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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Alabama candidate to fund-raise in Boston

By , Globe Staff

A US Representative from Alabama is stopping in the Hub to raise cash this week.

In Vt., Bernie Sanders’ supporters urge him on

By , Globe Staff

Hillary Clinton has held a large lead for months, but that doesn’t hold sway in “Bernie country.”

Burlington College closes under unwanted spotlight

By , Globe Staff

These last two weeks, students have been scrambling to transfer to other colleges, while graduates rushed to save thesis projects.

Clinton-era welfare rule gets little notice in election

By , Globe Staff

About 10,000 people in the state lost their food assistance last month, thanks to a provision in the 1996 welfare law.