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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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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus speaks with City Limits Editor-in-Chief about whether Mayor Bloomberg's national campaign against gun violence is having an effect.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Poets, angels and a rescue dog are some of those that have been deemed worthy of remembrance in Central Park.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Find out about some of the secrets buried deep in Central Park, from Adrian Benepe, the former NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner.VIDEO
John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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September 18, 2012 6:27 PM | Comments
Aharoni says Iran “is posing not only a physical threat, but also a conceptual threat” to Israel. VIDEO
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NJ Today  |  September 18, 2012 2:28 PM | Comments
The number of women running for Congress -- 163 -- is at an all-time high. Of the candidates, 116 are Democrats and 47 are Republicans.
Last year at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a newspaper was available with the schedule of events. This year, there will be an app for your smart phone. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In its seventh year, festival adds more days of panels and readings and a new app to keep track of them.VIDEO
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Adrian Benepe  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Adrian Benepe recounts his 30-plus year career working in city parks in the book "Central Park: An Anthology" and in his interview on MetroFocus.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The Nayowitz family, who immigrated to Israel from Manhattan in July 2012, uses Facebook to share their journey with friends and family in the U.S.

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