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

Bulger’s advice to local teens: Don’t waste your life

By , Globe Staff

If you want to make crime pay, go to law school, wrote gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in a letter to high school students in Lakeville.

Boston Public Library’s art in state of neglect, report finds

By and , Globe Staff

The library’s 320,000 pieces are in dire need of space, a massive reorganization, and a complete inventory, the report found.

‘Whitey’ Bulger victim’s family says FBI knew of slaying

By , Globe Staff

Paul McGonagle Sr. vanished in 1974 after dropping his son off at a South Boston skating rink.

Audit faults security at Boston Public Library

By and , Globe Staff

The Boston Public Library, which said two artworks are missing, inadequately protects its special collections, a city audit found.