Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

SJC changes course, orders judge facing federal charges to get $184,000 salary

By and , Globe Staff

The state’s highest court ordered that Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph receive her annual salary while she faces federal criminal charges for allegedly assisting an undocumented immigrant evade federal immigration agents at her courthouse.

Two City Hall officials convicted of conspiring to extort Boston Calling founders

By , Globe Staff

Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan were accused of illegally pressuring Crash Line Productions into hiring nine members of a stagehands union to please Mayor Martin Walsh. They resigned their city posts immediately after the verdict was announced.

Read Mayor Walsh’s statement on the Boston Calling decision

By and Milton Valencia , Globe Staff

“I am surprised and disappointed,” Walsh said after two Boston City Hall officials were convicted of conspiring to extort the founders of the Boston Calling music festival.

Closing arguments underway in Boston Calling trial

By , Globe Staff

Four men and eight women will decide whether Kenneth Brissette, the city’s director of tourism, and Timothy Sullivan, chief of intergovernmental affairs, illegally pressured Crash Line Productions into hiring nine members of a stagehands union to please the mayor.