Evan Allen

Allen covers law enforcement and breaking news in Boston and around New England. She joined the Globe in 2011 after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in writing, literature and publishing. In her time at the Globe, she has covered several metrowest towns and major news events including the Boston Marathon bombings.

Latest stories

Man, 24, fatally shot in Boston

By Evan Allen , Globe Staff

The man was one of six people hit by gunfire in separate cases during a violent holiday weekend in Boston.

Diversity in ranks limited, Mass. police try to build links

By Milton J. Valencia and Evan Allen , Globe Staff

Against the backdrop of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., officials acknowledge they have struggled for years to diversify local departments.

Dawnn Jaffier’s life of service recalled by mourners

By Evan Allen , Globe Staff

More than 200 mourners gathered at a Mattapan church to mourn the 26-year-old.

In a flurry of shots, a young life cut short

By Evan Allen , Globe Staff

Less than 24 hours after dancing at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, Dawnn Jaffier would lie bleeding to death on a Boston street.