Evan Allen, The Boston Globe

Evan Allen

The Boston Globe

Quincy, MA, United States

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Past articles by evan:

Coronavirus outbreak in Provincetown was an unsettling shock. ‘Is anybody else feeling sick?’

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been linked to the outbreak in Provincetown, and it has reshaped the scientific community’s understanding of vaccines. → Read More

Veterans remembered at Memorial Day ceremony

As Massachusetts continues its cautious emergence from the pandemic, people came together Monday in ceremonies scattered across the state to mark Memorial Day, honoring service men and women who gave their lives though there were fewer events than there have been in years past. → Read More

Three indicted on drug trafficking charges

Three people have been indicted for drug trafficking or gun crimes, and dozens more are facing arrest, as Suffolk County prosecutors and Boston Police crack down on the rise of violent crime. → Read More

After 14 months of COVID isolation, there was one thing they missed most: their grandchildren

Finally, the grandchildren would be here any minute. For more than a year, Jackie Jones and Jeffrey Abramson had ached for this moment. → Read More

When Boston police officers fail to tell the truth, the department rarely calls a lie a lie

Today, some officers continue to struggle with telling the truth, whether in court or everyday police matters, and BPD has no mechanism to monitor officer testimony or truthfulness. Quite often, records show, internal affairs investigators are reluctant to call a lie a lie. → Read More

We found a second coverup of a Boston police detective’s alleged crimes. Here’s what officials had to say

The Globe again asked public officials, police, and prosecutors to the findings. → Read More

For Boston police officers accused of crime, a friendlier justice system awaits

Preferential treatment often protects Boston police officers from more serious consequences. → Read More

We asked officials about law-breaking Boston police officers. Here’s what they said

The Globe found dozens of Boston police officers whose legal problems just melted away. Here's what officials had to say. → Read More

For Boston police officers accused of crimes, legal troubles tend to just melt away

Boston police officers accused of crimes over the last decade have encountered a kinder, gentler justice system than the one civilians must navigate — a system where justice takes a back seat to protecting officers. → Read More

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished

“If you can’t treat your own right, why do we expect for you to treat people on the outside right?” said Boston Police Sergeant Eddy Chrispin, president of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers. → Read More

Boston mayor, police officials hold first community ‘peace walk’ of the year

Fiday night’s peace walk was the first since the lockdown hit, and the first since the country was gripped by national reckoning over law enforcement abuses. → Read More

‘In the dark.’ Suffolk DA Rollins wants more information on troubled Boston officers

The Boston Police Department has been slow to hand over information about which officers its own internal affairs department has found to have lied or broken the law. → Read More

Suffolk DA Rollins releases watch list of 136 area officers accused of misconduct

The database contains 70 State Police troopers, 54 Boston police officers, and a handful of officers from Revere, Chelsea, and Transit Police. → Read More

Nine key takeaways from the Globe’s ‘Blind Spot’ investigation

The Globe uncovered the hidden dangers on America’s roads, and how the government fails to protect drivers. → Read More

Within the Boston Police Department, complaints against officers are rarely confirmed or result in punishment

Police data provide a sweeping look at the hundreds of allegations lodged each year against officers — and show how rarely the more than 2,000 members of the department are disciplined. → Read More

‘My God, this thing is really contagious.’ Charlie Baker reflects on the coronavirus crisis

An interview with Governor Charlie Baker about his thoughts and actions during the COVID-19 crisis → Read More

‘I just don’t want her to wither away’: visiting Mom through an open window

As the coronavirus has spread with terrifying speed, Jean Follett’s daughters have grappled with the same questions confronting anyone with a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home. → Read More

Virus’s long reach imposes a heart-wrenching isolation on all of us

The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we knew it. The virus moves invisibly along the bonds between us, tearing through families and groups of friends, traveling on touch and love and connection. It demands distance when we most need each other. → Read More

As coronavirus spreads, workers say employers are putting them at risk

From car dealerships and construction sites to government offices and airlines, workers still required to report to their job sites say their employers aren't doing enough to protect them as coronavirus spreads. → Read More

‘The worst is yet to come’: Escalation of hospitalized patients for coronavirus continues

Concerns about the capacity and preparedness of the state’s hospitals intensified Wednesday, as the number of suspected coronavirus patients continued to escalate in Boston and beyond. → Read More