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

He was allegedly beaten by TD Garden security. He may not be alone

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A guard allegedly beat a disabled homeless man in Dec., and interviews suggest the alleged attack may be part of a pattern of abuse.

Some are taking opioids meant for pets

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Much of the medication prescribed to animals is the same medication prescribed to humans.

Police decision to pull back on social media monitoring draws praise

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“I think they listen to the community,” said City Councilor Andrea Campbell.

Dorchester man, 19, is city’s first homicide of 2017

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The man became Boston’s first homicide victim of 2017 after he was shot near the community center in the Orchard Gardens housing development.