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Holes in the system

The city of Boston has touted its pothole repair system as an example of responsive government, but NECIR found the Department of Public Works has deceived the public in the way it reports its repairs.

#Holesinthesystem: Help NECIR report on Boston pothole repairs

While our potholes investigation reveals many holes in the system, we need your help to get the full picture. Below is a map of all of the potholes that the city of Boston claims to have fixed in the month prior to July 15.

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.