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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Healey collecting testimonials from same-sex couples

By , Globe Staff

The social media campaign seeks to help make the case to the US Supreme Court that marriage should be a constitutional right for same-sex couples.

Get MBTA going before long-term talks, Baker says

By , Globe Staff

Governor Baker said his priority is getting the MBTA running again before talks about how to better fund the system.

Ayanna Pressley asking for your vote — in national competition

By , Globe Staff

The Boston councilor has been named one of six national finalists for EMILY’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

Man killed in Jamaica Plain ‘was trying to change his life’

By Laura Crimaldi and , Globe Staff

Josiah Zachery is accused of fatally shooting the man, then opening fire on a police officer.