A former newspaper scribe, he has collected a series of awards from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for pieces on politics, education and religion.
Scharfenberg, a Boston native, began his career at newspapers in Berkeley and Santa Cruz, California, where he won an award as the state’s best education reporter at a small to midsize newspaper. He worked as a regular freelancer for The New York Times for several years before moving on to jobs at The Providence Journal and The Providence Phoenix in Rhode Island.
The Legislature is on the verge of approving a big election reform package. We look at what the research says.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The five Democrats vying to be governor talked jobs, health care and education Tuesday night, but they were also introducing themselves.
BOSTON — Five Democrats, two Republicans and three independents want the job. And all the leading candidates are talking about income inequality.
BOSTON — Boston’s Marty Walsh is one of several mayors around the country looking to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
BOSTON — The speech was a celebration of his administration’s accomplishments — and a call to address the lingering problem of inequality.
BOSTON — The survey gives Coakley a 39-29 lead over Republican front-runner Charlie Baker.
BOSTON — Mayor Marty Walsh named some of his top campaign advisers to key posts.
BOSTON — On his first day in office, Walsh held a meeting on youth violence and made an appearance at a shelter for homeless veterans.
BOSTON — After Monday morning’s swearing-in ceremony, Marty Walsh is scheduled to address the city council and then hold a closed public safety meeting.
On Monday, Marty Walsh will be sworn in as Boston’s first new mayor in two decades. His inauguration will mark a new beginning for the city and the region — but also an ending. WBUR’s David Scharfenberg looks back at the career and legacy of departing Mayor Tom Menino.