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Zeninjor Enwemeka

Digital Reporter, WBUR

Zeninjor Enwemeka is a digital reporter at WBUR, covering all things relevant to people in Greater Boston on wbur.org. Before joining WBUR, she worked as a breaking news writer for Boston.com and spent several years as a homepage producer for the website. Zeninjor was part of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for The Boston Globe’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.

She is also an adjunct lecturer at Boston University, where she teaches a class on multimedia and online journalism. Zeninjor is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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The City Of Boston Wants You To Vote On Future Transportation Projects

May 25, 2016
The city of Boston has created a ballot for the public to select the transportation projects and policies they want the city to prioritize as part of its long-term transportation planning initiative, Go Boston 2030. (Courtesy City of Boston)

The effort is part of Go Boston 2030 — the city’s long-term planning initiative to improve transportation, which kicked off last year.

Report Ranks Boston As Best City For Fostering Innovation And Entrepreneurial Growth

May 12, 2016
Seaport Boulevard, in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A new report ranks Boston as the top city for “its readiness to foster entrepreneurial growth and innovation in the next wave of the digital economy.”

Boston Police Will Roll Out Body Camera Pilot Program, But Policy Questions Remain

April 29, 2016
A new plan in Boston calls for equipping 100 police officers throughout the city with body cameras. (Jim Mone/AP File)

The six-month pilot calls for equipping 100 officers across the city.

Technology Is Changing How We Move — And Traffic Too

April 28, 2016
Early morning traffic passes through the intersection of Seaport Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue in South Boston. The city used Waze data to re-time traffic signals there. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Apps like Waze and Uber and services like Bridj are changing how we get around. And they’re changing traffic patterns.

Labor Secretary: States Lead The Way On Family Leave, But Mass. Could Do More

April 27, 2016
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaking in 2015. (Molly Riley/AP File)

Though the U.S. does not have a federal paid leave policy, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says states are leading the way. However, he said at a Cambridge roundtable on Wednesday, there more work to be done in Massachusetts.

City Hopes Verizon Fios Will Boost Local Businesses

April 13, 2016
Verizon is now bringing the high speed Internet and cable television competition it already offers in other parts of Massachusetts to Boston. Pictured: Glass fibers, housed inside narrow cables are seen as they're being connected to the Verizon Fios fiber network in Rockville, Maryland. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Verizon will install Fios across Boston over the next six years — which will mean faster Internet speeds for residents as well as competition for Comcast, the city’s major Internet service provider.

Mass. Chosen To Lead National Textile Manufacturing Innovation Hub

April 01, 2016
MIT's Yoel Fink says the goal of the institute is "to go and change everywhere a fiber goes and everywhere there's fabric." (Courtesy Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Imagine wearing a T-shirt that’s connected to the Internet or monitors your health. Yeah, it seems pretty out there, but that’s exactly what a new Massachusetts institute aims to do.

It’s Over, But FBI-Apple Case Sparks Anxieties For Privacy Advocates And Local Startups

March 30, 2016
While the government has dropped its case against Apple regarding hacking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers, there are other similar cases still pending, including here in Boston. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

Though the government says it no longer needs Apple’s help to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers, local privacy advocates say similar issues will likely continue to arise.

AG Healey Wants To Tackle Big Data And Consumer Privacy

March 24, 2016
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she wants to tap into the local innovation economy and university community to come up with new initiatives to balance consumer privacy and big data. (John Minchillo/AP)

As more and more consumers go online to buy products and services, Attorney General Maura Healey said she wants to make sure personal data is protected. Healey’s office hosted a data privacy forum at MIT, where tech leaders discussed the challenges of big data.

Officials: No Credible Threat To Massachusetts After Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016
A view of Boston before landing at Logan Airport (Amy Gorel/WBUR)

Following bombings in Brussels, Massachusetts officials said there is no credible threat in the state. But local law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols.

Artist Behind Mural On Former Hancock Building Revealed

September 25, 2015
JR's giant photo-mural of a person on a raft that appeared on the side of the the former John Hancock building in late September. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The male-looking figure that appeared on the side of the building Wednesday morning is a temporary public art installation by French artist JR and is still a work in progress.

Strange Figure Shows Up On Former Hancock Building

September 23, 2015
A view of what appears to be a mural on the side of the former John Hancock building on Sept. 23, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The male-looking figure appeared on the side of the famous tower Wednesday morning.

A Look At Dr. Michael Davidson, The Surgeon Fatally Shot At The Brigham

January 21, 2015
A flag is lowered to half staff outside of Brigham and Women's Hospital Wednesday, a day after a cardiac surgeon there was fatally shot. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Davidson, 44, of Wellesley, was the director of endovascular cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

World AIDS Day: A Look At The Gains And Challenges In The Fight Against HIV

December 01, 2014
A woman adjusts a red ribbon, symbol of the fight against AIDS during a demonstration on World Aids Day, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

You may see a lot of red Monday to mark World AIDS DAY. In the three decades since the epidemic began there have been major gains, but some hurdles still exist.

Mass. Town Considers First-In-The-Nation Ban On All Tobacco Sales

November 12, 2014
John Cormier smokes a cigarette on Main Street in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The proposal has Westminster businesses up in arms, while the town’s health board says it’s concerned about the effects of smoking and minors having access to tobacco products.

Uber Pilots Program To Bring Flu Shots To Your Door

October 23, 2014
In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

If you used Uber in Boston today, you may have noticed a new feature. The car service company was offering what it calls UberHEALTH to bring free flu shots to users’ doors.

Provincetown Is Reframing Its History In A Cool New Way

October 20, 2014
Macmillan Pier and ‘‘The Steel Pier Arriving’ by Nancy M. Ferguson. (Courtesy of PAAM)

In Provincetown, a series of 25 picture frames set up in various locations is providing a history lesson for residents and visitors.

Even After Sale, Historic Cape Cod Cottages Will Continue To Inspire Artists

October 17, 2014
Days Cottages. (Courtesy of Victoria Schepps)

Those iconic beachfront cottages on Route 6A in Truro may be up for sale, but they will continue to be a
a source of inspiration for many artists — as they have been for decades.

8 Things You Need To Know About Ebola

October 14, 2014
Cpl. Zachary Wicker shows the use of a germ-protective gear in Fort Bliss, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. About 500 Fort Bliss soldiers are preparing for deployment to West Africa where they will provide support in a military effort to contain the Ebola outbreak. /Juan Carlos Llorca/AP)

Ebola has been dominating the headlines lately, raising fear about the disease spreading to Massachusetts. And after two recent scares about Ebola in Boston, state authorities are trying to reassure the public. Here’s what you need to know about Ebola.

Boston’s Public Garden Just Got A Little More Picture Perfect

October 10, 2014
Picture frames on the Boston Public Garden. (omgoshmichelle/Instagram)

The artfully manicured grounds of the Boston Public Garden have a little something extra these days. Three large picture frames were installed, inviting people to take their best shot in a fun new way.

Hey Look, There’s A New Mural In Dewey Square

September 23, 2014
Two women point out elements of the new Dewey Square mural during a lunch break in the park. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

If you have walked anywhere near Dewey Square over the last two weeks, you’ve probably noticed a colorful new mural taking shape on the 70-by-76 foot air intake structure on the Greenway.

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