Tina Martin, WGBH

Tina Martin


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Tina:

Why Bear Sightings Are On The Rise In The Boston Area

Wildlife officials advise members of public not to feed bears or approach the animals and to keep trash in barrels. → Read More

Gloucester Library Hires Former Police Officers To Handle Drug Incidents

The initiative comes four year after the city's police pioneered a novel approach to helping people with opioid addiction, instead of arresting them. → Read More

Moving To Protect 'Little Lungs' in Attleboro

A proposed new bill, "Little Lungs," would fine drivers $100 for smoking in a car with children small enough to fit into car seats. → Read More

Homeless Court Judge Gives Second Chances

For homeless people, having a criminal record can prevent them from finding housing or a job. This court seeks to give them a second chance. → Read More

The Court Of Second Chances

Once a month, a room inside the Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless services provider in New England, is transformed into a courtroom for homeless defendants. → Read More

Opportunity Knocks Louder For People With Disabilities

The state’s tight job market appears to have opened employers' doors wider. → Read More

Recouping Losses In The Merrimack Valley

Columbia Gas said it is processing more than 19,000 claims from businesses, housing tenants and homeowners, but would not say how many have been paid. → Read More

Governor Announces Emergency Loan For Buisnesses In Merrimack Valley

Businesses will be allowed to borrow up to $50,000 to cover payroll and replace any inventory lost after the explosion. → Read More

MLK Boston Selects Five Finalists For Public Memorial

Five designs are on display for the public at Boston's main library and school department headquarters. → Read More

Diagnosing Alzheimer's: New State Law Aims To Help

The law contains mandates on health care providers designed to improve the detection of the incurable disease. → Read More

Rolling Towards A Recount For The 3rd Congressional Race

A spokesman for Dan Koh’s campaign says they have submitted 1,300 signatures well above the required 500 to trigger a recount to local clerks offices. → Read More

Shortage Of Truckers Could Hit Massachusetts Consumers

The national shortage of truck drivers could eventually hit Massachusetts especially hard because trucks deliver 93 percent of the goods consumed in the state. → Read More

Boston Duck Tours Reassures Customers After Deadly Accident in Missouri

The company is responding to the tour boat accident in Missouri Thursday that left more than a dozen people dead and several still missing. → Read More

Loaded Firearm Found In Passenger's Carry-On Luggage At Logan

Police cited a Rhode Island man after finding a loaded firearm in his carry-on luggage. → Read More

Massachusetts Looks To Baby Boxes To Promote Safe Infant Sleeping

Could a cardboard box be the key to safe sleeping for infants? → Read More

For One Boston Woman, This Cardiac Alert Dog Is A Life Saver

One of the first cardiac alert dogs in the country has helped one local woman overcome a severe medical condition. → Read More

Teaching Self-Defense To The Most Vulnerable: 'Impact-Ability'

Those with intellectual challenges face assault and abuse far more often than the general population. One Boston organization aims to even the odds. → Read More

Framingham's First Mayor Gets To Work

The mayor of the Commonwealth's newest city has hit the ground running. → Read More

Boston's 'Shop With A Cop' Program Brings Holiday Cheer

Every year, the Boston Police Department goes on a special shopping trip with some of the city's children. → Read More

Instead Of Sentences, Homeless Court Gives Second Chances

Once a month, the Pine Street Inn transforms from a homeless shelter into a courtroom. The Homeless Court Program was established in 2010 in partnership with the West Roxbury division of the Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk County district attorney's office, Committee for Public Counsel Services and Pine Street Inn. The court is modeled after one created in San Diego three decades ago. → Read More