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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.

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.
CitiBikes
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.
SummerStage concert at Central Park. Courtesy of SummerStage.
NYC-ARTS  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out even well before the summer equinox.
The Family Court building located at 60 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. An investigation by City Limits found the family court system to be severely overburdened. Flickr/Paul Lowry
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  May 31, 2012 5:02 PM | Comments
In its investigation, City Limits found an overburdened system where delays were endemic, legal help was scarce and the approach to solving family problems was divided.
Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx is scheduled for turnaround in 2012. Many teachers and education specialists blame a recent history of budget cuts and overcrowding on the school's performance. Flickr/Claire Lambrecht
John Farley  |  May 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Many say that reform strategies are particularly misunderstood and poorly executed in the city's largest, overcrowded public schools.
NYU Professor, Dr. Pedro Nuguera. Photo courtesy of SpeakOut - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture.
Christina Knight  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Given school closures, failing grades and turnarounds, how well is New York City serving its minority students?
In this March 23, 2012, photo, Ron Gilleo, left, flies a kite on an Ocean City, N.J. beach. Memorial Day Weekend got off to an anxious start in New Jersey's beaches, with many stakeholders hoping tourism numbers will continue to improve in 2012, as gambling revenues in Atlantic City continue to decline. AP/Wayne Parry
John Farley  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Can an aggressive plan to revitalize Atlantic City -- the state's summer tourism hub -- bring more cash to the beaches this season?VIDEO
Kim Brooking and her son, Joseph. Photo by Lili Holzer-Glier
Lili Holzer-Glier  |  May 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Racetrack families live in a tight-knit world at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack. Helping their fragile existence is the country's only racetrack daycare center.
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