Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s relatives arrive to help defense

By Patricia Wen , Globe Staff

Tsarnaev’s lawyers have declined to confirm that relatives have flown here for the trial.

Tsarnaev’s family arrives as defense readies

By , and M.G. Lee , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Relatives of the convicted Marathon bomber are expected to assist the defense team as it prepares to present its case next week.

As defense readies, Tsarnaev relatives come to Boston

By and , Globe Staff

It was unclear which family members are here, and whether any of them will be called to testify.

Boston firefighters check out possible hazmat situation at federal courthouse

By Aneri Pattani and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

Firefighters investigated a possible hazardous materials situation at US District Court in Boston Thursday afternoon, but it turned out to be a false alarm, officials said.