Chris Faraone

The Ballad of a Mad Fan

From the beginning, he was thinking of how to market his song. Bart Steele—struggling musician, former stockbroker, lifelong Red Sox fan—wanted a universal tune, one that reached well beyond Fenway Park. So, early in that September of 2004, he decided…

Oxy Contest

Two local addicts turned screen-writers vie for the ultimate OxyContinepic. Charlestown’s Johnny Hickey and Southie’s Michael Yebba have plenty incommon: Both spent years mired as addicts in Boston’s OxyContinepidemic, and have since cleaned up and written screenplays about theirlives. But…