2013 Boston mayoral race
One of a team of reporters covering the the first open mayoral race in Boston in 20 years.
-John Connolly - David James Wyatt
• Historic diversity in Boston’s mayoral field, but united minority vote called unlikely
• Boston mayoral race turns to public safety issues
• Mayoral race could reshape Boston City Council
Boston Marathon bombing
Contributed to the Globe's comprehensive coverage of the marathon bombing. Covered the Interfaith Vigil, MIT shooting, Watertown shootout, the Tamerlan Tsarnaev burial controversy, FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev and various other marathon-related stories.
Social media coverage of the MIT shooting and Watertown manhunt was syndicated nationally.
• Patriot Day heroes: Marathon spectators become first responders
• Thousands turn out for Marathon interfaith memorial service
• In Watertown, residents waited for good news
• Friends, family, victims return to Boylston to finish the marathon
• Funeral director determined to grant bombing suspect his final right
• Cambridge won't bury bombing suspect, as uncle washes body for burial
• Exclusive: Virginia woman coordinates burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev
• Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia
• Todashev had thought about missing FBI interview
• Many questions 10 days after FBI kills Fla suspect Todashev
• Todashev's widow seeks justice for slain husband
George Zimmerman Talks to the Loop 21 in Email Correspondence [Exclusive]
First-person piece on how I became the first journalist to correspond with George Zimmerman, who was under national scrutiny after the slaying of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Includes emails between myself and Zimmerman. (published 4/10/12)
Only 1.7% of Ohioans on next-of-kin registry
An enterprise piece for the Columbus Dispatch looks into Ohio's inability to get residents to sign up for its Next of Kin registry - which was one of the first in the country. (Published 2/2/12)
Middle-Aged Job Hunters Struggle in Weak Recovery
An A3 economics story for the Wall Street Journal that shows how most of the post-recession jobs have gone to the young and the old — leaving the middle class out to dry. (Published 7/30/2012).
Currently the Globe's lead reporter on the ongoing murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez. Reporting and social media coverage frequently cited nationally.
• Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder charges
• Church packed as hundreds gather for Odin Llyod
• Aaron Hernandez charged with murder
Shooting of Jose de la Trinidad
As a member of the Los Angeles Times' metro staff, covered a number of murders, including the deputy-involved shooting of Jose De La Trinidad in Nov. 2012.
• Unarmed man killed by deputies was shot in the back, autopsy says
• Exclusive: Witness says victim of deputy shooting did not pose a threat
• Family of man shot by deputies calls for FBI probe into killing
• Widow of man killed by LA County deputies defends him
2013 #MASen special election
Contributed to the Globe's coverage of the special election to replace John Kerry.
• Turnout even lower than anticipated for Senate race
• Gabriel Gomez is on the run for votes
• Gomez courts Democrats who backed Lynch
• Marathon tragedy tempers campaigning
Exclusive: Trayvon Martin lawyers discuss pending legal case
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview attorney Daryl D. Parks gives new insight into the Trayvon Martin case - including his doubts that George Zimmerman will face hate crime charges for the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (published 3/24/12)
Puerto Rico Fires Up Housing Market
An in-depth look at the Puerto Rican housing market, which was on fire due to successful government incentive programs.
Published on A3 of the Wall Street Journal on 8/13/2012.
Stacks of discarded rubber tires, weather-beaten mattresses and bags, boxes and cartons line the streets of Greater Cleveland — this piece for monthly paper Neighborhood Voice breaks down why and what can be done. (published 2/25/11)