Senior Deputy Managing Editor, Local News

Jennifer Peter

Peter is senior deputy managing editor for local news, overseeing the Globe’s coverage of government, politics, education, crime, religion, and everyday life in Boston, the suburbs, and beyond. She previously worked as the Globe’s city editor, political editor, and co-leader of one of the newspaper’s regional sections, after a 12-year career as a reporter in Boston, Virginia, Connecticut, and Idaho.

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About the series

By , Globe Staff

Five Boston Globe reporters, as well as a team of photographers, videographers, and data visualization specialists, spent the year focused on the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester, a neighborhood often identified with the violence that has erupted there with disconcerting regularity over the decades, despite repeated city efforts to quell it.