An 11-month Globe investigation found that people nationwide are dying in crashes caused by drivers who should have had their licenses suspended. One in 10 US drivers has at least one offense — from speeding to vehicular homicide — that isn’t reflected on their driving record.
Documentary Short: Blind Spot
UMass Dartmouth hid sexual misconduct allegations against former officer, report finds
The town of Blackstone's report found that UMass Dartmouth police “failed to conduct a minimally competent investigation” into sexual assault allegations against one of their campus officers before he came to work for the Blackstone police.
Allegedly beaten and abused in an Oxford ‘house of horrors,’ former foster children file suit against state social workers
The former foster children are suing the Blouins, Susan Blouin’s sometime boyfriend, DCF, and 17 current and former state social workers, supervisors, and investigators, alleging they knew or should have known that the children were in danger.
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority discriminates against Black employees, vendors, and convention guests, employees charge
Four Black employees recently filed formal complaints with the state attorney general charging racial discrimination in hiring, promotion, and working conditions at the agency that runs the state's convention centers.
More Globe investigations
Annie Dookhan took the blame for the state drug lab scandal, but she wasn’t the ‘sole bad actor,’ new documents show
Inspector General Glenn Cunha referred at least four state employees aside from Annie Dookhan for potential criminal prosecution in the state drug lab scandal, new records show, but no charges were brought.
How the missing become the uncounted: Inside the government’s flawed approach to finding missing persons.
It isn’t that missing person cases fall through cracks in the system; it’s that there’s no system at all. The pursuit of these cases hinges almost entirely on the discretion — and commitment level — of local police departments.
Failure of command: The inside story of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home outbreak
Governor Charlie Baker and a top deputy played key roles in events leading up to the devastating COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, but publicly faulted others. A Globe investigation examines the decisions that left the home all but leaderless when the coronavirus stormed in.
Boston’s hospital chiefs moonlight on corporate boards at rates far beyond the national level
Hospital chiefs and trustees defend this as boosting public-private partnerships, but critics say these board positions — some paying millions of dollars — raise troubling issues of conflict of interest and hospital priorities.
Last Words: Is death the great equalizer?
Quite the contrary, a Spotlight investigation shows. Death exposes in high relief the layers of inequities, in race and income, care and opportunity, that shape life down to its final hours. It is a truth the pandemic has only underscored — one hard to see, because it is so much easier to look away.
Seeing Red: A Globe Spotlight report on Boston’s crippling traffic
We endure some of the nation’s worst rush hour traffic. Our aging transit system is maddeningly unreliable. It is a crisis — a very slow moving crisis — that puts our region’s economic prosperity at risk. Who is to blame? Can anything be done? The Globe Spotlight Team investigates.
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.
In a series that can only scratch the surface of this complex topic, we tried to answer a question so critical to the city's identity and future: Does Boston still deserve its reputation as a place unwelcoming to Black people? If so, why — and how — can the situation be improved?