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
4:32 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Blackstone Woman Held On Fetal Death Concealment Charges

The home on St. Paul Street in Blackstone, MA, where the bodies of 3 infants were found.
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A woman who lived at a squalid Massachusetts home where the bodies of three infants were found has been ordered held without bail.

  Erika Murray, 31, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment in Uxbridge District Court on several charges including fetal death concealment out of wedlock, witness intimidation, misleading a police officer, animal cruelty and two counts of permitting substantial injury to a child.

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Local News
8:44 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Hospital Coalition Asks AG's Office To Reject Partners Settlement

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A coalition of health providers is asking Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to reject a settlement with the state’s largest hospital and physician’s network. The coalition detailed their concerns in a Superior Court filing today.

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Local News
9:24 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Fast-Food Workers Rally For Higher Wages

Fast-food workers rally for higher wages in Downtown Crossing.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

Around the country yesterday, more than 100 fast-food protesters were arrested for disorderly conduct during organized rallies. Nine were arrested peacefully in Boston.

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Local News
9:09 am
Thu September 4, 2014

A Renewed Effort To Connect Mass. Veterans With Services

Suzanne Katz speaks with veterans at an expo at Beverly High School.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

While the U.S. is pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Massachusetts is welcoming home an influx of veterans. And that means a renewed effort to connect them with educational and social programs. A closer look at the unique financial issues veterans face.

By the end of 2030, Massachusetts is expected see nearly 50,000 veterans come home. And some of them will come to fairs like this one at Beverly High School.

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Local News
4:43 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

For Market Basket Workers, A Taste Of Victory

Market Basket workers returned to work on Thursday, following a six week stand-off between board members and Arthur T. Demoulas.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

The Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury was buzzing again on Thursday, but not with protesting employees. After six weeks, they’re back to work, now that Arthur T. Demoulas is under contract to buy the company and reclaim his CEO position. 

The anticipation in the crowd was palpable as hundreds of Market Basket workers waited to see and hear from their beloved CEO Arthur T. on Thursday morning. He pulled up in a black car to loud cheers.

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Local News
11:01 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Triumphant Arthur T. Demoulas Addresses Market Basket 'Insurgents'

Arthur T. Demoulas hugs a supporter after addressing protesting Market Basket employees.
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Arthur T. Demoulas, the once and future CEO of the Market Basket chain, addressed hundreds of employees protesting on his behalf Thursday in Tewksbury, thanking them for their loyalty after striking a $1.5 billion deal to purchase the half of the company controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

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Local News
7:52 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Market Basket Board Reaches Settlement With Arthur T. Demoulas

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, shopping carts are arranged forming the letters ATD in the parking lot of a Market Basket Supermarket in North Andover, Mass., Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
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The Market Basket shareholders and board of directors signed a deal late Wednesday to sell the grocery chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion.

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Local News
8:57 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Market Basket Employee Files Complaint With National Labor Relations Board

Market Basket employees protest in Tewksbury Monday.
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Market Basket employee Karen Bostwick, of Tewksbury, has filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, contending current Market Basket management is “violating the right to picket and strike.”

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Local News
9:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Market Basket Crisis Drags On After Scuttled Board Meeting

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The bitter standoff between factions of the family that owns the Market Basket grocery chain continues, even after ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas submitted his final bid on Friday.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas Submits Final Market Basket Bid

Market Basket in Somerville.
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The bitter five-week standoff that has cost thousands of Market Basket workers their jobs and prompted a customer boycott may be drawing to a close.

Ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas submitted a final offer to buy his family’s grocery chain on Friday. The details of the offer have not been made public.

A Market Basket representative says the board is scheduled to meet Sunday or early next week to discuss his final bid.

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Local News
4:54 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

For One Market Basket Vendor, Business Gets Personal

Extra Virgin Foods imports food, like olives and olive oil from Greece.
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 While demand for their products has diminished over the past 5 weeks, Market Basket vendors are openly announcing that they won’t deliver to the dysfunctional grocery chain anymore. WGBH Radio’s Anne Mostue has been covering the story and explains how business is getting personal.

