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.
BOSTON — Up and down Boylston Street Monday, there was defiance and there was joy.
BOSTON — Thousands gathered on Boylston Street Tuesday to pay tribute to those affected by the attack.
BOSTON — With just one female Democratic governor in the country, activists are focused on the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island races.
BOSTON — Yesterday, thousands of mourners lined the streets of West Roxbury as fallen Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy’s casket made its way to Holy Name Church.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — As thousands of firefighters gathered outside, Lt. Edward Walsh was remembered as a man committed to family and community.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox resigned in the face of a still-mysterious criminal investigation.
BOSTON — Policymakers from Seattle to the Netherlands are looking at Boston’s preschool program. But how good is it? And can it be replicated?
BOSTON — The deaths are the first in the line of duty since 2009.
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley maintains a solid lead in a gubernatorial race that appears to be making little impression on Massachusetts voters, according to a new WBUR poll.
BOSTON — The survey finds a once-large margin of support for casinos has all but evaporated while support for the legalization of marijuana is taking off.