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Northeastern alumna and Globe reporter co-authors book on ‘Whitey’ Bulger

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For nearly as long as James “Whitey” Bulger—the infa­mous Boston gang­ster and FBI infor­mant who was on the lam for 16 years—has been in the news, Shelley Murphy has been reporting on him.

Murphy, who grad­u­ated from North­eastern in 1980 with a degree in polit­ical sci­ence, cov­ered the Bulger case for The Boston Herald and The Boston Globe, where she now reports on orga­nized crime, home­land secu­rity, and legal affairs. She returned to her alma mater yes­terday to dis­cuss her new book, Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gang­ster and the Man­hunt That Brought Him to Jus­tice, which she co-​​wrote with Globe colum­nist Kevin Cullen.

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