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2005 Stories by Jarrett Murphy

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  • Larceny? Grand!

    published December 20, 2005

    So there I am on the 4 train minding my own business, packed in with hundreds of other folks after the Fourth of July fireworks, when the door... More >>

  • The History of Rudy

    published December 13, 2005

    Twas the night before Christmas four years ago when outgoing mayor Rudolph Giuliani cut an unusual agreement with his own government. Instead of... More >>

  • The Spying Game

    published December 6, 2005

    If you've seen or attended a recent protest in New York City about the war or the president or even rent guidelines, you have probably seen the... More >>

  • Tales of the Tape: The Bigger Picture

    published December 6, 2005

    Ironically, video footage shot by the police and others helped several people who were arrested during the RNC get their charges dropped. The... More >>

  • Voice Editor Quits

    published November 29, 2005

    Don Forst resigned as editor-in-chief of the Village Voice on Monday after nine years at the helm, during... More >>

  • Open and Shut

    published November 29, 2005

    On Monday, December 5, the 9-11 Public Discourse Project�a private group formed by 9-11 Commission members after their... More >>

  • Voice-New Times Wedding Is On

    published November 22, 2005

    The Justice Department has closed its investigation of the proposed combination of New Times and Village Voice Media, meaning the two alt-weekly... More >>

  • Vote of No Confidence

    published November 22, 2005

    New York's 2006 primary elections are only 10 months away, but it's still a mystery what machines the state's 11.6 million registered voters will... More >>

  • This Crime Didn't Count

    published November 15, 2005

    Sean Eden doesn't know who hit him on the left side of his face at around 8 p.m. on September 24, 2004, at the corner of DeKalb and Washington... More >>

  • La Victoria de Freddy

    published November 8, 2005

    The problem, at last, was that there were no hands to shake. Fernando Ferrer had made it to the Parkchester stop of the No. 6 train for his last... More >>

  • Roe v. No

    published November 1, 2005

    Once more into the breach go America's abortion partisans, this time over Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. The issue,... More >>

  • The Other Race

    published October 25, 2005

    Freddy Ferrer came to Bronx Community College on October 25 and gave his most stirring speech of the campaign, talking about his humble origins,... More >>

  • The Drama's Non-Supporting Cast

    published October 25, 2005

    On the fateful day Rosa Parks stepped onto his bus, James Blake had been driving for Montgomery City Lines for 13 years, save for two years he... More >>

  • Village Voice Media, New Times Announce Merger

    published October 18, 2005

    Fifty years ago tonight, The Village Voice did not exist. Then on October 26, 1955, it did—just like that. And if all goes according to the... More >>

  • Paper Route

    published October 18, 2005

    Crusading and independent journalistic beacon that it is, The Village Voice seems like the kind of intransigent social rebel that... More >>

  • 2,000 Troops Dead—and No End in Sight

    published October 18, 2005

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  • 2,000 Troops Dead—and No End in Sight

    published October 18, 2005

    Continued: Lieutenant Commander Edward Eugene Jack Specialist... More >>

  • Blots on the Record

    published October 11, 2005

    In the public version of FDNY lieutenant Neil Brosnan's retelling of his 9-11 experience, there are blank spots. First, Brosnan talks about racing... More >>

  • New Threat Renews Old Tactic

    published October 4, 2005

    Editor’s note: On Thursday in New York City, officials announced they had received the first specific and credible—if still... More >>

  • Test Pattern

    published September 27, 2005

    No sooner did state math test results come out two weeks ago than the mayoral candidates pounced. "The dramatic increase in fourth grade math... More >>

  • Storm Front

    published September 20, 2005

    When Haley Barbour remarked that damage from Hurricane Katrina evoked thoughts of Hiroshima, the Mississippi governor seemed to have confused an... More >>

  • Labor Costs

    published September 20, 2005

    One wonders how SEIU Local 1199 union chief Dennis Rivera phrased his alleged quid pro quo offer to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Mr. Mayor," he... More >>

  • The New Fight Against the War

    published September 13, 2005

    Anyone who thinks today's anti-war movement is trapped in tie-dyed '60s nostalgia should go to the United for Peace and Justice website, where one... More >>

  • Rudy to the Rescue

    published September 6, 2005

    As the World Trade Center collapsed around him on that violent Tuesday morning four years ago, as thousands were dying or about to die, with the... More >>

  • The Battle of New Orleans

    published August 30, 2005

    "The water's formation avoids the high and rushes to the low. So an army's formation avoids the strong and rushes to the weak. Water's... More >>

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