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

The power of will | Chapter 5

Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

By , Globe Staff

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.

Looking for a reaction at MIT

By , Globe Staff

The MIT Museum held an annual event in which teams build machines that connect with each other to keep a chain reaction moving.

Gratitude as shelter serves up hot meals before Thanksgiving

By , Globe Staff

At a downtown facility, the city’s homeless got an early taste of the holiday.

Shellfishing reopens in Wellfleet

By , Globe Staff

After norovirus ruined its OysterFest, Wellfleet Harbor reopens to shellfishing.