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Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Terrorist. Murderer. Federal Informant?

Not long after Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, investigative reporter Michele McPhee went looking for answers. What she discovered might just change how you think about our government and law enforcement forever.

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Driver May Have Deliberately Crashed into Mass. State Police Trooper’s Cruiser

Update, March 28, 4 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio shared in a statement Monday afternoon that David Njuguna was discharged from UMass Medical Center […]

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Judge Upholds 10-Year Prison Sentence for ‘Monster Next Door’

Following a Boston magazine investigation into the case of fraudster Beatrice Munyenyezi, a federal appeals court upheld her 10-year prison sentence, calling testimony in the […]

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The Monster Next Door

Beatrice Munyenyezi claimed she was a refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Federal agent Brian Andersen suspected she was someone far more sinister.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Inside the Mind of a Killer

On the night of the Boston Marathon attacks, Tamerlan Tsarnaev watched his handiwork on television—and laughed.

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Into the Fire

One veteran Boston firefighter said the blaze that claimed the lives of two brave men was the worst he’d seen in 30 years. But will investigators bring charges?

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McPhee: They Brought It on Themselves

When Local 718 leadership dug its heels in during contract negotiations for its firefighters, and union head Ed Kelly started taunting the mayor in the […]

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State Police Investigate Hingham Cop

State Police are reviewing 911 tapes made by the 17-year-old son of a veteran Hingham Police commander who accused his father of threatening him at […]

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Hingham Cop Suspended, Investigated by DSS

A veteran Hingham Police Lieutenant has been suspended and is being investigated by the Department of Social Services after his 17-year-old son called 911 saying […]

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Strange Days in Hub Politics

“All politics is local,” the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil famously declared, and that sentiment was certainly in play outside the funeral of […]

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Che Sosa Strikes Again

Remember Che Sosa — the rapist who stabbed his own attorney with a plastic prison shank last year, and then asked the 60-year-old lawyer if […]

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Badge Heist at BPD

There are plenty of jokes among the Boston cops about dummies with badges. But today all the talk was about dummies without badges, after a […]

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Details Emerge From the Death of Heath Ledger

“Who books a massage when he plans on killing himself?” a NYPD investigator asked me shortly after responding to a posh Broome Street loft where […]

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BFD to Snub Menino

A high-ranking former member of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s cabinet—one-time acting Fire Commissioner and current Chief of Department Kevin MacCurtain—plans to snub tonight’s State of […]