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Child Fatalities: Shining light on child abuse and neglect fatalities
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 struggled to learn from this tragic toll..
Universities and colleges across the U.S. have increased the hiring of administrators at a rate that vastly outpaces increases in enrollment and faculty hiring, even during times or purported belt-tightening.
As sea levels rise and storm become more fierce, why do people keep rebuilding along the coast. Our ongoing investigation explores flood insurance, sand wars, and the struggle to adapt to climate change in coastal communities.
With domestic oil booming, more and more crude oil is being shipped throughout the country via rail, oftentimes directly though residential areas. Our investigation explores how a lack of regulation makes this a profitable and dangerous venture.
The city of Boston has touted its pothole repair system, but NECIR found the Department of Public Works has deceived the public in the way it reports its repairs.
Private mortgage insurance was created to help less wealthy people buy homes by reducing the risk to mortgage lenders if the borrower defaults. But while the policies have helped hundreds of thousands obtain a mortgage nationwide, they also created a class of home owners who were especially vulnerable when the economy crashed in 2008.
Police officers arrest vastly more women than men for prostitution-related offenses, state police data shows.