Dugan Arnett

Arnett joined the Globe staff as a features writer in 2015. A native of Blue Springs, Mo., he is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before arriving in Boston, he spent four years as a features and metro reporter at the Kansas City Star.

Latest stories

A small turtle sculpture sparks big controversy on Beacon Hill

By , Globe Staff

In well-to-do Beacon Hill, where mole hills often become mountains, the installation of a small bronze turtle at a neighborhood playground has developed into one shell of a controversy.

It’s never been easier to own a dog in the city. Here’s why.

By , Globe Staff

The number of registered dogs in Boston more than doubled between 2012 and today. The reason? There’s never been a better time to be a dog owner in the city.

Pianist crushed in Allston restaurant facade collapse sues

By , Globe Staff

An aspiring concert pianist who had a finger amputated and suffered other serious injuries in the collapse is suing the restaurant and the building’s owner.

That sinking feeling: Helium shortage has balloon vendors deflated

By , Globe Staff

Need floating balloons? Be prepared to pay, or to do without.