Senior Assistant Metro Editor
Allen directs the investigative reporting team in the Metro department. During 19 years at the Globe, he has covered medicine as well as the environment and served for three years on the Spotlight investigative team. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1997-98.
By Andrea Estes and Scott Allen , Globe Staff
A new federal indictment charges John J. O’Brien with bribing top state legislators by giving jobs to their supporters.
By Shawn Musgrave , Globe Correspondent
The technology helps police better respond to crimes and violations, but the lack of regulations is raising privacy concerns.
By Sean P. Murphy and Scott Allen , Globe Staff
Developer Joe Fallon brought buildings and jobs to Fan Pier where others could not. But that doesn’t explain his no bid rights to another Seaport parcel.
By Scott Allen , Globe Staff
Almost three years after the patronage scandal, the agency is still trying to erase the legacy of cronyism, secrecy, and ineptitude from 12 years under John J. O’Brien.