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.

Latest stories

Yvonne Abraham

Do Boston’s leaders care about reform or not?

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More than two years after a promise from the mayor, the new lobbying rules haven’t materialized.

Yvonne Abraham

In courtrooms, a racial imbalance

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It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that those who control their fates see black defendants as more dangerous, and less trustworthy, than whites.

Yvonne Abraham

Tom Ashbrook’s apology not accepted

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The op-ed by the former WBUR radio host is not nearly enough for the men and women who summoned the courage to join the complaint against their former boss.

Yvonne Abraham

Springfield mayor tries ruling by whim

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Mayor Domenic Sarno decided to bring the full force of city government to bear upon a church offering sanctuary.