WBUR Staff

Bruce Gellerman

Reporter, WBUR Newsroom, WBUR

Gellerman is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, frequently covering science, business, technology and the environment.

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Nature Center Is An Urban Oasis For Boston Youth

May 18, 2015
The Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Boston Nature Center, a 67-acre wildlife sanctuary in Mattapan, runs science programs at five city schools and environmental education camps during school breaks.

14 Boston Area Communities Create Climate Change Preparedness Task Force

May 13, 2015

Leaders from 14 communities in the Boston area met in what they called a “historic summit” Wednesday, pledging to coordinate regional efforts to combat climate change and deal with its effects.

Who Killed Gail Miles?: The Unsolved Murder Of A Retired Watertown Cop

May 04, 2015
The casket of Gail Miles is carried out of her funeral service at Davis Funeral Home in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood on Dec. 12, 2011. Watertown police sent an honor guard to the Mass. (Courtesy of Kayana Szymczak)

In 2011, Gail Miles, 61, was killed in her Roxbury home. The case remains unsolved. We delve into her struggles — both professional and personal.

Armenian-Americans Gather In Boston To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

April 24, 2015

Thousands of Armenian-Americans gathered in Boston Friday at ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Remembering The Armenian Genocide 100 Years Ago Holds Special Significance In Watertown

April 24, 2015
People lay flowers at a memorial to Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks. On Friday, Armenians mark the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. (Sergei Grits/AP)

Today, special commemorations around the world will take place to remember the centennial of Armenian Genocide in 1915. A strong community of Armenians in Watertown will gather to reflect on the killings and the value of their ethnicity and traditions.

4 Friends Go The Extra Mile At Heartbreak Hill

April 21, 2015

Heartbreak Hill turned out to be a meeting place for people with some long-distance relationships.

2 Years After Marathon Manhunt, A Timeline Of The 18 Hours It Took To Find Tsarnaev

April 17, 2015
Tsarnaev suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture. (Sean Murphy/Massachusetts State Police/AP)

Two years ago Sunday, police in Watertown killed marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a shootout that lasted 4 minutes. It would take 18 hours for police to track down his brother.

Nearly 2 Years Later, A Look At The Watertown Shootout Between Police And The Tsarnaevs

April 16, 2015
Tactical teams drive through Watertown while searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP)

WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman attempts to answer lingering questions from the manhunt and Watertown shootout that ultimately captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

State Releases Report On Boston Marathon Bombing Response

April 03, 2015

The official state report analyzing the response to the Boston Marathon bombings was released Friday. And while it praises the overall response, the report raises concerns about a lack of coordination and control among law enforcement.

Old System, New Solution?: Liquefied Natural Gas Could Be Pipeline Alternative

March 11, 2015
The Everett Distrigas liquefied natural gas terminal, with Boston in the background to the left. The two LNG tanks contain the equivalent amount of gas to heat and light all of Massachusetts for a day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

One possible alternative to controversial natural gas pipelines is located in Boston Harbor. The Everett Distrigas LNG terminal is the oldest of its kind in the U.S.

‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

November 03, 2014
In this July 9, 1991 file photo, Brothers Tom, left, and Ray Magliozzi pose under a car hood in Boston. (AP)

One of Cambridge’s funniest, most famous and most beloved residents died Monday morning.

Against Odds, Menino Fought Successfully To Merge 2 City Hospitals

October 31, 2014
At rear left is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, pictured standing near, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., shakes hands with nurse Janet Killarney while visiting the Boston Medical Center in 2004. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston Medical Center officials recall Menino’s determination to bring about the merger of Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center Hospital.

Father Of Marine With Overturned Murder Conviction: ‘Larry Was A Scapegoat’

June 28, 2013
Lawrence Hutchins Jr., retired Marine Reservist, father of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, whose murder conviction for killing an innocent Iraqi civilian was overturned by the military’s highest court. (Jared Bennett for WBUR)

The U.S. military’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine from Massachusetts. But the case is still far from over. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman spoke with the Marine’s father.

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