Laura Crimaldi, The Boston Globe

Laura Crimaldi

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Winthrop, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

Boston police reinstate sergeant who bragged about hitting George Floyd protesters with his vehicle

Clifton McHale was returned to active duty as a supervisor in the department’s court unit following the conclusion of an internal affairs investigation. → Read More

A thousand gather in Franklin Park to rally for abortion rights

At least 1,000 demonstrators rally at Franklin Park as part of nationwide protests ahead of the US Supreme Court's Monday session on abortion rights. → Read More

In an unprecedented moment, Kim Janey endorses Michelle Wu for Boston mayor

Janey’s support gives Wu, who faces Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in November, the blessing of the candidate who had the best showing of the preliminary election in precincts with the highest concentration of Black voters. → Read More

Nahant asks court to let it seize Northeastern University land by eminent domain

In a petition filed Thursday in Essex Superior Court, the town asked a judge to rule that Nahant has the authority to take 12.5 acres of land on East Point for conservation and determine how much Northeastern should be compensated for the property. Nahant selectmen estimate it will cost the town $2.2 million to take the land by eminent domain, a figure Northeastern believes is likely too low. → Read More

‘You can’t miss this message.’ Roxbury hosts Boston Vaccine Day in an effort to promote shots against COVID-19

Saturday's Boston Vaccine Day at Malcolm X Park in Roxbury included more than just vaccines. There were also musical performers, games, and vendors. → Read More

Western Mass. lawmakers press for new courthouse in Springfield after building closed over mold concerns

The Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield closed Wednesday over concerns about mold. → Read More

Lawrence Marine said to be among the dead in Kabul airport attack

The family of Marine Sergeant Johanny Rosario is asking for privacy as they mourn her death. → Read More

Tropical storm warning issued for Cape Cod, South Coast as Henri strengthens to hurricane

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Henri to a hurricane Saturday morning and a tropical storm warning was issued for Cape Cod and the South Coast as meteorologists warned residents to brace for a dangerous storm surge, pounding rain, and flooding beginning late Saturday or early Sunday. → Read More

On the T’s Green Line, another serious crash and questions about the lack of safety technology

In 2009, the MBTA had been told it could prevent crashes with safety technology. After 12 years of studies, experimentation, and a series of other crashes, the equipment still hasn’t been installed, making the Green Line the only part of the transit system without the extra protection. → Read More

WAKANDA II endorses Janey for mayor

The goal was to identify a candidate who would “be responsive to the burning issues, critical issues for Black residents of Boston,” according to one leader of the effort. → Read More

NTSB investigating Green Line crash that left 25 injured Friday night

Two trains, both headed west on the Green Line's B branch, crashed into each other Friday night. The crash happened when “the trailing train collided with the train in front of it,” the MBTA's general manager said. → Read More

After outbreak, Provincetown navigates another summer with COVID-19

The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant is an uninvited guest this summer in Provincetown and its menacing presence is threatening the busy season in this vacation town for the second year in a row and sickening residents despite a high local vaccination rate. → Read More

State Police temporarily reassigns investigators amid surge of retirements

State Police said the plan affects 46 troopers, or two percent of the 2,115 sworn members, though the department’s largest union said up to 48 troopers face reassignment. → Read More

Organization calls Boston students sharing their unlicensed counseling experiences an ‘attack’

The international organization that promotes Re-evaluation Counseling, an unorthodox brand of peer counseling, is dismissing criticism by Boston students who said they were pressured to participate in traumatizing sessions, calling it an “attack” on what they consider a powerful form of therapy. → Read More

Group called ‘Rise of the Moors’ broadcasted live from standoff

A group that calls itself the “Rise of the Moors” broadcasted live Saturday on social media channels during a standoff with police on Interstate 95 between Lynnfield and Stoneham. → Read More

Driver in New Hampshire crash that killed seven people takes case to state Supreme Court

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, who has been locked up for two years without bail, wants a judge to hear his account of the fatal crash on June 21, 2019, in hopes of being freed before his trial. → Read More

Behind the motto of ‘make good boys better,’ a darker side of New Hampshire’s Camp Tecumseh

One former camper, who said he was molested during the early 2000s, said life at Tecumseh required navigating a maze of demeaning and embarrassing practices. → Read More

Three people fatally shot Saturday afternoon in ‘chaotic’ incident in Winthrop, according to police chief

In a chaotic scene, suspect carrying a firearm crashed a hijacked truck Saturday afternoon into a Winthrop building and then opened fire, killing a man and a woman, according to State Police. Winthrop police shot and killed the suspect. → Read More

Following catastrophic collapse in Florida, Boston building officials outline city safety measures

Most high-rise buildings in Boston are required to undergo a checkup every five years to assess the structural integrity of their exterior walls, said Sean Lydon, interim commissioner of the city’s inspectional services department. → Read More

Boston-area revelers celebrate Juneteenth in its first year as a national holiday

Revelers in Greater Boston marked this year’s historic Juneteenth on Saturday with joy and resolve to rid society of the racism that has persisted since the US abolished human bondage during the Civil War. → Read More