Michael Levenson

Michael Levenson is a general assignment reporter, with an interest in stories about politics, personalities, history, nature, and art. He previously reported for the City Hall and State House bureaus. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he covered Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign, the 2009 Boston mayoral election, and the 2010 governor’s race, and has written about topics ranging from a caterpillar invasion that devastated Cape Cod to Donald Trump’s fascination with conspiracy theories.

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In local TV debate, a leading Methuen mayoral candidate acknowledges restraining order filed against him

By , Globe Staff

After Neil Perry mentioned the order on Methuen Community Television, his opponent Jennifer Kannan’s campaign delved into the court records, which painted a darker picture of the episode.

Report cautions against high-tech tools to prevent shark attacks

By , Globe Staff

The many high-tech tools designed to prevent shark attacks have limited effectiveness and can create a false sense of security, according to a blunt report released Wednesday that warns the best way to stop an attack is to swim in shallow water or stay out of the ocean altogether.

Facing federal charges, Fall River mayor steps aside — but eyes a comeback

By , Globe Staff

Jasiel Correia II stepped aside as mayor and suspended his reelection campaign Tuesday, but only after delivering a rosy valedictory speech in which he declared that he had revitalized the city and might run for office again in the future.

Fall River mayor plans to take a leave of absence and suspend campaign

By , Globe Staff

Jasiel Correia II said he plans to retain the title of mayor — and his $119,000 annual salary — until his term expires in January. But he will hand most of the mayor’s powers and day-to-day functions to the City Council president.