC, new strategies to teach kids before they go to school are being tested.VIDEO
Ang Lee’s 3D adaptation of “Life of Pi”  will open the festival. Photo courtesy of the NYFF.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 25, 2012 11:25 AM | Comments
Richard Peña looks back at his 25-year tenure, high points of the NYFF and how technology has changed and challenged film.
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Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
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.
Cristian Salazar and Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  September 24, 2012 3:53 PM | Comments
The city has called for replacing the heavy heating oils used in buildings with substantially cleaner fuels by 2030. That will likely mean an increased reliance on natural gas.
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Anika Anand and Ken Christensen  |  September 24, 2012 2:53 PM | Comments
Preserving a lost art along the Coney Island Boardwalk.
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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  September 21, 2012 7:21 PM | Comments
According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 32,000 Camden residents live below the poverty line.
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Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 21, 2012 6:54 PM | Comments
When it premiered in 1976, the world of opera was turned on its head. Here are some of the details of this collaboration between Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs.
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