Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories

State Police union president Pullman resigns amid new federal probe

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Dana Pullman said he was stepping down as union president for “personal reasons,” but it comes as the union faces a burgeoning criminal investigation.

Top UMass Dartmouth official moonlighted for company with plan to compete for students

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Gerard Kavanaugh peddled a plan on behalf of a private N.C. company to draw students to a school that would compete with UMass for students from the region.

VA report rejects whistle-blower claims of poor care at Manchester hospital

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A 50-page report from the VA’s Office of Medical Inspector found flies are still present but that operating room isn’t used, and the instruments weren’t dirty, but simply discolored by the city’s water supply.

Sen. Warren calls for increased oversight of troubled Bedford VA

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Warren said she was “growing sick and tired of hearing and reading heart-wrenching story after heart-wrenching story about veterans treated as if their sacrifices for our country do not matter.”