Alden Bourne

reporter

Before joining New England Public Radio, Alden was a producer for the CBS NEWS program 60 Minutes. In that role, he covered  topics ranging from art, music and medicine to business, education, and politics. Working with correspondent Morley Safer, he reported from locations across the United States as well as from India, Costa Rica, Italy, and Iraq.  

Alden attended Boston College and received a B.S. in Economics. He later took a year away from CBS to participate in the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Alden was part of the 60 Minutes team that won a duPont-Columbia University Award for “60 Minutes: Punishing Saddam,” a report on the impact of U.N. sanctions on the children of Iraq. He was also honored for excellence in coverage of race and ethnicity by the Columbia University School of Journalism  for “Vice Versa,” a story on a white-only scholarship program at an historically black college in Alabama. Alden has been on staff at NEPR since May 2016.  

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Opioids.
frankieleon / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/armydre2008

Greenfield, Massachusetts, has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers in U.S. District Court, arguing they intentionally understated the addictive nature of opioids. 

Fire destroyed the Sandisfield, Massachusetts, Department of Public Works garage on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
Otis Police / via Masslive

Sandisfield, Massachusetts, is scrambling to prepare for a snowstorm expected Tuesday after a fire destroyed its snow trucks.

Mass. Auditor Suzanne Bump released a review of the Department of Children and Families on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

A review by the Massachusetts state auditor concludes that between 2014 and 2015, the Department of Children and Families did not report 19 cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect to district attorneys.

Peter Gagliardi, president of Way Finders Inc.,  at the Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Springfield.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

A major landmark in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Peter Pan Bus Terminal, will become the new home of Way Finders, an affordable housing nonprofit. The bus company now operates out of Union Station.

The Hartford Women's Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

The proposal, under review by the Hartford City Council, comes after complaints about the Hartford Women's Center, which opened earlier this year.

In a file photo, Elena Danek, right, an English language development teacher at Lt. Clayre P. Sullivan School in Holyoke, Massachusetts, teaches Anthony Hernandez, 13, Poala Viera, 12, and Natacha Hernandez, 12.
Michael S. Gordon / The Republican

Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill to give schools more flexibility to teach students in their native language.

Main lobby at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in a file photo.
Mike Plaisance / The Republican

The Massachusetts Senate wants the state to examine what renovations may be needed at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. The facility provides state-funded medical care to veterans. It was established in 1952.

MassLive

The Board of Selectmen of Montague, Massachusetts, was scheduled to meet Monday night to confirm an acting police chief.

Jamie Adams / Creative Commons

Last week, state lawmakers decided to allow some people with criminal records to work in casinos. The head of MGM Springfield said the company is "very excited" by the change. 

The MGM resort casino, under construction in Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican

Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a measure that would make it easier for people with criminal histories to work at casinos in the state, including MGM Springfield, which is scheduled to open next year.

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