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

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Artwork highlights Salem neighborhood’s true colors

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Ruben Ubiera and others are hoping their project helps outsiders see The Point’s beauty.

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A painful diagnosis for John McCain, a man of integrity

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People love John McCain. It’s hard not to, even if you live on a different political planet.

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The soul of a neighborhood, killed for no reason

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Andres Cruz was the kind of hardware store owner who still extended credit to cash-strapped customers and offered help with their projects.

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A firing that should have stuck

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The Boston Police Department has tried not once but twice to fire David Williams and hasn’t been able to do it.