Anastasia E. Lennon / Reporter

Anastasia joined The Light in October 2021, where she covers the fishing industry, offshore wind and police. Before coming to The Light, she wrote about city government, police, the fishing industry and the environment for The Standard-Times. She previously worked at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy.

Anastasia has a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, where she taught a writing course for a semester. Lennon is a 2021 fellow with New England First Amendment Coalition’s First Amendment Institute. She’ll always call Long Island, New York, home, but Massachusetts has become a wonderful second home.

Stories by Anastasia E. Lennon

Keith Hovan returns — with a new online persona

Following a November 2021 arrest for alleged domestic assault and battery, the former Southcoast Health president has launched a website, social media pages and a blog branding himself as a “healthcare CEO” and offering opinions on health care issues.


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