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

City picks homeless shelter site, vows fast action

By , Globe Staff

Boston plans to soon begin building a shelter in the Newmarket area for the hundreds of homeless displaced from Long Island.

Hundreds protest in Brookline, Arlington over police killings

By and Kyle Plantz , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

Demonstrators held a “die-in” in front of Brookline’s police department Sunday as part of the nationwide protests over racial injustice.

New shelter for Long Island homeless could be permanent

By , Globe Staff

The mayor said his staff was working to ensure they have a viable plan to house the more than 450 displaced homeless people.

City set to scrap top plan for shelter for Long Island homeless

By , Globe Staff

The move comes as hundreds of homeless people remain in limbo following the October shuttering of the Long Island bridge.