Evan Allen

Evan Allen joined the Globe in 2011 as a freelance reporter covering the suburbs. She joined the staff in 2013, and has covered police, breaking news, and major events including the Boston Marathon bombings. She has also done investigative and narrative projects.

Allen is now a member of the newsroom’s narrative team, where she focuses on crime.

Latest stories

MBTA transit officer resigned while under investigation for excessive force on Black man; Suffolk DA’s office opens criminal probe

By , Globe Staff

Surveillance video showed the officer allegedly dragging a Black man off a bus, kneeling on his back, and pushing his face into the ground, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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

By , Globe Staff

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.

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

By , Globe Staff

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.

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

By and , Globe Staff

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.