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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.

ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The total proposed city budget exceeds $68.7 billion this year and Bloomberg has until the end of June to negotiate a final version with the City Council. AP/Lucas Jackson, Pool
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:37 PM | Comments
The full schedule of City Council's hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was particularly embarrassed by a 2008 scandal over innapropriate use of City Council's discretionary budget. Even though reforms were put in place since then, a new report says more improvements should be made. Flickr/Ennui Poet
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:20 PM | Comments
A new report indicates that improvements are still needed in the City Council's budget process.
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Jon Lentz for City & State  |  May 7, 2012 10:01 AM | Comments
As the Bloomberg administration explores new ways to recycle, follow one empty coffee cup from the 49th floor of a Midtown skyscraper to a slow boat to China and beyond.
Break-out discussion for audience during the April 11 Access Restricted panel, "At the Intersection: Art, Money and Politics."  Photo by Whitney Browne
Brian Goldberg  |  May 5, 2012 8:59 PM | Comments
"At the Intersection: Art, Money and Politics," was the subject of a recent discussion in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Access Restricted series.
Amy Milstein is an Upper West Side mother who homeschools her son and daughter. She said she looked into private schools before deciding that the tuition costs were too high to justify enrolling her children. MetroFocus/Megan Thompson
Sarah Berson  |  May 4, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If home-made cookies are better than store-bought, why not consider the same for education? Here's how the savvy parent can get started in homeschooling.
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Georgia Kral  |  May 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
A new coalition has formed to bring Cornell and residents together to chart a co-existent future.VIDEO
Principal Dolores Peterson listens as a student reads the speech she will deliver at an honors event later that evening. Photo by Geoffrey Decker
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  May 3, 2012 12:18 PM | Comments
The DOE points troubled middle schools to M.S. 244’s early warning system that identifies at-risk students.
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Lorena Galliot and Julie Percha  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 18 Comments
What happens when a clueless foreigner meets Williamsburg hipsters?VIDEO
On May 1, unionized workers at the Strand Bookstore formed a picket line in front of their workplace, and were joined by participants from Occupy Wall Street. The Strand's unionized employees' contract expired last September, and they say they're preparing to authorize a strike vote.
John Farley  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On May Day, workers at the Strand Bookstore picketed their workplace and said they're planning to vote whether to authorize a strike. VIDEO
Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his preliminary budget for 2013 in February. Cuts to youth services have advocates and elected representatives up in arms. Photo by Edward Reed.
Georgia Kral  |  May 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 3, 2012 4:20PM | 1 Comment
Cuts to city-subsidized child care slots and after-school programs have advocates and elected officials up in arms.VIDEO
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