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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...

  • May 9, 2019

    ‘Travel Stress’: Exploring the Health Impacts of Traffic

    Sitting in traffic can negatively impact our health. NBC10 Boston’s Wellness reporter Kristy Lee takes a look at “travel stress” and how it impacts your mind and body.

  • May 9, 2019

    MBTA Working to Fix ‘Deep Inequity’ in Boston’s Bus System

    Michelle Cook never knows when she’ll make it from her house in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood to her job in Somerville, which is only 10 miles away. That’s because she relies on an MTBA bus for her commute. On a good day, it takes Cook about an hour to get to her job. On a bad day, it takes her from...

  • May 9, 2019

    Going Nowhere: Tackling Transportation Issues in the Bay State

    Boston’s commuters often feel like they are “Going Nowhere.” We spend hours sitting in traffic. We face ongoing train and bus delays. We even contend with congestion related stress and health challenges. That’s why the NBC10 Boston Investigators are taking a critical look at our region’s transportation problems. What’s...
  • May 9, 2019

    Going Nowhere: Boston by Way of Bus

    The MBTA bus system has been long-neglected and advocates say poor and black riders have been hurt the most. Some call it a civil rights issue and say changes must come fast.

  • May 8, 2019

    Going Nowhere: How to Fix the Painful Worcester-Boston Commute

    If your daily commute takes you from Worcester to Boston and back again, you know how painful it can be. One bad crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike can back things up for miles. An average commute from Worcester to Boston can take well over an hour, according to The Research Bureau. The Research Bureau recently provided a report highlighting Worce...
  • May 8, 2019

    Hidden in Plain Sight: Massage Parlors Selling Sex in Massachusetts

    They are near pizza shops, coffee shops and schools — massage parlors that are offering more than just a massage. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says they are in the business of selling sex. Patriots owner Robert Kraft stands accused of soliciting prostitution from such a massage parlor in Florida. He denies the charges. But lost in th...
  • May 3, 2019

    Students Being Physically Restrained In Massachusetts Schools

    Students in schools throughout Massachusetts are being physically restrained, held down for several minutes at a time, by teachers, staff or safety officers. The NBC10 Boston Investigators reviewed the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education records and found that 5,000 students were restrained 40,000 times in the 2017-2018 s...
  • Apr 30, 2019

    Tip Leads to Investigation of Hingham Town Employees Possibly Double-Dipping

    Time-stamped photos provided to NBC10 Boston showed two Hingham, Massachusetts, employees working in Quincy on a variety of different days. Was it a case of double-dipping?

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Experts: Budget, Staff Cuts at IRS Could Lead to More Nonprofit Fraud

    More questionable nonprofits could slip past federal oversight as Internal Revenue Service staff and budget cuts reduce investigations, charity experts worry. The nonprofit at the center of the college admissions scandal, Key Worldwide Foundation, operated since 2012 without raising the suspicions of the Internal Revenue Service, which is charged w...
  • Apr 2, 2019

    Courtroom Controversy: Housekeeper Accused of Stealing $72K Disappears

    A Massachusetts woman believes the legal system is letting her down, thanks to a controversial courtroom decision by a Boston judge. Eve Dougherty said her trusted housekeeper cleaned out her bank account but discovered the missing funds too late.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Boston Fixes Parking App After Drivers Get Stuck With Bogus Tickets

    The city of Boston is making significant changes to its parking app after the NBC10 Boston Investigators highlighted drivers getting over-meter limit parking tickets after they insist they moved their cars on time. Mayor Marty Walsh promised last week the city would fix the problem, and the Transportation Department confirmed the fix is on the way....
  • Mar 29, 2019

    Still No Testing Code to Stop Burned Fire Hoses

    In the wake of a deadly 2014 blaze in Boston’s Back Bay, investigators found that the intensity of the heat from the fire burned through the firefighters’ hose. Teams at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are studying the attack hose material, the lifeline of a firefighter. WPI’s research has documented 174 hose burn-throughs around the co...
  • Mar 29, 2019

    Still No Testing Code to Stop Burned Fire Hoses

    In the wake of a deadly 2014 blaze in Boston’s Back Bay, investigators found that the intensity of the heat from the fire burned through the firefighters’ hose. Teams at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are studying the attack hose material, the lifeline of a firefighter. WPI’s research has documented 174 hose burn-throughs around the co...
  • Mar 28, 2019

    Mayor Walsh on Boston Parking Ticket Errors: ‘We’ll Fix It’

    Some drivers in Boston are getting slapped with parking tickets even when, by the city’s own admission, they did nothing wrong. Boston city leaders said the problem is unfair and vowed to fix it. That promise was in response to an NBC10 Boston Investigators report on an attorney and other drivers who repeatedly received over meter limit tickets eve...
  • Mar 19, 2019

    Costly Heating Oil Spill Cleanups Devastate Homeowners

    Katherine Hamelin noticed something was wrong as she walked up the driveway to her Sutton, Massachusetts home in February 2018. She could detect the odor of oil in the air. Hamelin immediately headed down to her basement and discovered oil had seeped through her finished linoleum floor. The thick, red liquid covered her belongings and the stench wa...
  • Mar 14, 2019

    Lawmaker Proposes Fix to Bogus Tolls and Mistaken Tickets

    A Massachusetts lawmaker is taking action with a proposed fix to the headaches caused by license plate confusion. The response comes in the wake of a series of NBC10 Boston Investigators reports, which showed how frustrated drivers experienced bogus tolls and phantom tickets.

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