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Local News
4:56 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Can Political Pressure Save The Market Basket Board From Itself?

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What’s really going on in the Market Basket Board room? Political pressure, economic pressure and community pressure are mounting on the Board of Directors.

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Market Basket
5:07 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Market Basket Board Enters Fifth Week Of Negotiations

The law firm of Ropes & Gray at the Prudential Center
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  The Market Basket Board of Directors concluded yet another day of deliberations today after the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire intervened over the weekend to resolve the management dispute that has all but halted business for a month.

The Market Basket Board attempted to discreetly exit the law offices of their lawyers, Ropes & Gray, in the Prudential Center.

I caught up with one board member, Terry Carleton, as he left.

“I told you the meeting was over,” said Carleton, “That’s about all I can say.”

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Local News
4:18 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Disability Advocates, Neighborhood Group Clash Over Beacon Hill Sidewalk Ramps

Ramp construction begins on Beacon Hill, at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets.
Credit Howard Powell

Beacon Hill is under construction right now, as the city begins upgrading sidewalk ramps to make the neighborhood more accessible to people with disabilities. But the Beacon Hill Civic Association has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying the construction violates state law. It’s pitting residents against the city and historic architecture against construction innovations.

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Local News
9:11 am
Wed August 13, 2014

How One Family Of Market Basket Workers Is Coping Without Work

From left: Sue, Mike and Julie Pieslak, all Market Basket employees protesting the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

The drama in the Market Basket standoff has impacted thousands of families – beyond the Demoulas – to their workers and customers. Some are those who can least afford to shop at more expensive grocery stores. And one family’s entire livelihood depends on their Market Basket paychecks. 

Sue and Mike Pieslak are truly a Market Basket family.

“I started at 16-years-old in Haverhill, the Haverhill Westgate Market Basket and then at 19 I went up to the main office to be an executive secretary, and that's still wht I'm doing," Sue said.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Market Basket Protesters Optimistic, Even Without Paychecks

Market Basket employees protest in Tewksbury.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The drama in the Market Basket standoff forced the company to issue an unusual statement today. The new co-CEOs ordered all store directors to make sure workers know they are still employees and they have not been laid off. At the same time, co-CEO Felicia Thornton instructed store directors to reduce hours of its workforce to meet appropriate staffing levels for its stores. All this comes as some workers are in their third week of walking off their jobs in support of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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Local News
12:01 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Drunk Or Incapacitated? Gillette Stadium Partying Spurs Legal Fight

the holding area outside the Foxborough Police Department during the New England Country Music Festival.
Credit Courtesy David Milton

The town of Foxboro is in the midst of a messy lawsuit over the definition of public drunkenness, or “incapacitation.” And some of its biggest summer concerts at Gillette Stadium have yet to take place.

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Politics & Government
5:42 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Drama Follows O'Brien Probation Conviction

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz speaks.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH News

The former head of the probation department and two of his deputies were convicted Thursday on charges they rigged the department's hiring process to favor unqualified candidates with political connections.

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Local News
8:31 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Devens Sound Stage Promises Boon To Bay State Film Industry

A sound stage at New England Studios in Devens.

State tax incentives for the film industry continue to draw big, box-office names to make movies here, but there’s long been something missing: a sound stage. Now, a company called New England Studios has unveiled a massive sound stage complex in the northwest suburbs, with plans to expand.

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Local News
8:26 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Neighbors Grieve 7 Lost In Lowell Apartment Fire

Four adults and three children died in a fast-moving apartment fire in Lowell on Thursday. Nine others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Thursday's early morning fire in Lowell took place in the heart of the Cambodian community, which has the highest concentration of that immigrant population in the eastern part of the U.S. 

The four adults and three children who died in the fire are believed to be Cambodian. Throughout the day on Thursday, neighbors and friends gathered behind the yellow police tape to watch fire fighters put out the smoking embers.

