Howie Carr

About Howie Carr

Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. He is also a columnist for the Boston Herald, and has won a National Magazine Award for Boston Magazine. He is also a contributor to

Boston organized-crime boss Whitey Bulger was so infuriated by Carr’s groundbreaking reporting that he once put out a murder contract on Carr, a story detailed on 60 Minutes. At his 2013 trial on murder and racketeering charges, Bulger tried to have Carr banned from the courtroom by calling him as a defense witness. Before he was brutally murdered in a gangland hit, the crime czar still said his greatest regret was not murdering Carr when he had the chance. Carr once taught a course at Harvard, where he had to cross a picket line against himself to get to his class.

Howie's Columns

The Canton Confidential quiz, test your knowledge of Karen

How much have you been following the Karen Read murder trial in Norfolk County? What’s your corrupt Canton cone…

Chronicling Biden’s descent into drooling senility

Howie Carr -- right from the start!

Big bucks pensions Boston’s (costly) legacy

The late baseball executive Bill Veeck once said that it wasn’t the high cost of talent that was ruining the game,!-->…

Karen Read case bleeped up beyond belief

Two words: Double jeopardy. Is Karen Read protected by the Fifth Amendment or is she required to play by!-->!-->!-->…

More people are leaving ‘la-la land’ Massachusetts

The Pioneer Institute broke out the doleful IRS statistics last week.

Unspeakable stench of our Massachusetts State Police

Trooper Michael Proctor is the first of the corrupt Canton cone head cops to be… re-homed, to use the McAlberts’!-->…

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Boston, MA

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Fitchburg/ Leominster, MA

Springfield, MA

New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH

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Hillsborough, NH

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Lanconia, NH

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Dover, NH

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New London, NH

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Lebanon , NH

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Keene , NH


Portland, ME

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Bangor, ME


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