Covering NY cultural institutions for WSJ. Used to write about lawyers and the environment. Tips, gripes: jennifer.smith@wsj.com

Tompkins Houses Have Uneasy Ties With Police

wsj.com — Crime has long been a problem around the Tompkins Houses, the Brooklyn public-housing development across the street from where two New York City Police officers were killed on Saturday. But violence has receded some since the late 1980s and '90s, some older residents said, and recent measures intended to curb crime-including beefed-up police patrols begun last summer-appeared to be reducing confrontations between young men from the...

Bright future was always in the cards for Kentucky's new offensive coordinator

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Three knee surgeries later, Kentuckian Greenwell 'back to normal' as Duke point guard

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

How Hal Mumme's problem became Mark Stoops' solution as Kentucky's new offensive coordinator

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

Fans Mourn as ‘The Colbert Report’ Winds Down

wsj.com — Tickets for "The Colbert Report," set to tape its final show on Thursday, were in such demand this week that one hard-core fan flew in from Vancouver in the hopes of getting standby passes.

Major Expansion Planned at American Museum of Natural History

UK-UofL women notes: Cards coach says losses to Cats don't define seasons

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

Social Media Help Fuel Protests After New York Officer Not Indicted Over Death of Eric Garner

online.wsj.com — NEW YORK-Demonstrators mixed with tourists and commuters at famous sites here including Times Square, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center as they protested a grand-jury's decision not to indict a white New York City police officer in the death of a black man last summer.

New York grand-jury decision sparks protests

marketwatch.com — NEW YORK - Demonstrators mixed with tourists and commuters at famous sites here including Times Square, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center as they protested a grand-jury's decision not to indict a white New York City police officer in the death of a black man last summer.

Protests Erupt in New York After Grand-Jury Decision

online.wsj.com — NEW YORK-Demonstrators mixed with tourists and commuters at famous sites here including Times Square, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center as they protested a grand-jury's decision not to indict a white New York City police officer in the death of a black man last summer.
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Dec 22, 2014

Eloquent, sobering and all-too-common. “I Was Drugged and Raped in College” by @racheld medium.com/@racheldodes/i…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @jennifer_weiss: Sadness, 'shock' from residents of Tompkins Houses and surrounding area over NYPD killings - on.wsj.com/16JcWlu @smithjenBK @jtaggphoto

Dec 22, 2014

From pomegranate orchards to "the unforgiving, rusty brown ravines of...the Grand Canyon of the Middle East" wsj.com/articles/road-… @WSJLife

Dec 22, 2014

RT @NeilShahWSJ: The typical wealthy family in America has nearly 7 times the wealth of a middle-class family: blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014… pic.twitter.com/OeGv2tT4Wv

Dec 22, 2014

The shooting of two NYPD officers near a Brooklyn housing project shocked residents, said Leora Keith,… instagram.com/p/w6C70JnSSa/

Dec 22, 2014

The Hip-Hop D.J. Mister Cee, long "the glue between the old and the new” Hot 97, moves on to urban adult 103.9FM nyti.ms/1wckfXr

Dec 21, 2014

At Tompkins Houses, where relations with police are complicated, ‘people are in shock’ over NYPD killings wsj.com/articles/tompk… via @WSJ

Dec 21, 2014

Protests organizers show no signs of ending demonstrations after weekend shootings of NYPD officers wsj.com/articles/after… via @WSJ

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