Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Latest stories

Marijuana licensing went awry early on, records show

By and , Globe Staff

A Globe review shows the process was hobbled by too little time, conflicts of interest, and questionable work from highly-paid contractors.

Homeland Security chief in Boston for anti-extremism effort

By , Globe Staff

Jeh Johnson said he hoped his visit would build community engagement.

US asked to block cannabis clinics near Mass. schools

By , and Andrew Ba Tran , Globe Staff

At least six of the provisionally approved dispensaries would be within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds.

Florida court to hear Connolly appeal in February

By , Globe Staff

The appeals court will determine whether the murder conviction of James “Whitey” Bulger’s long-time handler should be overturned.