Anne Mostue

Producer/Reporter

Anne Mostue’s work in radio journalism has taken her from black bear dens in the North Woods of Maine to the streets of Seoul and San Juan. 

Anne's work has aired nationally on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, The Takeaway and internationally on the BBC. Before joining WGBH in April 2012, Anne was a news reporter and producer for New England Public Radio and, prior to that, for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Anne has won nine awards for hard news, spot news, public affairs, feature, series and investigative reporting from the The Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters. She holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University. Anne also speaks Spanish.

When she's not reporting, Anne loves to run, play the cello and hear live music. She was born in Boston, grew up in and around the city, and lives there now.

Phone: 617-300-2337

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11:07 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Boston Clergy Create Day Shelters for Homeless

Boston Warm shelter in the basement of Old South Church in Copley Square.
Credit Anne Mostue

With snow and bitter cold blanketing the city, local churches are opening new daytime shelters for the homeless who left Boston Harbor's Long Island. WGBH Radio’s Anne Mostue brings us this story on the continuing response to the city's homeless crisis. 

It’s a weekday morning in the basement of Old South Church in Copley Square. About 50 people are sitting on couches and chairs, chatting and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A 53-year-old man named John is reading a novel.

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10:27 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Cold Complicates Boston Homeless Census

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh walks on the Boston homeless census.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and about 300 volunteers were out in the cold Wednesday night to count the number of homeless living on the streets of Boston.

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Local News
8:57 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Boston 2024 Olympics: Many Questions, Few Answers At Southie Meeting

A young Boston resident asks the panel a question at a meeting about the 2024 Boston Olympics in South Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

For three hours, Boston residents approached a microphone in the Condon Elementary School cafeteria in South Boston, expressing support, concern and confusion with regard to Boston hosting the 2024 summer games.

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Politics & Government
3:39 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Charlie Baker Plays To The Crowd, Talks Snow, MBTA

Gov. Charlie Baker talks before a speech to the New England Council.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Gov. Charlie Baker diverted from his usual speech topics of energy, development and education Thursday to address what was obviously on the audience’s mind — the weather and the MBTA.

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Local News
8:22 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Ice Dams Wearing On Homeowners, Insurance Companies

An ice dam forms on a slate roof.
Credit Dmcroof / Wikimedia Commons

The snow is inconvenient. The ice is dangerous. And it’s not just falling icicles. For some homeowners, ice is making its way indoors.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Gov. Baker Puts 500 National Guard Members On Snow Duty; Still Has MBTA In His Sights

Snow falls on the State House in Boston.
Credit Edgar B. Herwick III / WGBH News

Governor Charlie Baker activated 500 members of the Nation Guard Tuesday to assist communities in eastern Massachusetts recover from the record-setting snow of the last two weeks.

50, four-person teams will deploy to help dig out hydrants and other critical pieces of infrastructure.

The remaining 300 guard members will operate heavy machinery to aid in snow removal across the hardest hit areas of the state, especially Boston’s South Shore.

Baker said the state has purchased two snow melters capable of dissolving up to 25 large truckloads of snow per hour.

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11:46 am
Tue February 10, 2015

What Will Mass. Do With All This Snow?

Snow accumulates on the statue of former Boston mayor Kevin White at Faneuil Hall.
Credit Phillip Martin / WGBH News

Even though the snow has stopped falling, plows continue to work around the clock. Among the pressing questions: where to put all the snow, and how to move more of it faster?

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Local News
11:20 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Storm Update From Framingham's MEMA Bunker

UPDATED, 4pm: According to the National Weather Service:  

Snow falling at the rate of a half-inch  to an inch per hour will continue into the evening, especially across eastern Massachusetts. 

Snow will end in western MA by midnight and by approximately 7 a.m. tomorrow in eastern Massachusetts.

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Local News
7:56 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Boston's 1st Public Olympic Meeting Was Spirited, But Tinged With Frustration

Residents of Boston are getting their first chance to hear -- in the flesh -- about the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Hundreds of people crowded into a meeting at Suffolk Law School on a frigid Thursday night for a chance to attend the meeting. Many were sent to an overflow room upstairs.

The event is the first of nine scheduled by the mayor. It was rescheduled twice because of snowstorms.

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11:03 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Expect A Slow, Snowy Afternoon Commute

Trains were arriving and departing on time at South Station this morning, despite the weather
Phillip Martin WGBH

UPDATE via Associated Press- 11:30 am: Amtrak has canceled four trains operating between New York and Boston during the winter storm. However, it said passengers were accommodated on other, closely scheduled trains. A spokeswoman said the cancellations affected Acela Express and Northeast Regional service operating in both directions Monday between Boston and New York. The rail service says it will re-evaluate plans as conditions warrant.

