Billy Baker

Billy Baker is a feature writer for the Globe’s metro section. A Southie native, Baker is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, Tulane University and Boston Latin School, and teaches in the graduate journalism program at Harvard University’s extension school. He is at work on a book about jugglers.

Latest stories

Group effort pulling cars from watery grave in Merrimack River

By , Globe Staff

Well, you can say this about the Merrimack River: It has been, historically, a practically perfect place to dump a car.

In Topsfield, a slice of the old Boston Garden

By , Globe Staff

Every year, the Valentis treat Topsfield Fair visitors to a time-machine taste of the old Garden in the form of a slice of pizza.

Skunk killings cause stir in Newburyport

By , Globe Staff

Waterfront trustees voted to pay $75 for each skunk killed there, stirring up controversy and a state probe.

Pair in skydiving accident was attempting tandem jump

By , and Trisha Thadani , Globe staff, Globe correspondent

Investigators hope reviewing a video can explain why the instructor and his student missed a landing area and hit a shed, killing the pair.