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

Rachael Rollins wins Suffolk DA race

By and Jackson Cote , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Voters in four Massachusetts counties elected district attorneys Tuesday amid a national focus on criminal justice reform.

Hometown hero: Alex Cora makes joyous return to Puerto Rico, with trophy in hand

By , Globe Staff

The first Puerto Rican manager to win the World Series spread some cheer in his hometown Caguas, a year after the city was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Murder charges against 6 dropped in Plymouth County; tactics questioned

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors in Plymouth County have withdrawn first-degree murder charges in seven cases since 2015, raising questions about the office’s reliance on cooperating witnesses.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s slaying is talk of small W.Va. town near prison where he was killed

By Jess Bidgood and , Globe Staff

The officers at the penitentiary call the prison “Misery Mountain,” said one resident. “They’re very understaffed,” he said.