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Local News
3:16 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

MBTA Struggles Back To Service After Blizzard

An MBTA bus waits at Sullivan Square on Wednesday.
Credit Edgar B. Herwick III / WGBH News

A train car filled with smoke and passengers kicked out windows to escape an MBTA Red Line train Thursday morning.

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1:38 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Cleaning Up After The Blizzard of 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker talks with MEMA staff on Monday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Update, 5:00 p.m., January 28, 2015: MEMA officials are focusing on the coast. Some flew with the governor to Nantucket to assess the damage, according to spokesman Peter Judge.

Update, 1:00 p.m., January 28, 2015: Most shelters are closing, as power is back on it most homes. A high of 36,000 outages has fallen to just a few thousand. The National Guard is still assisting along the coast and MEMA is assessing the damage and deciding whether to ask the federal government for assistance.

Even though the snow has stopped falling, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency officials are working around the clock to make decisions with Gov. Charlie Baker about shelters, road clearing, National Guard deployment and public transportation. They do it all from a bunker, 40 feet below ground, in Framingham.

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6:02 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Baker Lifts Travel Ban, MBTA To Run Wednesday

Gov. Charlie Baker has lifted the statewide travel ban as of midnight tonight — but that doesn’t mean you should hop in your car just yet.

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1:34 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Driving Ban Lifted In Western Mass.; Officials Brace For 4 PM High Tides

The coast in Cohasset.
Credit Cristina Quinn / WGBH News

Governor Charlie Baker, speaking from Mass. Emergency Management bunker in Framingham, has lifted the driving ban, but only in the Western parts of the state.  

The governor says it’s now safe to drive on roads in Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties.

“We are really at this point dealing with two storms,’ said Baker, “There’s a storm west of Worcester that’s pretty moderate, manageable and pretty well dealt with and there’s a storm Worcester East.”

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7:50 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Nantucket Clocks 78 MPH Winds; Sandwich Receives Heaviest Reported Snow Fall

Nantucket
Credit Halava / Wikimedia Commons

Governor Charlie Baker, speaking from the Framingham emergency bunker, says that as the snow continues to fall heavily, there have not been any major emergencies or injuries.

The largest snowfall and winds are on the coast, where there will be another high tide cycle at 4 o’clock.

Until then, the governor says he’s cautiously optimistic.

Only about 150 people are staying in the 40 warming shelters set up around the state. And MEMA, the Red Cross and utilities are monitoring power outages on large screens in the command center.

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8:29 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Staying Clean and Sober, Off Long Island

Jeannie and Rebecca lived at a halfway house on Long Island before the bridge closed.

Since the closure of Boston Harbor’s Long Island in October, there’s been much debate over how to care for the homeless people who resided there. But the island also hosted another 200 people in substance abuse recovery programs. In fact, Long Island housed about a third of the women’s recovery programs in Greater Boston. Now there’s a critical shortage of detox beds.

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3:45 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Scant Details Emerge From Boston's 2024 Olympics Bid

A rendering of the proposed 2024 Olympics.
Boston 2024

It was a celebration not without surprise when the U.S. Olympic Committee named Boston for its 2024 Summer Games bid.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

US Olympic Committee Endorses Boston 2024 Bid

UPDATE: 6:55 PM, 1/8/15 

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28-year gap.

During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, USOC board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, all of which have been lobbying to become the American choice for more than a year.

Boston joins Rome as the only other city that has officially decided to bid. Germany will submit either Hamburg or Berlin, with France and Hungary among those also considering bids. The International Olympic Committee will award the Games in 2017.

America's last two attempts to land the Games resulted in embarrassments - fourth-place finishes for New York (2012) and Chicago (2016).

UPDATE: 6:40 PM, 1/8/15: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued the following statement: "It is an exceptional honor for Boston to be chosen as the U.S.representative in the running for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This selection is in recognition of our city's talent, diversity and global leadership. Our goal is to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston hopes to welcome the world's greatest athletes to one of the world's great cities."

UPDATE: 4 PM, 1/8/15: Right now, the eyes of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC are on… the Denver Airport. That's where the US Olympic Committee is meeting to choose a city to represent the US in the bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. The 15-member committee has given itself 5 hours to make the decision, so it should be done by 8PM Eastern Time. Then they'll board a plane to the chosen city and hold a press conference in the morning. We'll keep you posted with any news today. There's been no shortage of controversy over whether Boston should host the Olympics.

The United States Olympic Committee will decide which city it will nominate to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games today. Boston is in the running, and the committee will soon hold a mysterious, private meeting in Denver to decide.

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4:30 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Casino Lawsuit: Meanwhile In Everett...

The mayor of Everett ceremoniously welcomed Wynn Resorts as the city’s casino developer on Tuesday afternoon, one day after the City of Boston filed a lawsuit against the state gaming commission. 

