Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

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Kevin Cullen

The soul of the Seaport

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Eric Emond, a driving force behind the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, was killed in Afghanistan last year. The memorial will be rededicated Friday, and Emond will be on everyone’s mind.

Kevin Cullen

When grief rewrites your address book: How a Boston tradition got started

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The story of the American flags on Boston Common on Memorial Day is a reminder of what the day really means.

Kevin Cullen

She gave him a kidney, so what’s a couple of Bruins tickets between friends?

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From the nation’s capital, Paul Basken was wondering: How do I get to a Bruins playoff game? Then he thought of his pal, Brittany Marino.

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When one mother lost her son, ‘the boys’ were there for her

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Joey Lopez died five years ago, but his friends are with his mother, Susan, for the long haul.