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

Brookline finds plastic water bottle ban a thorny issue

By , Globe Staff

A proposal to ban the bottles faced a marathon night of hearings at Brookline Town Hall last Tuesday.

Vowing never to forget the Holocaust

By , Globe Staff

Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, begins April 15 but was recognized in local ceremonies this weekend.

A fool and his money are not soon parted

By , Globe Staff

As he’s done for 23 years on April Fools Day, Alex Feldman again proved it is very difficult to persuade a stranger to take free money.

Rockport barbershop closing is the end of an era

By , Globe Staff

When Julian opened his shop in 1955, haircuts were a dollar, and he shared his building with a tailor and cobbler shop owned by his father-in-law.