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

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.

Seven weeks and 100 inches later, car back on the road

By , Globe Staff

Boston resident Jillian Tenen thought there would be no harm in putting off the digging for just a little while. She was wrong.

Gardener keeps Gardner Museum’s atrium in bloom

By , Globe Staff

For 45 years, Stan Kozak has cared for the plants in the dim atrium garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Who’s behind measuring Boston’s official snow total?

By , Globe Staff

A mysterious volunteer is responsible for the last hand measurement used in recording Boston’s “official” weather report: the snowfall total at Logan Airport.