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NECIR wins national public service journalism award 

A radio series about a wrongfully convicted man’s effort to rebuild his life after nearly four decades in prison earned the New England Center...

Ex-library official demands city clear his name in overtime scandal

Jim Meade, the former superintendent of buildings for the Boston Public Library, is accusing the city of wrongful termination, saying he was forced to...

NECIR wins two Regional Murrow Awards for radio

An investigation into illicit massage parlors and a series about a man’s life after being wrongfully imprisoned for 38 years earned the New England...

Licenses for undocumented immigrants seem to show benefits in Connecticut

Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes over the past three years, which some safety experts attribute to the state’s four-year-old policy of...

Low-income tenants get lawyers for housing court

Jacqueline Davis walked into the Bronx's housing court hoping to stop her landlord from evicting her from the one-bedroom apartment she has lived in...

Update: Jail suicides drop in Massachusetts after years of increases

by Chris Burrell and Hannah Schoenbaum The number of inmate suicides in Massachusetts’ county jails dropped to three last year — the lowest tally since...

Why rich powerful men buy cheap sex

Michael is not surprised to hear that Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was charged with soliciting prostitution in a Florida massage...

Interview: Freed after 38 years

Listen to Jason Flom's interview with NECIR Reporter Chris Burrell for the podcast, Wrongful Conviction, discussing the case of Fred Clay and his 38...

As rents soar in Boston, low-income tenants try to stave off...

The Thursday vibe at the sprawling Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on New Chardon Street in downtown Boston has a jittery, jagged edge to it....

After $1 mil payout for wrongful conviction, Fred Clay back at...

A day after learning that he’ll receive a $1 million settlement from the state, Fred Clay treated it like just another work day — punching the...

Elizabeth Warren has evolved: She now pays interns more than anyone...

At some point in the past few years, Sen. Elizabeth Warren got religion on interns. In 2014 and 2015, the Massachusetts Democrat paid a handful...

Interview: Tax liens in Worcester

Chris Burrell, reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and WGBH, spoke with Ana Bottary of Charter TV 3's Worcester News Tonight...

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