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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As East Cambridge develops, its politics shift further left

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Change is afoot in large swaths of Cambridge, as buildings rise in Kendall Square and homeowners see property values skyrocket.

Gloucester police chief leaves nonprofit after forced leave

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The city’s mayor placed Leonard Campanello on indefinite administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Winners announced for opioid crisis hack-a-thon

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Nineteen teams pitched ideas to help combat the country’s rising opioid epidemic.

Hack-a-thon yields ideas to combat opioid crisis

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At stake: $5,000 to help five winning teams turn their conceptual innovations into reality.