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Are Buses the Solution to Boston’s Transportation Gridlock?

Are Buses the Solution to Boston’s Transportation Gridlock?

Boston's been ranked as having the worst commute in the country. Some workers say they'd rather move out of state than deal with the slow crawl anymore. But for some bus riders, there's a silver lining — a simple, cheap solution... Read More

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Investigations
Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Tesla Owner Says He Fell Asleep Behind Wheel With Car in Autopilot Mode

Tesla Owner Says He Fell Asleep Behind Wheel With Car in Autopilot Mode

The video immediately went viral: A Tesla zooming down the Massachusetts Turnpike with the driver seemingly asleep behind the wheel. A few days later, I received a phone call from Peter, a Tesla owner from Newburyport. Read More

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Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Board Upholds Violation in North End Construction Accident

Board Upholds Violation in North End Construction Accident

A state board on Thursday agreed the company supervising a North End construction site where a woman was seriously injured by falling debris in July violated the state building code, upholding a citation issued by the city... Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
Lowell Barbers Challenge Male Stereotypes, One Haircut at a Time

Lowell Barbers Challenge Male Stereotypes, One Haircut at a Time

If you want to know what's happening in your community, head to a barbershop, Billy Cabrera says. Cabrera, an ex-convict and addict in recovery, launched his shop with the goal of helping other men make a fresh start, using... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
Can Micro Apartments Ease Boston’s Housing Crunch?

Can Micro Apartments Ease Boston’s Housing Crunch?

The man behind home.stead, a Dorchester bakery and cafe, is testing whether one solution to Boston's housing crunch could be to build small. He is building 14 compact apartments on a small plot of land that will be no bigger... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
Should Insurance Protect Homeowners From Financially Devastating Heating Oil Spills?

Should Insurance Protect Homeowners From Financially Devastating Heating Oil Spills?

Sen. Anne Gobi, a Spencer Democrat, is proposing a bill that would make insurance coverage mandatory for heating oil spills instead of what she describes as a well-kept secret. Read More

Investigations
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Inmate's Letter on Social Security Error: 'We Make Mistakes'

Inmate's Letter on Social Security Error: 'We Make Mistakes'

A piece of mail postmarked from the Pondville Correctional Center in Norfolk arrived at our station on Friday. It's not uncommon for our investigative unit to receive mail from prison. Inmates regularly write to reporters, arguing... Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
Nightmare Next Door: Airbnb Boom Causing Concern on Cape

Nightmare Next Door: Airbnb Boom Causing Concern on Cape

Imagine buying a house, then watching an investor snap up the property next door and list it for rent on a short-term rental website like Airbnb, with parties, blaring music and more. Some Cape Cod residents say they're... Read More

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
NH Church Shooting Suspect's Violent Criminal History, Gang Ties

NH Church Shooting Suspect's Violent Criminal History, Gang Ties

The man accused of shooting two people at a New Hampshire church over the weekend has a lengthy criminal history in Massachusetts, including ties to a notorious street gang and stints in prison for stabbing a man in Boston... Read More

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Vietnam Vet's Social Security Payments Stop in Prison Snafu

Vietnam Vet's Social Security Payments Stop in Prison Snafu

The Social Security Administration notified Marine veteran Billy Brown months ago that it stopping paying his retirement benefits, believing that Brown was a criminal. It was an obvious case of mistaken identity and would be easy... Read More

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