Nicole Dungca

Nicole Dungca works on the Globe’s projects and investigations team.

She joined the Globe’s newsroom in 2014 to write about transportation. She previously covered education and breaking news at The Oregonian, and has also written for The Providence Journal and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Latest stories


For sale in the pot industry: political influence

By , , , , and editor Patricia Wen of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team. Ryan wrote this story. ,

Marijuana may be the hot, new retail business in town, but it largely plays by the old political rules.


Mass. marijuana industry is mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that

By , , , , , editor Patricia Wen of the Spotlight Team. This story was written by Dungca and Adams. ,

The race to open Mattapan Square’s first pot shop raises questions about trust and who gets to cash in.

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Private citizens sometimes seek charges against their accusers in secret courts

By and , Globe Staff

Massachusetts is one of a small number of states that allow private citizens to go before clerk magistrates to lodge serious criminal complaints that are vetted, and sometimes settled, in secretive hearings.

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Panel is charged with reviewing state’s ‘secret courts’

By , Globe Staff

Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey convened a “Trial Court Working Group” to review the way these hearings operate, according to court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue.