Elizabeth Koh, The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Koh

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

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

At MBTA stations, a bureaucratic quagmire and potential safety risk: Who is responsible for the stairs?

Dozens of public spaces around MBTA stations straddle administrative borders of different state agencies, putting them in a bureaucratic vortex where oversight can be lax and ownership uncertain. → Read More

Crush of mail-in ballots caught officials flat-footed, leading to Election Night frustration in Boston

Boston election officials blamed a surge of 7,000 last minute mail-in and early vote ballots from drop boxes. That flood of ballots — double what officials expected — must be checked by hand by election workers at City Hall to ensure no one votes more than once. → Read More

Complaints about ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket coming to a head amid surging tourism

This summer, the ordeal of snatching a coveted reservation on heavy travel days, and navigating the maze of buses, cars, and general commotion at the terminals has gone to migraine level, fueling a season of discontent on the islands and mainland alike. → Read More

On the T’s Green Line, another serious crash and questions about the lack of safety technology

In 2009, the MBTA had been told it could prevent crashes with safety technology. After 12 years of studies, experimentation, and a series of other crashes, the equipment still hasn’t been installed, making the Green Line the only part of the transit system without the extra protection. → Read More

When it comes to a building’s structural integrity, most condo owners are on the hook

Boston and Massachusetts have few regulations in place to ensure mid- and high-rise buildings stay structurally sound, leaving that job instead to the owners themselves. → Read More