Jenna Russell

A contributor to award-winning Globe projects including “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” based on a year of reporting in a Boston neighborhood, Jenna Russell is a co-author of two Globe books: “Last Lion,” a biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and “Long Mile Home,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. As a member of the Spotlight investigative team, she helped expose failures of the state’s mental health care system, work that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

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‘We want to shine a light on something no one wants to shine a light on.’ A sister turns her grief into action

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After her brother’s suicide, Alison Reeves decided to turn her grief into action.

They were all going to be somebody. The story of a fatal tragedy in East Bridgewater

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The teenagers drove down a gently curving two-lane road in East Bridgewater, headed to a favorite restaurant. They never arrived.

How much of ‘Chappaquiddick’ is actually true?

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After 50 years, no version of this story is untold, and this telling is no truer than the rest.

On the street where he lived, fear grew slowly

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Farrow Street in Winchester feels like a place preserved from another time.