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WCVB Chronicle: NECIR investigation of Darrell Jones conviction

Anthony Everett of WCVB Chronicle reports on what a year-long investigation by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting uncovered about the murder conviction...

Following NECIR report, readers donate to save senior’s home

Virginia Rayford doesn’t need to worry about losing her Washington, DC, rowhouse anymore. The 92-year-old widow was facing foreclosure because of a $6,004 debt to...

Small uptick in Mass. child deaths due to abuse, neglect

Thirteen Massachusetts children died of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caretakers in 2016, according to newly released data by the state...

Three decades later, juror tries to set record straight

More than 30 years after Eleanor Urbati, a white Hingham resident, reluctantly helped convict a 19-year-old black man of first-degree murder, she testified in...

Foreclosures on the rise for seniors with reverse mortgages

Nearly 24,000 borrowers in the U.S. received notices that their reverse mortgage became “due and payable” in the 2015 federal fiscal year ended last September, triple the level of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD tightens requirements for loans seniors can take against their homes

Concerned about financial losses in a federally insured mortgage program for seniors, the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday announced plans to...

Timeline: Reverse Mortgages

Review an interactive timeline of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's reverse mortgage program since its launch 1989.

Embattled Mental Health Provider Faces New Fine From OSHA

The federal agency that monitors workplace dangers has issued a $207,000 fine against a private psychiatric hospital in Lowell for failing to protect its...

Convicted at age 16, man freed 38 years later as innocent...

Thirty-eight years after being convicted for a murder based in part on witness testimony given under hypnosis, Frederick Clay walked out of Suffolk Superior...


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Child Fatalities

Shining light on child abuse and neglect deaths


With 110 child abuse and neglect deaths in five years, a third of them under the watch of the Massachusetts DCF, the state is failing to protect its most vulnerable. Our investigation reveals the ways the government has failed to learn from this tragic toll.

Think Tanks

What is the agenda behind the funding?

Think tanks are seen as independent, but their researchers often push the agendas of donors, amplifying a culture of corporate influence in Washington.

Reasonable Doubts

The case of Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. (Photo: Jesse Costa for WBUR)

How a videotape gap, a frazzled defense and alleged pressure on witnesses may have tainted the trial of Darrell Jones, a man who has spent 30 years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit.

Administrative Bloat

The evolution of the American university


Universities have hired administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, all during times of purported belt-tightening and increased appeals for government funding.

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