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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 rock-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

If your state senator or assemblymember is running unopposed next week, there's no one to raise questions about their performance. So you'll have to check into it yourself.



Next Tuesday, 21 of 63 legislative races in New York City are one candidate affairs. A Gotham Gazette-City Limits project looks at why it happens and how it impacts voters.



Watch the latest episode of "Straight Up," the Brooklyn Independent Media reporters' roundtable that trades studio seats for bar stools. This month, Capital New York's Azi Paybarah and Ben Max of Gotham Gazette are guests.



A survey says the city's housing enforcement system is unknown to many tenants who have problems with their apartments. So help spread the word.



A push to address the very low minimum wage of tipped workers recalls the exchange between Mr. White and Mr. Pink.



The de Blasio administration is stepping up oversight of employment agencies, which need to be licensed and can only charge certain fees. But the targeted firms can change names and locations to keep operating in spite of the crackdown.



It's not gentrifying neighborhoods, for the most part, according to a new report. Instead, it's the neighborhoods where people find refuge from displacement.



A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.



Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.



A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.



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