Assistant News Editor

L. Kim Tan

Kim Tan is editor of Globe South, a regional news and features section serving 48 cities and towns south of Boston. An editor at the Globe since 2000, he previously worked as a reporter at the Boston Herald, covering various beats, then as a journalism professor in Singapore, where he helped found its first university student-run campus newspaper.

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This bright light extinguished, never forgotten

By , Globe Staff

When you cover 100 homicides a year, you don’t remember many of the victims. I never forgot Lena Bruce.

The commute from Scituate, by car and train

By and Johanna Seltz , Globe Staff and Correspondent

On the Wednesday after Labor Day, two Globe reporters set out in Scituate for the morning commute to Boston — one in a Chevy van, the other on an MBTA train. Here are their stories.

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Gaining new appreciation for Singapore’s titan

By , Globe Staff

Lee Kuan Yew’s greatness was in realizing early his vision for Singapore and seizing the day.

In Baltic cities, ‘free’ guided tours are worthwhile

By , Globe Staff

Available in a handful of cities in the Baltics and northern Europe, guided walks are billed as “free” tours, but participants are welcome to tip.