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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

Kennedy would have to make a case against Markey, not just for himself

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If Congressman Joe Kennedy III runs for Senate, and if he wants to win based on more than that name, he will need to make the argument that he could do a better job than Senator Ed Markey.

Yvonne Abraham

Trump’s new immigration rule: Not just immoral — also stupid

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The administration wants to deny green cards to people seeking to enter the US lawfully if they are judged likely to be a burden on the taxpaxers. It’s un-American.

Yvonne Abraham

Prison deaths require no dark conspiracy

By , Globe Columnist

All too often, prison deaths are the outcome not of some nefarious scheme, but of neglect — intentional and otherwise.

Yvonne Abraham

Charlie Baker’s traffic report offers hope to North Shore commuters

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Fred Salvucci and Tom McGee have seen this before, though. “They’ve gotta stop talking and planning and start doing,” Salvucci said.