Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

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Capital Source

A meeting of the mayors

By , Globe Staff

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ulisses Correia e Silva, mayor of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, will sign a sister-city agreement.

Off the beat

Fan ‘songs’ give unusual, often off-key backing to candidates

By , Globe Staff

Some supporters of presidential candidates have unique ways of showing their affection.


Get a great deal on a N.H. hotel room — by running for president

By , Globe Staff

Republican National Comitteeman Steve Duprey offers a perk to candidates who stay at one of his hotels: A deeply discounted room rate.

Off the beat

Rand Paul targets voters . . . and targets

By , Globe Staff

In New Hampshire, candidates make the rounds at a gun range.