Columnist

Yvonne Abraham

Yvonne Abraham grew up in Sydney, Australia, and has been working at the Globe since 1999. She has covered national and local politics, immigration, and just about everything else over those years.

She has been a Metro columnist since 2007. She writes about local and national politics, the people who make Boston Boston, the ways in which big, abstract decisions affect the lives of actual people (especially women), and whatever else catches her eye.

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Yvonne Abraham

To fix Greater Boston’s traffic woes, go big or stay home

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Another day, another study telling us what is already blindingly obvious: Boston’s rush-hour is soul-crushing misery. If we don’t make massive changes, it’s going to get worse.

Yvonne Abraham

Universities will take the cash, even if it’s dirty cash

By , Globe Columnist

MIT, Tufts, and other institutions are grappling with an important question: Is it OK to accept tainted money when it funds a just cause?

Yvonne Abraham

To sway doctors, Purdue Pharma turned up the pressure

By , Globe Columnist

Why did so many doctors fall for Purdue Pharma’s pitch? Some were nakedly corrupt. But Purdue put the hard sell on decent health workers too.

Yvonne Abraham

Maura Healey’s suit against Purdue Pharma shows recipe for addiction

By , Globe Columnist

In excruciating detail, the lawsuit lays out how the maker of OxyContin and other opioids pushed its deadly products on vulnerable patients as aggressively as any street dealer would.