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Jarrett Murphy


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Jarrett Murphy, editor-in-chief, has been with City Limits since February 2007. Murphy grew up in New Britain, Connecticut, graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, and later received a diploma in public financial policy from the London School of Economics and a masters in economics from the New School. Before coming to City Limits in February 2007, he worked at WFUV-FM, the Hartford Advocate, CBSNews.com and the Village Voice. He has been awarded the 2007 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the 2007 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the New York Community Media Alliance Best Investigative or In-Depth Story (1st place 2007, 2nd place 2009), and has been a finalist for the Livingston Award. Murphy has boxed in the Golden Gloves and played with a Bronx-Yonkers rugby team, and serves as an assistant Little League coach and the bass player/vocalist for Fort Indy, a blues-funk band. He lives in the Norwood section of the Bronx with his wife and two sons.

Email: jarrett@citylimits.org

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Articles, Investigations and Blogs

More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.



In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.



Those who opposed the Bloomberg administration's snooping on Muslims welcomed the shut-down of the "demographic unit." Now they want proof that the spying itself will stop.



Advocates hoped a new owner would take on the troubled "three-borough pool." But they welcome a deal with the state AG protecting tenants' rights.



They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?



A new report finds renters are being priced out of housing across the country—not because of a lack of supply, but because of the inadequacy of our incomes.



The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.



Relive the first three months of the mayor's term, as reported by our Nation-City Limits blog.



A report by the city comptroller finds steep disparities in arts education throughout the DOE. A City Limits investigation last year reported that many aspects of education reform worked to squeeze out the arts.



The UPK battle is (for now) over, the 100th day is coming, and the question arises: What now for the first progressive mayor in a generation? The answer, in a word, is housing.



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