Laura Crimaldi

Laura Crimaldi joined the Globe staff in 2014 after working as a business and news producer for A graduate of Smith College, Crimaldi has been covering news in New England since 2001.

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A man determined to choose violence. A cop determined to live a good life

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Only three years apart in age, the police officer and the career criminal accused of killing him could not have been more different.

Lawyer for man accused of killing grandparents, mom, and caretaker cites mental illness

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Orion Krause, 23, faces a maximum of four life sentences without the possibility of parole if convicted of first-degree murder for each death.

At least it’s not tourist season: Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard dogged by breakdowns

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The boat trip between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard is only 7 miles, but in recent weeks some Steamship Authority ferries have struggled struggling to make journey.

Car damaged by a pothole? The city might pay you back

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Three motorists who received the maximum payout — $5,000 — hit potholes in Charlestown, including a man who was driving a 2005 Lamborghini Murciélago.