Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for team coverage of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He has received several other awards, including the 2004 American Society of Newspaper Editors top award for deadline news reporting. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Over seas and many years, a pair of remarkable pen pals

By , Globe Columnist

Their letters to each other, yellowed now with the age of nearly eight decades, are a time capsule that chronicles events big and small.

From the archives | March 7, 1999

Country Club golfers dismayed over Reebok executive’s mansion

By , Globe Staff

The sprawling 25,000-square-foot home is going over at the club like an unreplaced divot on a manicured fairway.


In Cambridge, mercy and justice for the homeless

By , Globe Columnist

Middlesex County’s new Homeless Court serves up a kind of collaborative criminal justice, laced with compassion.


Collecting more than tolls on the Mass. Pike

By , Globe Columnist

As Pike toll booths are about to be demolished, with them will go a long and colorful history of the collection of highway coins.