Michael Levenson

Michael Levenson is a general assignment reporter, with an interest in stories about politics, personalities, history, nature, and art. He previously reported for the City Hall and State House bureaus. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he covered Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign, the 2009 Boston mayoral election, and the 2010 governor’s race, and has written about topics ranging from a caterpillar invasion that devastated Cape Cod to Donald Trump’s fascination with conspiracy theories.

Latest stories

Paul Shanley, notorious priest in Catholic sex abuse scandal, to be released this week

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Shanley is set to be released after serving 12 years for raping a Sunday school student in the early 1980s.

Slain Mission Hill store owner recalled as ‘the last of a bygone era’

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The hard-working 58-year-old father had overcome troubles and tragedies to become a beloved neighborhood business owner.

Mental health advocates and others call for crisis training for police

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Legislation backed by mental health advocates would create a training program to teach police about mental illness and drug problems.

Power to seize phone, Net records is a ‘sanctioned fishing expedition,’ critics say

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Prosecutors argue the subpoenas are a critical tool to help investigators move quickly.