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Braintree Pays High-Ranking Firefighter $100K to Stay at Home

He has been off the job for more than a year, but a high-ranking Braintree firefighter is still collecting his nearly six-figure salary, the NBC10 Boston Investigators have learned. Town leaders place...

  • Oct 18, 2019

    ‘We Make Mistakes’: Inmate Pens Letter About Social Security Error Uncovered by NBC10 Boston

    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 they were wrongly incarcerated or asking for some form of legal assistance. But this letter was different....
  • Oct 18, 2019

    Nightmare Next Door: Airbnb Boom Causing Concern on Cape Cod

    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 living that reality as real estate companies and private investors capitalize on the booming market for short-term rentals....
  • Oct 15, 2019

    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 and assaulting a woman on the South Shore, government records show. The suspect, Dale Holloway, was accused of beating his estr...
  • Oct 10, 2019

    This Vietnam Vet Lost His Social Security Payments Because the Feds Thought He’s in Jail. He’s Not.

    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 to correct, Brown had assumed.

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Too Close for Comfort: School Buses Squeak by Dorchester Property

    From the porch of her three-decker in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, Isabelle Flanders watched a fleet of school buses menace her retaining wall. Beginning around 8 a.m., they streamed down Neponset Avenue and wheeled around the corner onto Claymont Terrace, squeaking by the cement wall on the edge of her property.

  • Oct 2, 2019

    Pilot Signaled Engine Trouble Before Connecticut Crash

    The pilot behind the controls of a WWII-era bomber that crashed in Connecticut Wednesday told air traffic controllers he was experiencing a problem with one of the plane’s engines shortly after takeoff. The issue was evident within moments, according to air traffic control transmissions reviewed by the NBC10 Boston Investigators, which show the pil...
  • Oct 1, 2019

    Surveillance Footage Shows Passenger Punching Bus Driver

    Surveillance footage obtained by NBC10 Boston shows a passenger repeatedly punching a bus driver in Randolph, Massachusetts. The attack happened on Aug. 5. Prosecutors said 24-year-old Matthew Young, of Boston, attacked the driver after he was not allowed to disembark between stops. The driver, identified in court paperwork as Denis Pierre, blacked...
  • Sep 27, 2019

    Hingham Town Engineer Resigns Amid Double-Dipping Probe

    Hingham Town Engineer Roger Fernandes resigned Friday after an investigation launched by the town found he was paid for private consulting work in Quincy during his regular business hours in Hingham. The probe, spurred by reporting from the NBC10 Boston Investigators, also found evidence that Fernandes used his town-issued computer for private work...
  • Sep 26, 2019

    Pothole Pain: When the DPW Won’t Fix Your Street

    There are thousands of private roads in Massachusetts and some homeowners don’t realize they live on one until there’s a problem. Where private roads might conjure up images of windy gravel roads in rural areas, they can exist almost anywhere in the Boston metro area.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Mass. Towns, Cities Behind on Collecting Taxpayer Money From State Fund

    You’ve probably seen the advertisements: Go to findmassmoney.com, type in your name and see if you’re owed cash. Much of the money is owed to individuals. But public entities also have thousands’ worth of taxpayer dollars coming back to them. So why aren’t some collecting it?

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Are You Protected in a Scooter Crash? Experts Say Read the Fine Print

    Electric scooters are sweeping the nation and starting to pop up in greater Boston. But when you grab the handlebars and hit the road, what happens if something goes wrong? What if you get hurt, or hurt someone else? The NBC10 Boston Investigators found you may be on the hook for more than you expect.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Words of Warning: What Boston Can Learn From E-Scooter Experiments Nationwide

    Electric scooters are flooding cities across the country, and a few suburbs right here in Massachusetts. But as their numbers grow, so does the controversy around how to safely regulate a new mode of transportation.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Surveillance Video: Did Potential Evidence in Double-Dipping Investigation Walk Out the Door?

    Surveillance video the NBC10 Boston Investigators obtained shows the town engineer in Hingham removing boxes from his public office building hours before town leaders placed him on paid administrative leave. Town security cameras captured Roger Fernandes wheeling out boxes on a dolly on April 30, just hours before an NBC10 Boston investigation deta...
  • Sep 12, 2019

    Roads Half-Paved After Utility Work Rile Residents

    By law, National Grid has to repair the road to “as good a condition” as it was in before they dug it up. But, and it’s a big but, they only have to fix the part of the road they worked on — no matter what the other half looks like.

  • Sep 5, 2019

    Customers Getting Refunds After Moving Company Accused of Holding Furniture Hostage

    Customers complained a moving company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, held their furniture hostage, while demanding more cash for their services. Now, some of them will be getting their money back, thanks to a legal judgment secured by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The developments come after a 2016 report about the business tacti...
  • Aug 31, 2019

    Study: 1 in 8 NFL Players Develop Serious Cognitive Problems

    As the National Football League season is set to kick off, new research from Harvard University is showing more evidence of the long-term dangers of the game. Certain positions on the field, and the length of a player’s career, may mean greater risk to the brain, according to a study published Friday in The American Journal of Sports Medicine...
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