Here is a collection of my favorite projects. For more work examples, please email me.


Data reporting

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Demand for local foods helps Mass. farming find its footing

Sept. 14, 2015, The Boston Globe

Massachusetts' farming industry appears to be stabilizing after years of decline, in part due a wave of new, younger farmers.

 

Death toll mounts for bicyclists on Boston’s streets

Aug. 12, 2015, The Boston Globe

At least 13 people have been killed while bicycling on city streets in the last five years, ranging in age from 8 to 74.

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Boston schools contend with late buses

June 20, 2015, The Boston Globe

Despite the latest technology and a new private operator, many Boston public school buses are regularly arriving at schools late, according to a Globe analysis.

 

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Tossing tradition, more opt for one-day wedding officiants

May 28, 2015, The Boston Globe

Across the state, the one-day marriage designation, which grants nonclergy the right to officiate at a wedding and sign a marriage license, is growing in popularity. 

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A gun license surge in Mass.

April 20, 2015, The Boston Globe

The number of “license to carry” gun permits issued in Massachusetts spiked in 2014 in anticipation of the passage of sweeping gun control legislation.

Lottery often gives aid to affluent, takes from poor

June 5, 2014, The Boston Globe

A Globe analysis shows that the majority of Mass. municipalities pay more into the lottery’s local aid fund than they get back as aid, including 58 where the median household income is below the state average.


Generation Boston

Young adults make up a third of Boston’s population, and more in Somerville and Cambridge. They are making one of America’s oldest cities young. This series looks at Greater Boston’s increasingly influential young adult population — “Generation Boston” — and its challenges, concerns, and contributions.

Boston’s young adults plentiful, influential — and often burdened

Dec. 1, 2014, The Boston Globe

Boston is home to the largest proportion of young adults of any major US city, passing famously young cities such as Austin and Washington.

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The faces and stories of Generation Boston

Dec. 1, 2014, The Boston Globe

With its dozens of college and universities, Boston has long been a youthful city. But more and more, young adults are deciding to stay in the Boston area — or move here — after graduation.

 

Boston may not have ‘brain drain’ issue, report says

Dec. 10, 2014, The Boston Globe

Despite the exodus of half of its student population each year, Boston may not have an issue with “brain drain” at all because the city remains able to attract and retain young workers.

Some neighborhoods getting younger, but not livelier

Feb. 10, 2015, The Boston Globe

A quarter of the residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan are between the ages of 20 and 34.

 

In Boston, young and unmarried is now the norm

Feb. 14, 2015, The Boston Globe

About 83 percent of young Bostonians have never been married, are widowed, or are divorced, according to the US Census.

 

Homebuying a goal for many Boston-area young adults

Feb. 26, 2015, The Boston Globe

Sending in a mortgage check instead of a rent check each month is a goal for many Boston millennials, but fewer are meeting that goal than their peers across the nation.


Online Special Projects

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Dreamtown Finder: Your personalized town search

April 20, 2013, Boston.com

A data-driven tool to help you find the ideal Massachusetts communities for your needs.


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Refugees in Erie up nearly 800 percent

Sept. 4, 2012, Erie Times-News

Erie, with its low cost of living and easily navigable downtown, proves an ideal destination for refugees. The yearly influx of refugees into Erie increased by nearly 800 percent between 2003 and 2012.

 

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Schooled: The Price of Education Reform

August 2011, News21 Fellowship

Billions of philanthropic dollars are spent each year to assuage the budget shortfalls of the nation’s urban school districts.

 


Real-time and social reporting

Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon

April 15 to 20, 2013, Boston.com

During the Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath, I participated in the Globe's and Boston.com live blog coverage.

 


Features and multimedia storytelling

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Ballet dancer roommates share struggles and aspirations

Sept. 14, 2013, The Boston Globe

After years of training at ballet schools across the country, the dancers have come here to participate in an apprenticeship of sorts as members of the Boston Ballet’s second company.

Artist evokes hidden beauty of MBTA stations, routes

May 29, 2013, The Boston Globe

The 24-year-old artist Laura Meilman plans to visit and draw each of the MBTA’s 121 subway and streetcar stations and their environs.

 

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Six 'Fitness Zones' designated in South LA

Feb. 24, 2010, KPCC

The six "fitness zones" installed at South Los Angeles parks increased park usage by 300 to 400 percent, said the city's parks department.