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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.

Anti-fracking protestors gathered outside of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 28 before a public hearing on whether to allow drilling in New York. Members of the opposition group included politicians, lawyers, scientists and residents. MetroFocus/John Farley.
John Farley  |  November 30, 2011 6:03 PM | 6 Comments
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
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Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  November 30, 2011 3:51 PM | Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 12:00PM | 1 Comment
In New Jersey we like to think of ourselves as a state with progressive public policies. But when it comes to the issue of allowing pharmacies to sell syringes, our state's public policy has been an abject failure.
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November 30, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When I'm doing bridal designs, I sometimes use floral motifs. Being in this environment really puts me into my element.
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Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  November 30, 2011 10:15 AM | 1 Comment
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 30, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Bogdan George Apetri, one of the directors featured in New York's Romanian Film Festival, lives and works in New York while continuing to create Romanian films.VIDEO
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010  in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  November 29, 2011 5:11 PM | 2 Comments
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
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November 29, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A great way to learn about Italian opera from a real enthusiast and the performers themselves.
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  November 29, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Nov. 30, 2011 | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York's 10 regions.VIDEO
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Harvey Wang  |  November 29, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
A new exhibit features the Lower East Side's transformation over three decades.
A police officer rides along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route. According Flickr/Tatiana Shebelova
Jillian Sederholm, Sean Easter, and Teresa Mahoney for The New York World  |  November 28, 2011 12:30 PM | 1 Comment
The one-day cost for NYPD overtime during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade outstripped average overtime costs for Occupy Wall Street, The New York World reports.
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