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Jarrett Murphy


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Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher, 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 Deadline Club's 2011 award for best coverage of issues affecting minority groups; he has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award. Murphy has boxed in the Golden Gloves, plays with a Bronx-Yonkers rugby team, serves as an assistant Little League coach and is 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.

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Interviews and Appearances

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Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Archive articles, federal documents, slideshows and more on the three Superfund cleanups now underway in New York.



Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.



Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.



Focusing on the rise in shootings citywide masks deep differences across precincts. Most have seen neither no increase or a decline in shooting victims.



A run-down of CityLimits.org's coverage of primary season.



Corruption allegations in Hartford and Albuquerque and a relentless push for for-profit charters in Dallas highlight problems that New York's charter-school surge has largely avoided.



A new report looks back on 11 years of a controversial policy.



Opponents of the development sued over the use of parkland to support a retail establishment. A state judge dismissed the case, but an appeal is likely.



Each year, nearly 200 deaths in New York City are categorized as "events of undetermined intent." These are cases in which the city’s medical examiner cannot determine whether the person died of natural causes, accident, suicide or murder.



The city comptroller has found flaws in how the city tracks tree pruning. Here's some helpful background from a 2012 City Limits special report.



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