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

Our hopes, and burdens, on the young

By , Globe Columnist

Young climate change activists are annoyed that those who have finally woken up now look to them for hope.

Yvonne Abraham

Marty Walsh has problems

By , Globe staff

They’re the kind that could deny Walsh a third term as mayor, if he seeks one.


In the Bryon Hefner sex-assault saga, an imperfect ending

By , Globe Columnist

The Bryon Hefner who pleaded guilty to reduced charges Wednesday appeared quite different from the swaggering player whom several men said sexually assaulted them in recent years.

Hefner pleads guilty to three counts in sexual assault case that roiled Beacon Hill

By and , Globe Staff

Attorney General Maura Healey’s office agreed to dismiss a series of other charges stemming from Bryon Hefner’s March 2018 indictment.