When six men were arrested in downtown Boston in the fall of 2012 for allegedly seeking underage prostitutes in a police sting, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley touted the arrests and released the men’s names and pictures to local media. It was meant to put all potential sex buyers on notice – those seeking girls and women of any age could expect to be treated as criminals, part of a statewide get-tough-on-Johns campaign.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting will be honored with a prestigious 2014 “Publick Occurrences” award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association, NECIR Executive Director Joe Bergantino announced Sept. 12. Continue Reading
A few weeks before the spring semester of my senior year, legendary Boston journalist Dick Lehr called me into his Boston University office. “Read this,” he said, handing me a box heavy with more than 1,000 pages. Continue Reading
Children in homes supervised by state social workers die suddenly and unexpectedly at least twice the rate of infants statewide, according to an analysis of the most recent available data by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. That suggests to child welfare advocates that more should be done to educate caretakers of some of the state’s most vulnerable children about how to minimize the risk of sudden death. Continue Reading
In June of 2010, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting brought to light several flaws in the police investigation leading to Rosario’s conviction. Rosario was set free on bail Thursday after a judge overturned his conviction. Continue Reading
The City of Boston will not tolerate the buying and selling of human beings. That’s what Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Tuesday at a conference on sex trafficking attended by scores of activists, law enforcement, judges, philanthropists and survivors of the booming sex industry. Continue Reading