Joe Dwinell, Boston Herald

Joe Dwinell

Boston Herald

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Sun
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • The Denver Post
  • Pioneer Press
  • L.A. Daily News

Recent articles by Joe:

COVID cases ease up in Massachusetts; breakthrough infections finally reported

Health officials also caught up to breakthrough cases for those already vaccinated reporting an added 86,450 infections. A network connectivity glitch held back that data usually posted on Tuesdays. → Read More

197,244 COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted in Massachusetts

"In general, there are a number of reasons why vaccination sites may have to mark doses as wasted, from a cracked vial or an error diluting the vaccine to a freezer malfunction, to name a few," health officials added. → Read More

$200M lawsuit over ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s gory prison murder thrown out

"Witnesses claimed" Bulger was a killer, an FBI "snitch," and "engaged in pedophilia," the judge's ruling states. He was also a "killer of women" who caused problems in his Florida jail before being sent to Hazelton, where he had his eyes gouged out while beaten to death. → Read More

Boston Police subdue suspect near Northeastern University

A knife-wielding man who took off running down Huntington Avenue reportedly attempting to pull open car doors Monday afternoon was subdued by police. → Read More

Ex-prosecutor slams British ‘Killer Nanny’ series on Louise Woodward, Matthew Eappen case

A new British documentary “The Killer Nanny: Did She Do It?” about notorious au pair Louise Woodward won’t change the fact she’ll forever be convicted of killing an infant, … → Read More

Ex-prosecutor slams British ‘Killer Nanny’ series on Louise Woodward, Matthew Eappen case

A new British documentary "The Killer Nanny: Did She Do It?" about notorious au pair Louise Woodward won't change the fact she'll forever be convicted of killing an infant, the lead prosecutor said. "She was and remains convicted of killing Matthew Eappen," said Gerry Leone, a former Middlesex District Attorney of the 1997 death of the 8-month-old Newton child. → Read More

Brace for record-setting artic blast after wet weekend

Check your furnace, we're in for an arctic blast. "We're going to flip the switch," said National Weather Service meteorologist Torry Gaucher, who said Monday night into Tuesday could set a bitter record. → Read More

20-mile wide band of snow blankets Massachusetts, Logan Airport still open

The season's first snowstorm will leave up to a foot or more in Greater Boston. Blame -- or credit it if you're going to enjoy this snow day -- on a heavy band of snow sitting across southeast Massachusetts, says the National Weather Service. That band is hitting Metro Boston. → Read More

Full text of US Attorney’s motion to seize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s canteen account

The U.S. Attorney's Office is going after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's canteen account -- including a $1,400 COVID relief check -- and more that adds up to $21,071. Below is the court filing. → Read More

Feds demand Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turn over $1,400 COVID relief check and more

The feds want Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to hand over all his prison canteen cash — including a $1,400 coronavirus stimulus check. → Read More

Your Tax Dollars at Work report updated with 2021 Massachusetts public payrolls

The pandemic stressed staffing across the state, pumping up overtime into the six-figure stratosphere for corrections officers and nurses. It's all posted live today at the Herald's "Your Tax Dollars at Work" section. Send all tips to newstips@bostonherald.com. → Read More

2021 Massachusetts state employee payroll: Executive branch and more…

Below are the 2021 Massachusetts state employee payrolls, featuring the executive branch and 100,000-plus other state divisions from DOT, DAs, DOC, DSS and more. We will keep adding to this “Your Tax Dollars at Work” report all year. Other databases from 2021 are linked here, too. → Read More

MBTA double-dipper paid $75,000 here last year

An MBTA double-dipper who worked at both the T and Denver’s transit agency ended up collecting $75,000 here, records show. → Read More

Massachusetts lawmakers 2021 payroll, raises rolled in

Here is the full legislative payroll for 2021, raises rolled in. It’s all part of the Herald’s “Your Tax Dollars at Work” rolling report. → Read More

University of Massachusetts payroll for 2021

Here is the UMass payroll for 2021. It's all part of the Herald's "Your Tax Dollars at Work" rolling report. → Read More

MBTA payroll for 2021 plus overtime

Here is the full MBTA payroll for 2021 — plus overtime. It’s all part of the Herald’s “Your Tax Dollars at Work” rolling report. → Read More

Massachusetts public employee payroll tops $8B, as overtime riding high on MBTA

The first in a continuing series. The state's payroll received a booster shot last year surging to $8.39 billion with overtime on the MBTA allowing some to accelerate past $300,000 in annual pay, records show. → Read More

Top 10 paid Massachusetts public employees and overtime high earners

The state payroll jumped by $19 million last calendar year as the pandemic dug in deep, forcing many to work from home. Beginning today, the Herald will post and report every public payroll for the state at bostonherald.com's "Your Tax Dollars at Work" section. → Read More

Massachusetts breaks another COVID case record with 21,397 infections in one day

The state reports 21,397 new coronavirus cases this last day of the year and 48 deaths. → Read More

The rise, fall and rise again of COVID-19 in Massachusetts in charts

The Herald has been tracking the coronavirus infection rates since the lockdowns, mandates, vaccinations, and alerts began. It's been a visual snapshot of the pandemic that just hit a peak with the pesky omicron variant now sweeping through the region. Here is a sampling of the spread of COVID-19, charted by the Herald's Jeff Walsh: → Read More