Vernal Coleman

Vernal Coleman is a reporter on The Boston Globe’s investigative quick-strike team. He he joined the Globe in 2019 after covering homelessness, mental health and breaking news for The Seattle Times. He has also written for The Star-Ledger in New Jersey and the Seattle Weekly.

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Final audit says RMV has given low priority for years to violations by Mass. drivers in other states

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The audit into why the Registry failed to suspend the license of a driver before he got into a New Hampshire crash in June that killed seven people said the roots of the problem at the RMV went back years.

N.H. suspends 900 licenses after review, but Sununu says it’s a ‘different situation’ than Mass.

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New Hampshire officials say they have moved to clean up backlogs and tighten up processes at the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles after flaws highlighted by a horrific fatal crash in June and the resulting uproar in Massachusetts.

Consultants assessing T safety come with high price tag

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The agency has agreed to pay a group led by former US transportation secretary Ray LaHood $35,000 a month in consulting fees as part of a contract agreement signed last week.

RMV worker saw alert on Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, but took no action

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The employee spent seven seconds in Zhukovskyy’s driving record and closed out of the file without making changes — missing a chance to strip him of his license weeks before a June 21 crash in Randolph, N.H., which killed seven bikers.