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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.

Forty-four adults received their GEDs on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Approximately 40,000 adults take GED classes in the city every year. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Department of Education's GED classes are taken by 40,000 adults each year. MetroFocus spoke with four people who received their GED this week.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says there's no connection between a $2 million contribution from the Gaming Association and his casino plan. The plan itself has hit major snags. AP/Hans Pennink
John Farley  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The governor is in hot water over the revelation that his (collapsing) casino plan may have been influenced by secretive special interest lobbying. VIDEO
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Native New Yorker Rowan Ricardo Phillips still struggles to get a handle on New York City. But he's discovered one way to draw inspiration for his work: walking everywhere.
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Michelle Michalos  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In the past decade, Pratt's partnership with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and its own Design Incubator has transformed the Clinton Hill neighborhood.VIDEO
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
Professor Arlene Davila signs books at the  NCORE conference on June 1, 2012. Photo by Nikhita Venugopal.
Nikhita Venugopal  |  June 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At the 25th annual NCORE conference, NYU Professor Arlene Davila warned about the precarious position of Ethnic Studies in higher education.
Michelle Dawkins makes minimum wage as an employee at JFK. Photo by Andrew Schwartz
Laura Nahmias for City & State  |  June 4, 2012 10:19 AM | Comments
Albany debates minimum-wage increase, with politics playing a starring role.
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Christina Knight and Christina Mulligan  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
"Drivers Wanted" at NYC Bike Share, as well as call center agents and more. The program expects to employ 150-200 New Yorkers by August.
Young straphangers board the B61 bus in Red Hook. Residents say that since the B77 was cut in 2010, the rerouted B61 is constantly overcrowded and doesn't effectively serve their community. Flickr/Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Since the B77 bus was cut, residents say they're cut off from the city, and drivers say frustrated passengers are taking their anger out on them.
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