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Naomi LaChance

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Naomi LaChance is an intern at NECIR.

Holes in the system: Boston boasts pothole fixes that don’t get...

Boston has a habit of implying potholes have been fixed when they haven’t, according to an examination by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting of the city system called Citizens Connect – an award-winning mobile app and website meant to increase transparency and accountability in government. A sampling of 78 cases found nearly half reported closed did not meet the city guidelines for fixing potholes.

Map: Boston closes cases without filling potholes

Boston has a habit of implying potholes have been fixed when they haven’t, according to this NECIR investigation. Here are some examples. Click on each map...

Holes in the system: Boston boasts pothole fixes that don’t get...

The Department of Public Works has a habit of implying Boston potholes have been fixed when they haven’t, according to an examination by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

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