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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Karyn Polito sees active role as lieutenant governor

By , Globe Staff

Until Polito was sworn in this month, Mass. had been without a second-in-command for nearly two years.

2010 killing by police still haunts parents

By , Globe Staff

Though a federal inquiry was opened after a N.Y. policeman shot an Easton college student, the victim’s family is still waiting for answers.

What does Western Mass. want?

By , Globe Staff

Local leaders and residents have decried the one-size-fits-all solutions they say have often been driven by the needs of Boston.

Charlie Baker in misstep on heroin anecdote

By , Globe Staff

The wrenching story Gov. Baker told about an Easton teen who fell victim to opiate addiction wasn’t quite right.