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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

Kurt Fischer died Monday. His family will never know if it was COVID-19

By , Globe Columnist

This pandemic has transformed the way we live, and the way we die. Kurt Fischer’s casket was lowered into the ground at a cemetery in Belmont on Friday. No minister attended. Only Fischer’s wife, a friend, and one of his daughters were there. His other children watched via FaceTime. They don’t know what caused his death, and they never will.

Go home!

By , Globe Columnist

Yes, I'm judging you. Keep your nondistancing kids inside, people!

Does Chinatown Count?

By , Globe Columnist

"There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse." That old saying was never truer than now. Especially in one Boston neighborhood.

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The rich and famous get coronavirus, too. But it’s no equalizer.

By , Globe Columnist

Coronavirus may be the one thing that doesn’t care how rich or important you are. But the rest of us still do.