Katie Johnston

Katie Johnston covers workplace and income inequality for the Globe Business section. She previously wrote about travel and tourism for the Globe and worked as the paper’s music and entertainment editor.

Latest stories

Low-income entrepreneurs welcome added assistance

By , Globe Staff

As the economy improves, starting a business is increasingly seen as a way for people to work their way into the middle class.

City seeks proposals for housing database for the homeless

By , Globe Staff

In an effort to address the city’s rising homeless population, the City of Boston is set to announce Wednesday that it is seeking vendors to develop an online database that will match housing vacancies with people in the greatest need.

Homelessness problem on upswing in posh areas of Boston

By , Globe Staff

The city is ramping up efforts to help as the problem has become more prevalent in upscale and touristy neighborhoods.

Brookline expands paid sick leave for municipal workers

By , Globe Staff

Responding to concerns from municipal employees, the Brookline Board of Selectman adopted a paid sick leave policy last week for part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers who were not previously covered.