Governor-elect Charlie Baker says traffic congestion in Charlestown is a big concern of his as it relates to the casino. At an event in Providence on Tuesday, he said he was not familiar with the details of the Boston lawsuit but said Sullivan Square was of concern because "it's a fairly small, very complex intersection."

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4:16 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Long Island Bridge Demolition Begins

The soon to be demolished Long Island bridge.

Demolition began on the bridge to Boston Harbor’s Long Island on Monday, which was once home to 700 homeless people in shelters and treatment programs. 

Crews are out removing utility lines from the bridge this week, and reinstalling them underwater. Workers will disassemble the steel span, leaving the piers.

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4:14 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Boston Prepares For First Night Festivities, Protests

Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans talks about safety precautions for First Night.
Credit Howard Powell / WGBH News

Wednesday night the City of Boston will welcome the New Year with its annual First Night Celebration. The usual street closures and parking bans will take effect in different parts of the city, but officials are expecting something new: protestors.

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THE REWIND
9:08 am
Tue December 30, 2014

A Look Back At The Family Feud That Nearly Ended Market Basket

A message lines the shelves at the Somerville Market Basket.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

Family feuds aren't necessarily newsworthy. But the one involving Market Basket's Demoulas family was arguably the top local news story of the year. It had a little of everything: a power struggle between brothers, a worker protest that nearly brought down 71 grocery stores, and a resolution that seemed to please everyone.

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1:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

1980's Wetlands Preservation Legislation Often Falls Short

Taunton Conservation agent Michele Restino holds up reed canary grass, an invasive species slowly infiltrating a wetland replacement area on the property of Holy Family Parish Center. The constructed area was designed to replace wetlands altered during t
Credit NECIR

Back in the early 1980s, Massachusetts became a leader in the national environmental movement. State environmental officials promised to do what no state had ever done: stop new development from removing swamps, marshes, and other environmentally critical wetlands. Developers were required to replace wetlands they disturb. But the results have been spotty.

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4:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

National Meningitis Outbreak Leads To 14 Mass. Indictments

Some of the employees of a Framingham compounding pharmacy responsible for a national meningitis outbreak have been charged with murder. 64 people died and more than 700 became ill after receiving contaminated steroids. After a 2-year investigation, federal officials made arrests today, arriving at homes before sunrise.

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4:58 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Touring Boston's Temporary Homeless Shelter

The shelter at the South End Fitness Center
Credit Anne Mostue

A day after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh revealed the location of Boston’s new homeless shelter, WGBH took a tour of the existing temporary facility – the South End Fitness Center. 

  It’s not quite time to pack up the long rows of military-green cots in this gymnasium, but come the end of January, at least 100 shelter residents will be able to move to a new shelter at 112 Southampton Street.

“I’m not totally disgusted with the way my life is now. I’m optimistic things will get better.”

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5:30 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

South Bay To Be Site Of New Homeless Shelter

The South Bay area in South Boston.
Credit Google Maps

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, after weeks of tense meetings with the homeless and residents of several neighborhoods, has announced the location of a new shelter to replace beds lost in the evacuation of Boston Harbor’s Long Island in October.
 
The new shelter will be at 112 Southampton Street, just off Interstate 93, near the South Bay Shopping Center. It will soon be renovated to accommodate 490 emergency shelter beds, and people will be able to sleep there as soon as mid-January.
 

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4:22 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

DOJ: 80 Percent Of Campus Sexual Assaults Go Unreported

A report released today from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police.
 
Rape happens more to young women between the ages of 18 and 24 than to any other age group, researchers say. And when a woman is assaulted on a college campus, and decides to report, she could go to campus police, off-campus police, a professor  or someone else. That’s where it’s difficult to track numbers.
 

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Politics & Government
2:06 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Walsh Makes Brian Golden Permanent BRA Director

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has appointed Brian Golden director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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4:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Boston Homeless Crisis Remains Unresolved, Plans Meet Resistance From Residents

Dorchester residents attend a meeting about the future of displaced homeless after the closing of the Long Island bridge.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

During his campaign, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh emphasized his experiences in recovery, and talked about his sympathy for those who are down and out. But now, those same issues are overwhelming his administration. After three public meetings, there’s no consensus on what to do with the 700 homeless people evacuated from the Long Island Shelter in Boston Harbor. And it’s getting colder outside.

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9:24 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Dorchester Residents Respond To Homeless Crisis

Rev. Miniard Culpepper addresses a Dorchester meeting about plans for a homeless shelter to house displaced Long Island shelter residents.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The city held its third and final public meeting Thursday night to address the homeless shelter crisis brought about by the closure of the Long Island bridge — resulting in a shortage of 700 beds, including more than two hundred detox and transitional beds.

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