Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

Federal judges in Boston are often sharply critical of ICE tactics

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Over the past year, federal judges in the Boston courthouse have been unusually outspoken in criticizing immigration cases.

Boston firefighter arraigned on charges of raping a child

By and , Globe Staff

He was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail and told to stay away from the alleged victim.

Mother detained by ICE reunites with young son

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For more than three months, Lucimar de Souza sat in jail, separated from her husband and 10-year-old son.

Detective accused of aiding drug dealer no longer on Somerville force

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Detective Dante DiFronzo’s lawyer said he was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing that examined his actions three years ago.