Unlimited permits strain Boston’s parking system

Boston is reviewing its parking policies after the Boston Globe reported that the city gives away unlimited amounts of residential parking permits for free. While most homes claim just one permit, the Globe found that more than 300 people have five or more.

One couple had 11 in a neighborhood where parking is scarce. A city worker in another dense neighborhood had five vehicles, but just one private parking space; the rest were on the street.

Officials said they would review the decades-old program to see if there are ways to alleviate the parking problems. Potential changes could include limiting ...

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Thought Leadership Research Manager (Accenture)

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Research professionals apply deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.

Job Description

The Accenture Institute for High Performance (AIHP) has an opening for a Strategic Technology research ...

Investigative Coach (The Tennessean)

The Tennessean is seeking an experienced journalist to coach, supervise, and direct the work of reporters, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. The Investigative Coach will focus on improving The Tennessean's investigative information gathering and storytelling; lead, guide, and coach staff to improve their investigative/watchdog skills; and edit enterprise content.  This person will work with reporters, photographers and other staff members to conceive and execute impactful investigative journalism, and ensure that reporters create high-quality content that fulfills the newsroom's strategy across all platforms. The person will edit enterprise content, focusing on the most important, sensitive and complex stories ...

Empty beds plague Illinois hospitals

Crain’s Chicago Business conducted an unprecedented examination of state records for every hospital in Illinois and found nearly 4 out of every 10 beds lying vacant. Buffeted by population shifts and changes in health insurance, the hospital industry in Illinois has far more capacity than it needs. Crain’s tells the story behind the numbers in an industry socked by drastic transformation.

California dental board cases are taking longer despite an increase in inspectors

The Dental Board of California aims to close disciplinary cases within a year and a half, but an investigation by U-T San Diego found that it actually takes the board twice as long. The delays allow for injuries and even deaths to occur.

It took the board 13 years to resolve a case involving a meth-using dentist. A review of dental board data found that it takes an average of 1,185 days to complete an investigation.

While the board has hired more investigators, delays occur when the office cannot find qualified dental experts to analyze the board's findings. 

Specialized endoscope linked to deadly superbug

The deadly pattern of illnesses began to emerge in 2012 at hospitals in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago. In each case, the culprit was a bacteria known as CRE, perhaps the most feared of superbugs, because it resists even "last defense" antibiotics — and kills up to 40% of the people it infects.

And in each case, investigators identified the same source of transmission: a specialized endoscope, threaded down the throat of a half-million patients a year to treat gallstones, cancers and other disorders of the digestive system. Yet neither the scopes' manufacturers nor the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates them, have ...

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Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program (MIT)

Knight Science Journalism at MIT offers U.S. and international journalists one of the best deals in journalism: 9 months of immersion in MIT's R&D culture. That includes direct access to dozens of top MIT and Boston-area researchers, participation in numerous seminars and field trips, free classes at MIT and Harvard, great networking with new contacts and colleagues, assistance executing an optional media project, and a chance to think deeply about the future of the journalism craft. 

Oh, did we mention the $70,000 stipend, plus health coverage? KSJ is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year ...

Don't miss our new NICAR15 spotlight series

New for NICAR15: We're offering a series of spotlight sessions introducing journalists to expertise from other fields. Hear from the former lead data visualizer for NASA, a professor who will help you think differently about math and a sociologist who analyzed the impact of social media during the Arab Spring. We're hoping these sessions help you discover practical tools and concepts that can help you push the limits, dig deeper and tell better stories. We're excited about our lineup of speakers and you can read about them below.


Jordan Ellenberg is Professor of Mathematics ...
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