Elizabeth Koh, The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Koh

The Boston Globe

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

It’s possible to out-run, even out-walk, the T, new slow zone data show

After months of obfuscation, the MBTA released a complete list of the current slow zones on its subway system, providing the first full up-to-date picture of the condition of its tracks. → Read More

A 15-year-old stayed in a hospital for 40 days. The reason? The state child welfare agency had no place to put him.

Massachusetts has had a child welfare crisis for years. But amid a shortage of beds in group and foster homes, the state is also holding children in hospitals for up to weeks or months on end, even when they’ve been medically cleared to leave. → Read More

In about-face, MBTA says it plans to make ‘slow zone’ information public

The agency is working on “designing a public-facing report to make data easily understandable” and plans to post information about slow zones this spring. → Read More

Speed restrictions plague MBTA, quietly slowing down commutes, new data show

It’s not your imagination. MBTA trains hit the brakes far more often than the T might have you believe. → Read More

With few options, DCF has had children sleep overnight in its offices at times, workers say

The state agency won't disclose how many children sleep in its offices. But it's happening often enough that the union that represents child welfare workers and the state public defenders organization have begun attempting to track occurrences. → Read More

It’s not just the Orange Line: Poor maintenance is slowing whole T system

As the MBTA prepares to shut the entire Orange Line for long overdue repairs, the effect on commuters is more than an inconvenience. It’s a warning that the rest of the subway system may be in similarly poor shape. → Read More

Video footage sheds light on BU professor’s fatal fall at MBTA station, but key details remain unclear

The Globe analyzed video footage and photos of the staircase that provided a fuller reconstruction of what happened to the professor in the moments leading up to his death. → Read More

Surveillance video shows BU professor climbing T stairs moments before his fatal fall

In newly released footage, David Jones can be seen jogging down the street, then climbing the badly damaged stairs, but the video cuts off before the BU professor falls. → Read More

Long before Harmony Montgomery’s disappearance, New Hampshire’s child welfare system struggled to keep kids safe

Harmony’s disappearance has confounded the country and cast scrutiny on New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families, which historically has been one of the worst-performing agencies of its kind in the country. → Read More

Baker says he felt Sununu’s ‘pain’ in N.H. governor’s Harmony Montgomery letter to Mass. court official

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday said he empathized with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, after Sununu sent a scathing letter to the Massachusetts court system blasting its handling of the case involving missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery, who vanished in 2019 and whose father is currently charged with assaulting her. → Read More

Probe into off-duty Boston police presence at last year’s Jan. 6 insurrection is ongoing

Boston police spokesman Sergeant Detective John Boyle said Wednesday the department is still actively investigating any officers’ involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection, though he declined to specify when it might be concluded. → Read More

Already battered by pandemic, restaurants wrestle with Omicron outbreaks

At two South Boston spots run by a noted chef, tensions flared over whether to shut down and whether employees were being kept safe as cases spiraled. → Read More

Final hours of voting underway in mayoral race; Boston on the brink of historic change

Boston voters still have time to make history. The polls are open till 8 p.m. in a mayoral race that will result — no matter who wins — in the first election of a woman and person of color to lead the city. → Read More

Wu, Essaibi George are spending campaign cash in two different Bostons

Essaibi George has spent campaign cash in the city’s older neighborhoods and traditional blue-collar class. Wu has targeted a younger ‘New Boston’ and communities of color. → Read More

Outside groups pour millions into Boston’s mayoral race

In the past two weeks, outside special interest groups have poured more than a million dollars into the race, funding a barrage of television and radio ads according to the latest state campaign finance data. → Read More

Wu, Essaibi George rake in campaign donations in final stretch

Annissa Essaibi George brought in $108,788 in individual donations in a three-day stretch this week, about $10,000 more than Michelle Wu. → Read More

In Wellesley, an attack spurs outrage, protest over school bullying

The handling of the incident has spurred an outcry in the Massachusetts town of 30,000, where Ade and other parents say school administrators have brushed off queries and concern about bullying. → Read More

With campaign donations, Boston city workers have staked out their preferred mayoral candidate

Less than a month from Election Day, new campaign finance data show a stark divide among city workers willing to put money behind one of the two sitting councilors in the race for mayor. → Read More

Super PAC accuses Wu of wanting to ‘defund police’ in new negative ad

Bostonians for Real Progress, a pro-Annissa Essaibi George super PAC, released a new 30-second spot Sunday hitting rival Michelle Wu over her stance on police reform and the MBTA. → Read More

From Puerto Rico to Hawaii, out-of-state donors flock to Wu’s mayoral campaign

The infusion of out-of-state dollars to Wu is reminiscent of the last open mayoral election in 2013, after incumbent Thomas M. Menino stepped down. → Read More