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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

Interviews and Appearances

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Articles, Investigations and Blogs

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



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.



The head of the NYPD says more people are resisting arrest. What do the statistics indicate? Updated



One increasingly common facet of the problem: Elderly prisoners with dementia so pronounced they cannot remember the crime for which they are incarcerated.



A look back at annual reports on jail conditions shows an emphasis on progress being made, but also an acknowledgement of an increasing violence problem.



There were 20,000 fewer such procedures in 2012 than a decade earlier.



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.



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