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.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — State Sen. Katherine Clark, the Democrat in the special election to replace now-Sen. Edward Markey in the House, is considered the heavy favorite.
BOSTON — Voter rebellion is just part of the story. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has proven a tough regulator.
MILFORD, Mass. — Voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal backed by Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
BOSTON — The departing mayor will help launch an urban public policy center.
BOSTON — A week after Boston became that rare American city to elect a union leader as mayor, the energy of the race is giving way to a more studied appreciation for its implications — for the city and the American labor movement.
BOSTON — The state representative from Dorchester, emphasizing his blue-collar story, built a diverse coalition.
BOSTON — The mayoral candidates’ tussle over reform mirrors a tense national debate.
BOSTON — John Connolly and Marty Walsh have struggled to distinguish themselves, at times. But there are some important differences — in policy, style and background.
BOSTON — The vote on the $1 billion project “could really go either way.”
BOSTON — With a week to go until the election, the mayoral hopefuls met in their final televised debate.