Maria Cramer

Cramer is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers crime in and around the city of Boston.

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SJC weighs if judge can ‘handpick’ lawyers who serve in specialty court

By , Globe Staff

The Committee for Public Counsel Services, which oversees the state’s roughly 500 public defenders, is fighting a decision by a drug court judge.

Vulgar and rude? Yes. Criminal harassment? No, SJC says

By , Globe Staff

A Rehoboth man who wrote insulting letters to a town selectman and wife should not have been convicted of criminal harassment, the Supreme Judicial Court decided.

Local Catholics celebrate Teresa’s canonization

By , Globe Staff

Some parishioners at the newly named St. Teresa of Calcutta in Dorchester woke before dawn to watch the event.

They went online looking for their prince. Instead they found a frog.

By , Globe Staff

Christopher Wehner seemed to have a type: young, hard-working women with tight-knit families looking for love online.