Kevin Cullen

A columnist for the Metro section, Cullen previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. He was a member of the 2003 investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal. He 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.” His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

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Locals all over Cape Ann who’ve seen the Casey Affleck film recognize that it’s more about Gloucester than Manchester-by-the-Sea.

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A doctor experiences pain, and it’s a window toward empathy

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The opioid epidemic has led to what Dr. Paul Konowitz believes is a well-intentioned but misguided change in prescribing pain medication.


In Natick, an encounter that saved a life

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It was just one random encounter in the thousands that Dylan Punch will have as a police officer, and the outcome could have been entirely different.


Are they terrorists? They terrorize our neighborhoods

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In some areas of Boston, residents are scared out of their minds by criminals.