The former St. Paul's student was out on bail after his conviction last summer. Then I ran into him on the train and got mixed up in his case in a way I could never have imagined.
Along with running Boston's Irish mob and eluding capture for years, Bulger was an FBI informant who allegedly snitched on his competitors. That made him an interesting arrival on my cell block.
All you have to do is set a location, enter a promo code, and wait for the sounds of the Emerald Isle to be delivered to your door, free of charge.
I watched Owen Labrie get convicted of statutory rape in the St. Paul's prep school trial in New Hampshire last summer. Then I bumped into him on the train this week.
The case of two-and-a-half-year-old Bella Bond's tragic death makes for a glimpse into a dark world of addiction, madness, demonology, and neglect.
John "White Devil" Willis rose to the highest echelons of Boston's Chinese mafia. In 2011, he was arrested for a multi-million oxycodone ring. We talked to the author of an upcoming book on Willis about the criminal's life and crimes.
The fantastic new film details how reporters exposed the seedy underbelly of the Catholic Church.
As heroin use hits suburban white neighborhoods hard, it's fair to wonder if the United States might soon follow the example set by Canada and some European countries by setting up safe spaces to get high.
Skaters everywhere want to be Fancy Lads and men and women alike want to bed down with the good-time guys from Bean Town.
An interview with TJ English, author of Where the Bodies Were Buried, a new book that examines the life and legacy of the infamous Boston kingpin and FBI informant.
The legendary filmmaker on the upcoming film about the life of James "Whitey" Bulger, one of the most infamous gangsters in US history.
The Olympics have been a money pit for host cities in past years, but officials in Los Angeles are still excited to make a push for the 2020 games.
James Austin Stumbo and Kevin Norton, both high-level competitors in the internationally popular card game, had traveled from Iowa to take part in the event.
Alicia Thomas has tattooed 130 of the 151 original Pokémon, and she won't stop until she's caught them all.
The 21-year-old lapsed pothead and Game of Thrones fan was formally sentenced to die on Wednesday, though a prolonged appeal process is likely.
When the food truck rolled into Boston's North End this weekend, to pass out free breadstick sandwiches, some called it "an insult to everyone selling Italian food [here] for more than 100 years."
It's so sweet-looking that audience members even cheered the game's rendering of a cola bottle.
When Usaamah Abdullah Rahim was killed on Tuesday, it looked to some like just another case of police excess. But the feds say the 26-year-old was planning to behead serial Muslim antagonist Pamela Geller.
While the inspiring force behind the band's sound is obvious, the songs remain deeply introspective without being too self-serious.
An appeal is likely, but the defense's argument that the 21-year-old was influenced by his older brother and expressed remorse for the 2013 attack did not sway the 12-member jury.
Reporters don't seem to be sure whether or not the convicted 21-year-old shed a single tear, but his life could depend on it.
A jury will have to decide whether the Boston Bomber deserves to die—but if they do, they'll be serving vengeance, not justice.
What Fenway Park's infamous $29 lobster roll taught me about the commoditization of tragedy.
After closing arguments begin next week, we'll move on to the sentencing phase, and the Boston Marathon bombing trial's key moment.