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INTRODUCTION

Overview of the Globe’s investigation into off-campus housing in Boston

 

ABOUT THIS SERIES

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed that a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement is endangering young people in America’s college capital, enriching some absentee landlords who maximize profits by packing students into properties, and routinely ignore the dictates of critical housing codes. The investigation concluded that Boston’s chief code enforcement agency is no match for the flood of complaints and violations that create dangerous, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Editors:

Thomas Farragher

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Mark Morrow

Reporters:

Thomas Farragher

Jonathan Saltzman

Jenn Abelson

Casey Ross

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Todd Wallack

Correspondents:

Melissa Hanson

Jasper Craven

Emily Overholt

Matt Rocheleau

Jaclyn Reiss

Emma McGrath

Graphics:

David Butler

Print design:

Robert Davis

Online design and development:

Russell Goldenberg

Elaina Natario

Jesse Nunes

Jason Tuohey

Michael Workman

Video:

Scott LaPierre

Darren Durlach

Susan Chalifoux

Photo:

Suzanne Kreiter

Aram Boghosian

David L. Ryan

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Yoon S. Byun

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Adrienne Lavidor-Berman

Anush Elbakyan

Research:

Lisa Tuite

Copy editing:

Mary Creane

Linda Bliss