Should state change compensation law for wrongfully convicted?

Public defenders, advocates and former inmates whose convictions were overturned are meeting at the Massachusetts statehouse on Monday to call for changes to a...

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...

No retrial for man freed following NECIR investigation

Jack Nicas is thrilled that the Lowell man whose innocence case he first wrote about for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting in...

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...