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

Federal judge denies gay Ugandan woman’s plea for release, stay of removal

By , Globe Staff

Federal Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said the decision of whether to stay the removal of the woman rests with immigration authorities.

Gay Ugandan woman, fearing imprisonment or worse if deported, pleads to stay in US

By , Globe Staff

Gay, lesbian, and transgender Ugandans can be sentenced to life in prison in the African country.

State’s highest court rules that judges may force defendants with drug addiction to stay sober

By , Globe Staff

The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision examined whether it is unconstitutional to order someone diagnosed with drug addiction to stay sober while on probation.

Facing off with the US Postal Service

By , Globe staff

Heather Astaneh was livid when a package she ordered arrived late, so she wrote a complaint on the US Postal Service website. Three years later, her case is in federal court.