Jacqueline Khounesavath lives across the street.

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Local News
12:40 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

7 Dead In Lowell Apartment Fire

Firefighters work the scene of of fire in Lowell.
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Authorities say four adults and three children have died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire, and nine others have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is pledging to conduct a "long and thorough review" into Thursday morning's fire in Lowell that had tenants jump or hand children to safety.

She says it will be a "fairly long time" before the victims are identified.

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Wine, Wi-Fi And Other Efforts To Bring People Back to Small Town Centers

Needham Center
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The future of small-town main streets still relies heavily on the “shop local” movement. Take the thriving centers of Wellesley or Concord, for instance. But other towns are struggling to sustain a thriving downtown.

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Local News
8:13 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Forces Boston To Reschedule July 4th Celebration

Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, looms over Florida.
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The Fourth of July celebration on the Esplanade in Boston has been moved up to Thursday, though the fireworks may be held until Saturday. With the storm now called a Hurricane Arthur, state police and event organizers want to be sure festivities are safe.

After a day of deliberations and weather forecasts, officials decided it was best to reschedule the Fourth of July festivities, but plans are still tentative. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben says the concert is either happening today or not at all. It can’t be rescheduled for Saturday.

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Local News
3:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

July 4th Esplanade Security Stays At 2013 Levels

Fireworks shoot over the Hatch Shell in Boston during the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert rehearsal, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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A possible tropical storm aside, this year’s Fourth of July Esplanade celebration will look similar to last year’s.

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Local News
5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Brave New World: Preparing For A Post-Buffer Zone Reality

Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston.
Credit Anne Mostue / WGBH

The United States Supreme Court today struck down a Massachusetts law that created buffer zones around abortion clinics. 

In front of the large Planned Parenthood building on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, there’s a painted, yellow line 35 feet from the door. It’s the line anti-abortion activists have not been allowed to cross-- the so-called buffer zone.

Ray Neary stands behind it, holding a sign with an image of a fetus. He says he isn’t sure when the Supreme Court ruling goes into effect but he hopes to step over the line soon.

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4:45 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

East Boston, Revere React To Casino Ballot Question

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Residents on both sides of the casino debate are to Tuesday’s state Supreme Judicial Court ruling that voters will decide the fate of casinos.

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Local News
5:07 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Endangered Turtles Released Into Sudbury Refuge

One of the Blandings turtles released in Sudbury.
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Massachusetts isn’t home to many endangered species, but one, the Blanding’s turtle, is on the “threatened” list. On Monday, middle school students and Mass Audubon released two Blanding’s turtles they incubated. They hope giving the turtles a healthy start will help them thrive, and reproduce, in the wild.

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Local News
5:57 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Turning To Social Media For Answers In Disaster

National Transportation Safety Board workers investigate the plance crash in Bedford.
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Saturday night was another modern day example of phone, social media and old-fashioned neighborhood gawking to spread news, after the Gulfstream jet raced past the end of the runway, plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames. 

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8:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Hanscom Plane Crash Shakes Sleepy Bedford

National Transportation Safety Board workers investigate the plance crash in Bedford.
Credit Courtesy NTSB

As aviation officials continue to investigate the cause of a private plane that left seven dead at Hanscom Field Saturday night, the town of Bedford is recovering.

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Local News
8:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

On Loving And Losing The Boston Accent

A scene from The Fighter.

  The movie "Black Mass" has been filming in Boston and Cambridge for the last couple of weeks, with the list of actors slowly emerging. Just as important as transforming Johnny Depp into Whitey Bulger is getting him to talk like him- like a Bostonian. It’s one thing to film a movie in Boston; it’s another to get the accent right. And a bad Boston accent can ruin a movie.

There are only a few great Boston accents in films. Take The Departed, for example. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson worked with Hollywood dialect coach Tim Monich to affect the 1980s South Boston accent:

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