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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.

Email: jarrett@citylimits.org

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Articles, Investigations and Blogs

City Limits often hears from New Yorkers we've met over the years. This week we got a note from a person worried that their family might be killed 6,000 miles away.



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Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.



City Limits is looking among Bronx high-school and college students for the next generation of investigative, public-interest reporters.



A quick look at the Cuomo-Hochul vs. Teachout-Wu aftermath, the future of the IDC, the legislative agenda and Mayor de Blasio a year after the 2013 primary.



Right now, New York prevents prisoners and parolees from voting. Civil rights watchdogs say the system is so confusing it deprives legally eligible people from actually casting ballots.



The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.



A city comptroller's study of housing conditions also detected a distinct racial skew—independent of income or rent-level—to which New Yorkers are most likely to live amid housing deficiencies.



As voters across the state head to the polls to weigh in on races for statewide and legislative offices, here's a guide to the stories we've been following through the campaign season.



In light of a report about the deterioration of conditions during the Bloomberg years, the authority says the picture has changed under Mayor de Blasio.



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