Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald

Sean Philip Cotter

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Recent articles by Sean:

Man suffers life-threatening wounds in Braintree South Shore Plaza shooting: police

A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot at the crowded Braintree’s South Shore Plaza, and the gunman remains on the loose, according to police. → Read More

Boston Police commissioner search committee hears input

The search committee for the next Boston Police commissioner hasn't settled on any candidates yet, Mayor Michelle Wu said at the start of a meeting geared toward getting locals' opinions about what they want in the city's next top cop. → Read More

Boston begins working through hundreds of coronavirus mandate exemption requests

Mayor Michelle Wu's administration has begun to work its way through giving the thumbs up or down to hundreds of religious and medical exemptions for the city worker coronavirus vaccine mandate. → Read More

Protestors depart from Michelle Wu’s house — and end up at Ed Flynn’s

Flynn, of South Boston, is now the target of the anti-vaxxers' ire after a couple of different statements over the weekend in which he decried the tone the demonstrators were taking with Wu outside her house over the mayor's vaccine mandates. → Read More

Rachael Rollins cites drug, human trafficking as priorities as US attorney

U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins' main focuses as the state's top federal law-enforcement officer will be on violent crime and trafficking of people, drugs and guns, she told reporters in her first interview in the big new job, though she played it coy on several politically charged issues. → Read More

Boston hooks up 154 homeless with housing, but crowds remain at Mass and Cass

Mayor Michelle Wu said the city set 154 homeless people from Mass and Cass up with housing during its removal effort, though work — and crowds — remain in the troubled area where two death investigations are ongoing. → Read More

Boston clears tents from Mass. and Cass

The day dawned over the troubled streets of Mass and Cass lined with dozens of tents — but by dinnertime, crews were hauling pieces of the last sidewalk structure away. → Read More

Judge won’t stop Boston coronavirus vaccine mandate ahead of deadline

Mayor Michelle Wu's worker vaccine mandate will move ahead, a judge ruled just days before enforcement is due to begin. → Read More

Lydia Edwards to take state Senate seat

Lydia Edwards will soon be a state senator, becoming the first Black woman with a seat in the chamber in more than four years — and kicking off another soon-to-come special election to replace her on Boston City Council. → Read More

Mass. and Cass neighborhood on edge on eve of tent-removal deadline

Mayor Michelle Wu's Mass and Cass czar — who revealed that she'd only be with the city for six months — got pilloried in a meeting with neighborhood leaders the day before the city's deadline to dismantle the tent encampment in the troubled South End area. → Read More

Head of anti-vaccine-mandate Boston first responders group placed on leave

The Boston Police Department has put the most vocal critic of the city's vaccine mandate on leave amid an internal-affairs investigation a week ahead of the jab deadline. → Read More

Massachusetts coronavirus cases increase by 26,187, 2nd most of pandemic

Massachusetts coronavirus cases increase by 26,187, 2nd most of pandemic → Read More

Rachael Rollins announced MBTA investigation on way out the door

Rachael Rollins used her last full day before begining to depart the DA's office to get the ball rolling on two high-profile investigations: one of a cop depicted in Netflix's "Trial 4" and the other of whether the MBTA as an institution is at fault for the big Green Line crash last year. → Read More

Hundreds rally against Boston worker vaccine mandate

Several hundred people rallied outside the State House against the impending Boston coronavirus vaccine mandate, though it, like so much in politics, took on a distinctly nationalized flavor. → Read More

Boston woman to run for Suffolk County sheriff

A Mattapan woman is planning to run for Suffolk County sheriff, looking to challenge incumbent Steve Tompkins, her former boss. → Read More

Michelle Wu likes Long Island for recovery campus — but when, how and for whom?

Mayor Michelle Wu wants to continue with plans to build out an addiction recovery campus on Boston’s Long Island — but the who, how and when still remain up in the air. → Read More

Boston highlights lead-removal cash for home pipes

It's the most heavy metal time of the year: when Boston authorities announce they did their required lead monitoring, and found that, yes, plenty of drinking water in Boston still has lead in it. → Read More

Boston loses second big-money lawsuit in a week over retaliation following discrimination complaints

Boston lost two big-money lawsuits in the span of a remarkable few days as two different juries ruled that the school district had retaliated against Black men complaining of discrimination, leading those involved in the cases to say the district needs to get its act together. → Read More

Michelle Wu says ‘hatred and fear and confusion’ motivating opposition to vaccine mandate changes

Mayor Michelle Wu fired back at people pushing back on the city's tightening vaccine mandates, saying that the opposition is based in "hatred and fear and confusion" — and that she's been the target of bigoted vitriol over the move. → Read More

Mass and Cass businesses, community groups organize against Michelle Wu’s Roundhouse hotel plan

Neighbors of the Roundhouse hotel in Mass and Cass are organizing multiple different efforts as they attempt to head off the city's plans to house homeless and various services there in the coming weeks. → Read More