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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
3:37 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mattapan Frowns On Homeless Shelter

Cleve Rea, a homeless man displaced by the closing of the Long Island shelter.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

City officials in Boston held their second public meeting Tuesday night as they grapple with the sudden closure of the Long Island shelter. But for all the urgency to address the surge in Boston’s homelessness, finding how best to do that is proving difficult.

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Local News
6:49 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Market Basket Just Gobbles Up Thanksgiving Customers

Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

It’s usually crowded at a grocery store around Thanksgiving, but throw in a storm and it’s mayhem. Lots of last-minute supplies. That was the case at the Burlington outpost of the Market Basket chain, which just this Summer almost closed due to a famous family feud.

 Hard pressed shoppers are quick with their stories:

“Some cheese, Velveeta cheese, aluminum foil and some milk.”

“I bought some lobsters, fruit and vegetables. Laughs. For the holiday. It’s just my family, they do not like turkey that much.”

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Local News
5:05 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

As The Temperature Drops, Boston's Displaced Homeless Rally For Shelter And Info

Men and women who were living at the Long Island homeless shelter gathered on City Hall Plaza Wednesday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

About 100 homeless people and their advocates rallied from City Hall Plaza to the State House Wednesday seeking solutions to the problems that have arisen in the wake of the unexpected forced closing of Boston's Long Island homeless shelter.

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LOCAL NEWS
6:39 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

After Shelter Closure, Homeless Outreach Not Just About Replacing Beds

Dr. David Munson treats homeless patients on the streets of Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News


Boston Common might be an unusual place to care for patients, but that’s where Dr. David Munson and caseworker Carlos Morales spend their weekday afternoons, walking the streets of Boston, caring for the homeless. 

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Local News
5:32 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Former Long Island Shelter Residents Frustrated With Boston Officials

Long Island

Tension is still high between Boston officials and homeless men and women who have been displaced from a Boston Harbor Island after the city held its first meeting Wednesday night to address the October 8 closure of the Long Island bridge.

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Animals
4:17 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine As Stocks Dwindle

Fishermen Ed Stewart (left) and Tannis Goodsen mend groundfishing nets on Merrill Wharf, in Portland, Maine, last November.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 2:13 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown, Mass., up to the Canadian border, in an effort to reverse plummeting numbers of the iconic fish in the Gulf of Maine.

Starting Thursday, no fishermen — commercial or recreational — may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod for the next six months. Local cod fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, say the government hasn't done enough to maintain cod populations, and they challenge NOAA's cod counts.

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Local News
5:52 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Feds Shut Down Cod Fishing Off New England Coast

Fishing boats are seen at the Commercial Fishing Pier, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Portsmouth, N.H.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Cole

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown up to the Canadian border. No fishermen – commercial or recreational – may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod.

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Politics & Government
8:18 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Seth Moulton Victory Brings 'Fresh Air' To Mass. Congressional Delegation

Seth Moulton prepares to give his victory speech in Salem Tuesday night.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Voters on Boston's North Shore are sending Democrat Seth Moulton to Washington to represent them in Congress. Political newcomer Moulton beat Republican Veteran Richard Tisei by a solid 15 points.

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Local News
12:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Neither Cold, Nor Rain, Nor Wind, Nor Snow Could Keep Bostonians Away From Tom Menino's Wake

Mourners line up to pay respects to former Mayor Thomas Menino at Faneuil Hall Sunday.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Despite a classic dose of nasty New England weather, the mood at former Mayor Tom Menino’s wake was resolute and upbeat. Many who waited more than an hour to pay their respects shared stories from the mayor’s 20 years in office. Glenda Allen from Allston says she loved how casual he was. She met Menino when she moved here from the Caribbean:

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Local News
12:03 am
Mon November 3, 2014

History Unfolds Yet Again In Faneuil Hall As Boston Honored Mayor Menino

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick pays his respects at the wake of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino at Faneuil Hall, in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Angela Rowlings, Pool

In the city’s first snowfall of the year, thousands of people held umbrellas and huddled for warmth as they waited to go inside Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall to pay tribute to Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

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Local News
6:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Examining Menino's Record On Boston Public Schools

Former Mayor Tom Menino reads to students in 2013.
Credit James Edwards / WGBH News

After 20 years at the helm of Boston, Tom Menino left an impressive legacy. Nothing, however, meant more to him than improvements to the Boston Public Schools. His legacy: lower dropout rates, higher standardized test scores, even the controversial extended school day. 

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Local News
3:56 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Tsarnaev-Friend Robel Phillipos Found Guilty Of Lying To Law Enforcement

Robel Phillipos walks out of federal court in South Boston on Oct. 28, 2014 with his lawyers and family.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,  was found guilty on Tuesday of both counts of lying to FBI agents who interrogated him after the bombings.
 

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