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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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.

As Winter Electricity Prices Jump, Mass. Debate Over Natural Gas Pipelines Heats Up

March 10, 2015
Opponents of Kinder Morgan's proposed natural gas pipeline, which was originally outlined to snake through 45 Massachusetts communities, protest on Boston Common on July 30, 2014. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Pipeline supporters say if we build new capacity, prices will drop. But pipeline opponents charge there are cheaper and cleaner alternatives.

Bostonians Weigh In On Their Level Of Snow Frustration

February 18, 2015
Along Commonwealth Avenue outside WBUR in Boston, there was no Green Line B branch service on Tuesday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A priest, a professor, and a plow driver are just a few people who weighed in on their level of frustration with the snow.

At The MEMA Bunker: Hoping For The Best But Prepared For The Worst

February 16, 2015
The ramp down to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham. (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

The famous bunker, in Framingham, is ground zero for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Hourly Workers Bear The Brunt Of Snowstorm Closings

February 11, 2015
Alma Az, 43, walks through the snow in Cambridge, as she makes her way to work in Copley Square. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

For people paid by the hour, the relentless snowfall means extra stress and added worry, lost time and smaller paychecks.

Federal Inspectors Investigate Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown

February 05, 2015
The Pilgrim Station nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass. is seen in 2004. (Robert E. Klein/AP)

The reactor, which produces about 10 percent of the state’s electricity, lost power during last week’s blizzard and had to rely on generators to run the nuclear plant’s critical safety systems.

Record Snowfall, Cold Snarls Commutes

February 03, 2015

Record back-to-back snowstorms and cold temperatures wound up turning workaday public transit commutes Tuesday morning into woeful epic journeys.

‘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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