David Abel

A Globe staff writer since 1999, Abel has written extensively about Latin America, national security, higher education, poverty, travel, and many other subjects throughout New England. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

Latest stories

Displaced Long Island homeless crowd South End shelter

By , Globe Staff

Some of the 700 former residents of the homeless shelter on Long Island now live in cramped, disorienting conditions.

As bridge closed, a long night led to purgatory

By , Globe staff

The residents of the shelter on Long Island were evacuated without warning when officials said the bridge to the island had been deemed unsafe.

Harbor bridge closing brings hunt for new shelters, services

By and Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

More than 400 homeless people and as many as 300 others in recovery programs on Long Island now need to find shelter.

Few surprises in environmental forum for candidates

By , Globe Staff

Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley appeared at an event at Suffolk University Law School.