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Evan Allen

Allen covers law enforcement and breaking news in Boston and around New England. She joined the Globe in 2011 after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in writing, literature and publishing. In her time at the Globe, she has covered several metrowest towns and major news events including the Boston Marathon bombings.

Latest stories

Some are taking opioids meant for pets

By , Globe Staff

Much of the medication prescribed to animals is the same medication prescribed to humans.

Police decision to pull back on social media monitoring draws praise

By and , Globe Staff

“I think they listen to the community,” said City Councilor Andrea Campbell.

Dorchester man, 19, is city’s first homicide of 2017

By , Globe Staff

The man became Boston’s first homicide victim of 2017 after he was shot near the community center in the Orchard Gardens housing development.

First Night preparations draw hundreds to downtown Boston

By Olivia Arnold and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

Hundreds of Boston residents and visitors braved the Saturday cold to check out First Night preparations in Copley Square and the Boston Common.