Radio reporter, writer, and former long-time television reporter at WCVB’s News Center Five, David Boeri is the 2012 winner of the National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism, the New England Associated Press award for hard news reporting, and a winner of the ACLU “Defender of Freedom” award for his work at WBUR.
He is the author of the e-book Bulger on Trial: Boston’s Most Notorious Gangster and The Pursuit of Justice published in November 2013.
Over his career, Boeri has won twenty-five national, regional and local awards for his reporting on organized crime, legal issues, the environment, politics and corruption. His three decades of investigative reporting on the FBI and its corrupt relationship with James Whitey Bulger have won national recognition. “David Boeri lived up to the expectation of the news media as a fervent watchdog over government” wrote the Society of Professional Journalists. He has been named “Boston’s Best Political Reporter’ and “Boston’s Best Reporter”.
His reporting has focused on legal and criminal issues, including the case of a murder confession coerced from a sixteen-year old Worcester girl, Nga Truong, who spent almost three years in jail awaiting trial before a judge threw the confession. After fighting a legal battle to obtain a police videotape of the alleged confession, Boeri aired the interrogation that led to the judge’s decision and the criminal charges to be dropped.
Earlier in his career as a writer, Boeri spent several years living with Eskimo hunters in Northwestern Alaska. People of the Ice Whale (E.P. Dutton; Harcourt, Brace) chronicled an endangered culture’s hunt for an endangered whale. His first book followed several years working as a commercial fisherman in Boston. He co-authored “Tell it Good-bye Kiddo”: The Decline of the New England Offshore Fishery.
Ronald Paquin, a former Haverhill priest who raped an altar boy will soon be free after spending more than a decade in prison.
When critics of the Catholic Church call for more transparency and accountability, they often point to Cardinal Bernard Law, who despite being accused of protecting pedophile priests from prosecution in Boston found a comfortable and influential second career at the Vatican.
Two of Boston’s longest running stories and scandals have hit the Venice Film Festival. One of them, “Black Mass,” comes with a big star, big buzz and the name James “Whitey” Bulger.
Two dark chapters in recent Boston history are on display this week at the Venice Film Festival, the world’s longest running film festival.
The movie is set in late 2001 as investigative reporters for The Boston Globe secretly work to uncover the crimes of former priest John Geoghan — and soon find a much larger scandal.
Kevan Fagan, 23, told WBUR he would likely have changed his vote had he been aware of the Richard family’s opposition to the death penalty. He is now the first juror to agree to be named, have his picture taken and talk about the trial.
A Hardwick man charged with beating and starving his 7-year-old son who is now in a coma will remain jailed pending a trial.
Observers say Judge George O’Toole’s holding of the jury list for three months is unprecedented.
Did anyone at the FBI actually look at the video taken from the museum surveillance camera 25 years ago before someone saw it last year?
The growing falcon population marks not just resurgence, but a dramatic shift of habitat — to the city’s building ledges.
John Connolly, acclaimed as an FBI star in the war against organized crime and then disgraced and convicted as a member of James “Whitey” Bulger’s mob, will remain in prison.
Lawyers for the convicted gangster argued before a federal appeals court Monday that it should set aside his 2013 conviction.
The boy’s father is charged with child abuse, and the state’s child welfare agency is facing questions about whether it did enough to protect the boy.
The special hearings involve evidence that may have been deliberately tainted by a chemist at the now-closed state drug lab.
The former state chemist at the center of a growing scandal about tainted evidence that has put thousands of drug cases in Massachusetts in jeopardy is now a defendant herself.
Witnesses also told state police that Annie Dookhan asked for specific drug samples by evidence control number, a distinct breach of protocol.
The disclosure came on the same day a judge suspended the sentence of a Roxbury man whose case involved drugs handled by the chemist at the heart of the problems.
David Danielli was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea after it was discovered that state chemist Annie Dookhan had tested the evidence used to convict him.
John Auerbach accepted blame for the failure to monitor, detect and report the mishandling of drug samples by a single state chemist.
The drug evidence mishandling scandal at the state crime lab in Jamaica Plain has led to the resignation of Commissioner John Auerbach.
State agencies and district attorneys on Wednesday will to try and clarify what happened at the troubled state crime lab that was shut down last month.
The new revelation raises the possibility of an enormous number of legal challenges from people convicted or awaiting trial in drug cases.
Officials are investigating allegations of deliberate mishandling of evidence by a woman who had worked for the lab for 10 years.
Newly obtained government documents show that Bulger started snitching on fellow criminals as early as the 1950s.