Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and 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.”
Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.
By Milton J. Valencia, Matt Rocheleau and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff
The increased pressure overwhelmed the aging gas line system in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, setting off fires and explosions that damaged 121 structures, killed one person, and left two dozen injured, the report states.
By Matt Rocheleau, Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff
The company quietly updated an internal policy requiring crews to take added safeguards when performing the same work that has been suspected as the cause of the disaster.
By Danny McDonald and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff
They are the first to be charged by the state since it launched its probe into overtime abuse, and come after the US attorney’s office has brought federal charges against six current and former troopers in an investigation that is also ongoing.
By Matt Rocheleau, Kay Lazar and Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff
Records show that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has been fined tens of thousands of dollars by the state’s utilities regulator in recent years, and its corporate parent linked to other serious blasts.