Laura Crimaldi

Laura Crimaldi joined the Globe staff in 2014 after working as a business and news producer for A graduate of Smith College, Crimaldi has been covering news in New England since 2001.

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Boston police spent more than $200,000 on ‘militarized’ equipment during first five months of this year

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The documents covered a wide array of police operations, from weapons used by the SWAT team to 10 years of data on internal affairs investigations and where officers have executed search warrants.

Months into pandemic, number of deaths of nursing home workers is unclear

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State officials said they couldn’t provide the exact number of nursing home worker deaths, but confirmed that four facilities had mistakenly reported the deaths of a combined 67 employees.

With diligence and luck, some nursing homes have kept the virus out

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Still, the 29 nursing homes that have managed to keep the virus out know their COVID-free days could end at any moment.

Ten arrested, four officers injured during Boston protests in support of George Floyd, police say

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Boston police said Saturday morning that 11 people face criminal charges and four Boston police officers were injured during a South End protest Friday that drew hundreds to demonstrate over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis police custody.