Despite the terrible derailment of an Amtrak train last week and a spate of other fiery accidents involving trains carrying flammable crude oil — five so far this year — railroad industry and government officials have taken pains to reassure the public of rail transportation safety. But do their claims hold up under scrutiny?
Increasingly, Bay State towns – like many places nationwide – are debating costly plans to build new, or refurbish old, artificial turf fields, and sports enthusiasts who love the vivid-green fields for their durability and easy maintenance are bracing for new opposition from parents of budding soccer, lacrosse and football players about the safety of crumb rubber pellets. Continue Reading
Have you or a family member had genetic testing for the purpose of determining what medications would be most effective in treating mental illness? Would you be interested in speaking with a journalist about your experience? Continue Reading
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting will host a Watchdog Reporting Workshop on Thursday, May 21 at Boston University. Training at the one-day workshop will include instruction and tools to give reporters the skills needed to produce better watchdog journalism on deadline, as well as enterprise pieces that result in scoops. Continue Reading