Nicole Dungca, Washington Post

Nicole Dungca

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Past articles by Nicole:

The Capitol mob: A raging collection of grievances and disillusionment

Social media sleuths, news accounts and court cases are revealing the identities of those who swarmed the U.S. Capitol. Here are some of their stories. → Read More

Boom-and-bust federal funding after 9/11 undercut hospitals’ preparedness for pandemics

Federal spending to ready hospitals for health emergencies is a fraction of what has been spent on overall preparedness for bioterrorism, pandemics and other health hazards. → Read More

As Trump declared coronavirus under control, local leaders faced confusion and chaos as cases piled up

Frustrated by the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, state and local officials took steps on their own to protect their communities. → Read More

Suspect in BC manslaughter case told investigators she tried to stop boyfriend’s suicide

Officials said Inyoung You’s statements were undermined by thousands of text exchanges that revealed a toxic and tumultuous 18-month relationship. → Read More

Baker stands by firing of former MBTA safety chief who alleged retaliation

The transit agency has not publicly given a reason for March’s firing of Ron Nickle, eight years after he became the T’s chief safety officer. → Read More

Ex-MBTA official says he was fired for flagging serious safety issues

The MBTA’s former chief safety officer says he was fired in retaliation after he called attention to serious safety hazards and pushed executives to stop suppressing information about dangerous mishaps. → Read More

Ivy League coaching endowments raise ethics questions

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For sale in the pot industry: Political influence

Last in a series Lobbyist Frank Perullo had good reason to believe his client’s proposal to open a medical marijuana store would receive a warm reception from the Cambridge City Council. After all, Perullo counted six of the nine councilors as his political clients, including Leland Cheung, whom Perullo served as campaign treasurer. → Read More

Mass. marijuana industry is mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that

Second in a series As dozens of black residents packed the Mildred Avenue Community Center one night in January, it looked like an ordinary — if conspicuously well-attended — neighborhood forum. Except that there was nothing ordinary about it. → Read More

The quiet titans behind Mass. marijuana shops might be breaking the law

Robert Leidy, scion of a wealthy Palm Beach family, struck a serious pose that night before officials in the small town of Athol. In a dark suit and tie, he fixed his gaze on a careful script. There was no mention of the deep-pocketed investors backing him or the fishing yacht his company, Sea Hunter Therapeutics, was named after. Leidy talked about his lofty mission: to help a nonprofit… → Read More

Private citizens, sometimes in retaliation, file criminal charges in Massachusetts ‘secret’ courts

Massachusetts is one of a small number of states that allow private citizens to go before clerk magistrates to lodge serious criminal complaints that are vetted, and sometimes settled, in secretive hearings. → Read More

Panel is charged with reviewing state’s ‘secret courts’

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey convened a “Trial Court Working Group” to review the way these hearings operate, according to court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue. → Read More

County commissioner, Quincy official avoid charges at confidential court hearings

A Plymouth county commissioner and a prominent Quincy city employee avoided criminal charges in private court hearings over the past several months. → Read More

Baker, lawmakers call for greater transparency in state’s closed-door criminal hearings

Officials were responding to a Globe Spotlight report that detailed how the secret criminal hearings allowed some suspects to leave court without any charges for serious crimes — even though police had substantial evidence. → Read More

Inside the Secret Courts of Massachusetts

In the darkest corner of Massachusetts’ justice system, criminal charges disappear often without a trace. There are few rules in these private hearings and fewer records. They are a place where who you are — and who you know — may be just as important as right and wrong. Read more from the Globe Spotlight Team. → Read More

Inside the Secret Courts of Massachusetts

In the darkest corner of Massachusetts’ justice system, criminal charges disappear often without a trace. There are few rules in these private hearings and fewer records. They are a place where who you are — and who you know — may be just as important as right and wrong. Read more from the Globe Spotlight Team. → Read More

How the Spotlight Team got inside Massachusetts’ secret court system

How the Spotlight Team got inside the private courts → Read More

Readers offer solutions after Globe’s series on race in Boston

By the thousands, readers reacted to the week-long series of articles, which examined whether Boston’s enduring reputation as a place unwelcoming to black people is deserved. → Read More

The boat from Hull was the perfect spot for a ferry-tale wedding

ABOARD THE 6:40 P.M. → Read More

Hate rides the rails, and the roads

Hateful messages have become common companions for Massachusetts commuters, sprouting on benches, scrawled across the back of bus seats, scribbled over subway signs. → Read More