Peter Schworm

Schworm is a general-assignment reporter for the Metro section, and covers breaking news while writing enterprise and feature stories. He enjoys writing human interest and slice-of-life pieces. A former higher-education and suburban reporter, he has been at the Globe since 2001.

Latest stories

Judge sets bail pending man’s retrial in 1982 fire

By Peter Schworm and Jeremy C. Fox , Globe staff | Globe Correspondent

A judge set bail at $25,000 cash for a man whose arson convictions in a Lowell fire were overturned this week.

Murder verdicts overturned in 1983 Lowell blaze

By Peter Schworm , Globe staff

A judge ruled that new evidence “cast real doubt on the justice of the conviction” of a Lowell man in a fire that killed eight people.

Gordon College president defends call for religious exemption

By Peter Schworm , Globe Staff

The school president sought a religious exemption to federal regulations banning anti-gay discrimination.

Waning ranks at law schools

By Peter Schworm , Globe Staff

The persistent decline has raised concerns at many institutions that the effects of the recession could be lasting.