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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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December 6, 2012 6:51 PM | Comments
FEMA's deputy federal coordinating officer speaks about FEMA's work in New York City and warns homeowners about scams.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:50 PM | Comments
MetroFocus updates reports on two families' struggle to recover from flooding and mold damage.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  December 6, 2012 10:42 AM | Comments
After flooding, the task of preserving a small community's past looms large for Broad Channel Historical Society.
As part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, states must propose a plan for a state-run insurance marketplace, or opt-out of controlling it in-state, thus yielding to federal control. AP /Jacquelyn Martin (File Photo)
Georgia Kral for MetroFocus and Michelle Sartor for NJ Today  |  December 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: December 6, 2012 1:30PM | Comments
New York and Connecticut have set up health exchanges and are waiting for approval. But in New Jersey, a state with a Republican governor, the exchange is not a sure thing.
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Lauren Wanko for NJ Today  |  December 4, 2012 2:09 PM | Comments
See the colossal damage in New Jersey beach towns in video from helicopter tour.VIDEO
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Philly Bubaris  |  December 4, 2012 12:57 PM | 1 Comment
Parks across New York, from Long Island to the Bronx, share reports of their tree losses and photos of damage.VIDEO
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November 30, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments
How the region is recovering from Hurricane Sandy and a look at the trees of the New York Botanical Garden.VIDEO
Jersey Shore towns were ripped apart by the storm. NJToday and MetroFocus reported on Belmar and Neptune on Nov. 8, 2012.
NJ Today  |  November 29, 2012 6:15 PM | Comments
FEMA says it has sufficient funds to take care of the needs of the Garden State and so far, a quarter of a billion dollars has been granted to individual families.VIDEO
Hunts Point produce co-op in the Bronx
Allison Maier for The New York World  |  November 29, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
The Bronx produce co-op is threatening to move to New Jersey if new lease with NYCEDC doesn't satisfy vendors.
Kevin Barry of Grandma's Kitchen stands in front of a sign taped in the front window, which tells anyone passing by - and Sandy - that Grandma's will return. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  November 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 36 Comments
In Lower Manhattan, even the businesses that have re-opened are hurting.
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