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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

There's a lot of debate over whether New York should still be doing "broken-windows" policing. But there are also questions about exactly what that theory is, whether it's worked, and to what extent the NYPD implements it.



A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.



The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.



Chatter on law-enforcement message boards suggests that what was applied to Eric Garner was not a chokehold but a “carotid restraint," a police tactic gaining new acceptance nationwide despite past controversy.



Vacancies at City Hall are exceedingly rare. That hasn't stopped recent mayors from thinking about what would happen if one occurred.



There was widespread outrage over the horrific murders of three Israeli teens. Fewer public statements were made over the alleged revenge slaying of a Palestinian boy.



A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats?



It likely won't be until the period of public mourning is over that we'll learn what caused the demise of Lt. Gordon Ambelas.



After more than four years as a program of the Community Service Society, we are out on our own. But we're not completely alone: We've got readers like you!



"The article that was written against the Foundation for a Drug Free World is utterly biased, an attempt to undermine a positive non-profit and an attempt to gain publicity by creating false controversy."



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