Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald

Sean Philip Cotter

Boston Herald

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston Herald
Past:
  • The Lowell Sun
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Pioneer Press
  • Whittier Daily News
  • The Denver Post

Recent articles by Sean:

Boston names new fire commissioner

Other burning questions may remain, but the city now has a new fire commissioner: department veteran Paul Burke. → Read More

Boston slams new state schools plan as moving sides ‘further apart’ as receivership looms

Mayor Michelle Wu is slamming the state's latest proposal around schools receivership, saying the commissioner's most recent answer merely pulls the two sides "further apart." → Read More

Boston City Council apologizes for city’s role in slave trade

Boston’s City Council is apologizing for slavery and Boston’s role in it in its flourishing centuries past. → Read More

Cops: Trucker hit, killed by truck at Boston’s Conley Terminal

A trucker at Conley Terminal ran struck and killed another driver who was on foot, according to police. → Read More

Boston releases more files on child-molesting former police officer Patrick Rose

The city has released more documents around disgraced child-molester and former Boston cop union boss Patrick Rose, acknowledging that it appears that many answers about how the now-imprisoned admitted pedophile remained on the force will never be answered — but using the situation to again call for changes to police union contracts. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 3,938 new cases, 7 deaths

The state reported 3,938 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths on Friday as numbers remain volatile day to day but continue trending upward. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 4,654 new cases, 9 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases reported Friday fell back down below 5,000 after Thursday’s recent high — but upward trends in major metrics continue to rise. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 5,576 new COVID cases, 16 deaths as metrics rise

Coronavirus cases statewide continued a rapid rise with on Thursday with 5,576 people reporting falling sick with the disease as percent positivity and hospitalizations also continue to hike. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 5,576 new COVID cases, 16 deaths as metrics rise

Coronavirus cases statewide continued a rapid rise with on Thursday with 5,576 people reporting falling sick with the disease as percent positivity and hospitalizations also continue to hike. → Read More

Gigi Coletta declares victory in Boston City Council special election

Gabriela "Gigi" Coletta is declaring victory in the District 1 city council special election, which would mean now-state Sen. Lydia Edwards' former chief of staff will take her seat on the council. → Read More

‘Bag of bullets’ found at Boston Latin Academy as Boston Public Schools issues continue

A “bag of bullets” was found at the Boston Latin Academy after school was let out in the latest of a string of concerning incidents at city schools. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 3,199 new cases, 7 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases remained above 3,000 for the second straight day even as our poop showed a somewhat more positive scoop. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: cases up 1637, 2 more deaths

The state saw 1,637 new coronavirus cases on Friday as the percent positivity rate continued to nudge back up. → Read More

3 face charges in Boston gravestone theft tied to gang activity: police

Three men face charges in the theft of a gravestone, an action police and community members have said is related to a gang dispute. → Read More

Boston chief financial officer to depart in April

Boston’s chief financial officer is departing, creating another key role for the Wu administration to fill as the city heads into budget season. → Read More

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 677 new cases, 14 more deaths

State health officials recorded 677 more coronavirus cases and 14 deaths in a Friday report that showed hospitalization marks continuing to improve. → Read More

Mayors of Boston, Kharkiv discuss war in Ukraine

The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv brought his plea for aid and stories of the horrors of the Russian invasion to Boston, video conferencing with Mayor Michelle Wu. → Read More

Why is Boston’s Aquarium MBTA stop always so wet?

The unfortunately aptly named Aquarium MBTA stop continues to be swamped with puddles of standing water on its train platforms, a a chronic issue that's long frustrated riders — and that the T says it's working to patch up. → Read More

Boston lifting proof-of-vaccine requirement for restaurants, gyms, more

Mayor Michelle Wu's office said in a press release that the city had crossed its thresholds for community positivity, ICU bed rate and daily hospitalizations, triggering the city to lift its "B Together" policy, which is what the city calls the mandate that many businesses require patrons to provide proof of coronavirus vaccination. → Read More

Boston councilors push off coronavirus hearing, threaten to subpoena city officials

City councilors who sponsored a hearing over the Wu administration's coronavirus response are threatening to subpoena top city brass into a future meeting. → Read More