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

Teens allegedly hit as warning, punishment at DYS site

By Astead W. Herndon, and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

In assaults staff dubbed “orange chicken,” teens were hit on the bare buttocks with an orange sandal, according to prosecutors.

Family didn’t realize that man slain near their home was a relative

By , Globe Staff

It was only after David Stewart, 22, didn’t come home that night that they figured out what happened.

Boston Public Library taps San Jose official as president

By , Globe Staff

The Board of Trustees called Jill Bourne a “star” with creative fund-raising chops and a commitment to diversity.

Keosha Gilmore was killed by childhood friend whom she did not want to date, prosecutor says

By , Globe Correspondent

Furious that his childhood friend had spurned his romantic advances, Christopher M. Jackson allegedly decided that Keosha N. Gilmore had to die. And so, on Feb. 19, 2012, as Gilmore, 25, sat in a car on Alabama Street in Mattapan with her boyfriend, Jackson strode up to the car and fired two shots through the window, hitting her in the head and chest, according to prosecutors in Dorchester Municipal Court, where Jackson was arraigned on murder charges Monday morning. Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren called the killing “a premeditated act of unspeakable violence.’’Jackson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. Judge Rosalind Miller ordered him held without bail.