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Nicole Dungca

Nicole Dungca works on the Globe’s projects and investigations team.

She joined the Globe’s newsroom in 2014 to write about transportation. She previously covered education and breaking news at The Oregonian, and has also written for The Providence Journal and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Latest stories

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Mass. marijuana industry is mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that

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The race to open Mattapan Square’s first pot shop raises questions about trust and who gets to cash in.

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Private citizens sometimes seek charges against their accusers in secret courts

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Massachusetts is one of a small number of states that allow private citizens to go before clerk magistrates to lodge serious criminal complaints that are vetted, and sometimes settled, in secretive hearings.

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Panel is charged with reviewing state’s ‘secret courts’

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Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey convened a “Trial Court Working Group” to review the way these hearings operate, according to court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue.

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County commissioner, Quincy official avoid charges at confidential court hearings

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A Plymouth county commissioner and a prominent Quincy city employee avoided criminal charges in private court hearings over the past several months.