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

Medical marijuana license winner’s record is uncertain

By Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell appears to have overstated operations at dispensaries it owns elsewhere.

Delahunt resigns from medical marijuana firm

By Shelley Murphy , Globe staff

A company official said former Congressman William Delahunt will no longer play a role in the firm.

History rolled in on a yellow school bus


When rocks and jeers greeted some of the children, Boston’s image was scarred forever.

‘Whitey’ Bulger appeals, calling conviction unfair

By Shelley Murphy , Globe staff

Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger urged an appeals court to overturn his conviction for participating in 11 murders.