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 25 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 16-year-old Worcester girl, Nga Truong, who spent almost three years in jail awaiting trial before a judge threw out 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.”
Thousands of officers from around New England gathered in Charlton for the funeral.
Twelve years after he was sentenced to death for the carjacking murders of two men, Sampson is returning to federal court for a new trial this September.
Town Meeting voters gave the go-ahead to selectmen to start the process of buying a parcel of old farmland that was going to be the cemetery site.
One of the items on the agenda will be to authorize selectmen to buy the property in question to prevent it from being turned into a cemetery.
A grand jury has indicted city tourism chief Kenneth Brissette on a charge of extortion related to labor and the issuing of permits for a city music festival.
In recent years, it’s become a sign of springtime: the hatching of peregrine falcons atop the city’s high rises.
At the center of the case is the the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008.
State police in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire will investigate the apparent beating of a suspect recorded live by TV news cameras.
In an already odd election year, public opinion could turn “Rattlesnake Island” into a political issue.
Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to six counts each of perjury and obstruction of justice.
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.
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.