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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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Financial Woes Spur Plans To Close Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

October 14, 2015

Entergy, the company that has owned the nuclear plant in Plymouth for the past 16 years said it agonized over the decision to pull the plug on Pilgrim. It is expecting to lose $45 million annually for the next several years.

Police Arrest Activists Protesting Construction Of Pipeline In West Roxbury

October 06, 2015
The Rev. Martha Niebanck was one of three protesters arrested Tuesday for protesting the construction of the Spectra Energy pipeline in West Roxbury. (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

The three individuals planned to be arrested “for acts of civil disobedience.”

Sen. Ted Cruz Swings Through Boston For Presidential Campaign Fundraiser

October 02, 2015
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Carlos Osorio/AP/File)

The Republican presidential candidate told a group of about 60 supporters that Massachusetts is going matter in the GOP primary.

Springfield Man Convicted Of 1985 Rape Challenges Evidence

September 25, 2015

George Perrot was sentenced to life in prison for the 1985 rape of an elderly woman, but FBI evidence used at the trial has been since deemed highly unreliable by the National Academy of Science.

Debate Heats Up Over Plans For 5-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline In West Roxbury

September 21, 2015

Construction could start as early as Monday after a federal judge in Boston recently ruled the pipeline company can take land in the city by eminent domain. Opponents may have exhausted their legal options. However, their protests highlight a bigger question: how much natural gas is needed to meet the region’s energy demands?

Boston Public School System Seeks To Increase Diversity Among Its Teachers

September 14, 2015
The Boston Public Schools system has one of the most racially and ethinically diverse pools of students in the nation: 87 percent are students of color. For decades, the school system has struggled to recruit minority teachers, however. School officials are increasing efforts to attract teachers from diverse backgrounds. (David Goldman/AP)

While 87 percent of Boston Public Schools students are minorities, only 38 percent of teachers are people of color. The city is deploying new efforts to diversify its pool of teachers. And some efforts are starting to pay off as 25 percent of the new teachers hired this school year are black.

Officials Promise Thorough Investigation Into Death Of Auburn Foster Child, Injury To Another

August 18, 2015

So far, state human services officials have few answers about what happened to the 2-year-old girl found dead in a foster home or how a second child who lived there came to be found unconscious.

State Archivists Collect History Like Never Before In History — And Look To Technology For Help

August 11, 2015

A look at the past, present and future of archival work to record Massachusetts history.

‘She Was Too Young’: Mourners Remember Mother Of 3 Killed By Stray Bullet

July 30, 2015

A vigil was held Wednesday for the 31-year-old mother of three who lived in Dorchester her whole life, near the park where an errant bullet would take her life.

After A Century, Revere Synagogue Readies To Close

June 16, 2015
Ira Novolesky, Congregation Teferith Israel's president, stands by the menorah his father donated. (Courtesy of Marc Pitler)

Revere will soon have only one synagogue left, as Congregation Tifereth Israel is closing.

‘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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