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Remembering the Real Victim in the Karen Read Case, My Friend John O’Keefe

My phone was still on silent when I woke the morning of January 30, 2022, to four missed calls and a text from a friend […]

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Confessions of a Moll: A Boston Gangster’s Long-Time Girlfriend Speaks

When Shirley Grispi walked into a room, heads turned. Lots of them. But on that day in 1969, when the fit, tanned knockout strode into […]

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The George Hamilton Cold Case: How to Get Away With Murder

Jolted awake by the sound of someone frantically ringing the doorbell, the young woman begged her husband not to answer the door. It was around […]

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Why I Did the Charles Stuart HBO Doc

Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning is a three-part HBO original documentary series exploring Boston’s history of race-based hostilities against the backdrop of the […]

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The Karen Read Case in Canton: The Killing That Tore a Town Apart

Snow had just started to fall as John O’Keefe and Karen Read stepped into the Waterfall Bar & Grille on Washington Street, Canton’s main drag, […]

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The Secret Life of Cohasset Con Man Brian Walshe

On January 4, Cohasset police officers drove down a long, rocky driveway to check on a woman named Ana Walshe. The gray Colonial with a […]