Dan Morrell

Disconnected

They’re called “phreakers,” and they can do with a phone what hackers can do with computers. Few were more skilled—or more feared—than Matt Weigman, a blind teenager from East Boston. Using his heightened senses, he made himself untouchable. What he lacked, the FBI says, was the good sense to know when to hang up.

The Copycat Saint

Boston has no shortage of nonprofit groups. The provocative question at the heart of venture capitalist John Simon’s GreenLight Fund—which cribs the best initiatives from around the country and imports them here—is whether we have the ones we really need…

The Copycat Saint

Boston has no shortage of nonprofit groups. The provocative question at the heart of venture capitalist John Simon’s GreenLight Fund—which cribs the best initiatives from around the country and imports them here—is whether we have the ones we really need…

It Pays to Be Wanted

Breaking down the going rate for good help in the city’s 10 most in-demand occupations. 1. Biotech Factory Workers It’s not just clipboard-toting researchers who are feeling the love from Governor Deval Patrick’s $1 billion pledge to boost the state’s…