Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories

Governor Patrick taps 150 for state boards

By and , Globe Staff

The avalanche of appointments will in many cases extend the governor’s influence for years after he leaves office.

Weston tollbooth worker faces suspension over message

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The collector allegedly handed a motorist a ticket with the words “I can’t breathe,” on it — a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.

With big boost in pension, many Mass. judges retire

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The vast majority of the 32 judges retiring in 2014 are eligible for enhanced benefits that could total $500,000 each over 20 years.

Suffolk register of probate agrees to resign

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Patricia Campatelli will avoid formal discipline for allegedly punching one employee and bullying others.