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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

Accused Burlington day-care provider maintains her innocence

By , Globe Staff

Pallavi Macharla faces a murder charge, even though a medical examiner no longer believes it was a homicide.

Despite medical examiner’s change, DA will still prosecute

By , Globe Staff

Middlesex’s Marian Ryan said she will move forward with a murder charge against day care operator Pallavi Macharla.

From the archives | Nov. 27, 2009

Nursing home clashes mar the golden years

By , Globe Staff

Nursing home roommates also bring special challenges.

Parents sue nanny for wrongful death

By , Globe Staff

The couple allege in the lawsuit that Aisling Brady McCarthy is responsible for the 2013 death of their 1-year-old girl.