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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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Discuss the story: Behind a wall of flames

By , Globe staff

It was a night of horror, of heroism, and of tragedy. But six months after a house fire in Coventry killed a father and his little son, questions still outrun an answer to the biggest lingering question: Why didn’t they get out?

A night of horror, heroism, and tragedy in Coventry

By , Globe Staff

Six months after a fire killed a father and his little son, questions still outrun an answer to the biggest lingering question: Why couldn’t they get out?

There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks

By , Globe Staff

Returning to the island in April, now with two children in tow, I wondered if it would be as I remembered it — idyllic and unscathed, with a touch of wildness.

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

By , Globe Staff

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