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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

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.



The agreement between the legislature and the governor has big wins and painful losses for the mayor. Did he get what he needed?



A police oversight official from the nation's capital will be the NYPD's first IG.



A 44-building portfolio is in foreclosure, and tenant advocates are hoping the city will pressure firms tied to the parcels' financing to sell to a responsible buyer.



The settlement of the long-standing legal fight over discrimination by the FDNY is at least the fifth time the de Blasio administration has broken off Bloomberg-era legal fights.



In November residents extracted a promise from the authority to deal with a massive maintenance backlog. Some 75 percent of those tasks are done. But the list of things to fix is still growing.



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