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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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Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  July 11, 2012 6:35 PM | Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch has called for closing the aging nuclear plant in Westchester County, saying it poses a danger to the 8 million people who live 24 miles to the south in New York City – especially in the wake of what was learned from the Fukushima disaster.
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Michelle Sartor  |  July 11, 2012 2:13 PM | Comments
New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill reforming teacher tenure in the state, a step towards improving public education, says Senator Teresa Ruiz.VIDEO
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Rachel Cromidas and Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools  |  July 11, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
Legal battles between the city and the United Federation of Teachers are typically long, drawn-out affairs. But not yesterday.
The Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan received 20 points out of 100 in Consumer Report's hospital ratings. Flickr/David.R.Carroll
John Farley  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In their findings for New York state, two recent reports gave quite different safety ratings for individual hospitals.
This copepod created in a New Jersey Department of Agriculutre lab, was later released in Cape May County. Photo courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture.
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The copepod, a tiny shrimp-like creature, is a weapon being wielded against a summertime annoyance.
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Menglin Huang  |  July 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
First get your camera ready for views like these.Then look through the lens of urban history and science at two museum events that mark Manhattanhenge.
American terrier mixes, like this rescue dog from Pennsylvania, make up a large portion of the dogs in Animal Care and Control's shelters. Both Hero and Billy were terrier mixes. Flickr/robswatski.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 10, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
Animal Care and Control plans new placement services but advocates worry about euthanasia rates at shelters.
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John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Verdant Power's Free Flow System Turbine. Photo courtesy of Verdant Power, Inc.
Esha Ray  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
New York City is booming with social media start-ups, but as we face some of the highest spending on energy in the country, who's working in clean tech?
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