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Susan Zalkind

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Past articles by Susan:

A Slaying in the Suburbs

Katie McLean thought her marriage to a celebrated surgeon would last a lifetime. Then her body was discovered in a pond in Dover. → Read More

The 25-Year-Old Accused of Murdering His Mother and Grandfather Is On Trial—for Boat Insurance

Nathan Carman finally reached the witness stand, but it wasn't for murder. → Read More

The College Scam Defendants' Privilege Is Following Them into Court

“You get what you pay for. It’s really as simple as that.” → Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Reveals the Disgusting Underbelly of America's Elite Schools

Bizarre-sounding rituals. Twisted nicknames. Allegations of sex crimes. And of course this guy might become a Supreme Court justice. → Read More

The Mysterious Swan Song of Mafia Killer 'Cadillac Frank'

The Whitey Bulger pal and former head of the mob in New England just got life in prison. But he went out with a bang, hyping FBI corruption. → Read More

Why We're Obsessed with Killer Nannies

An ongoing murder trial in New York and the book inspired by the case point to a special brand of primal fear that isn't as simple as you might think. → Read More

Inside the Small City Donald Trump Blamed for New England's Opioid Crisis

Known as the “immigrant city,” Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been at the forefront of sanctuary city battles. → Read More

What It Was Like to Survive an Elite Prep School Rape Saga Before #MeToo

Chessy Prout watched her assailant go to jail. Now she's telling her story. → Read More

How Rhode Island is Using NaloxBox to Treat Overdoses Like Heart Attacks

Designers hope the overdose treatment will soon be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers or defibrillators. → Read More

The Odd Trial of the Man Accused of Plotting to Behead Pamela Geller for ISIS

David Wright's lawyer says he was a fat loser playing games. The feds say he was part of a dangerous terror cell determined to outdo the Boston Marathon bombing. → Read More

The Opioid Epidemic's Infrastructure Problem

While many cities cluster health services, and have hotspots for certain kinds of drug use, Boston's "Methadone Mile" is unique in that, here, the two clusters overlap. → Read More

The Infrastructure of an Epidemic on 'Methadone Mile'

On Boston’s “Methadone Mile,” the city’s opioid users cluster around a few-block-stretch, where they find some support, and a sweeping range of treatment services. They are also out of sight of the rest of the city. → Read More

Against Me! Singer Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About Her Transition

Tune into VICELAND to hear the singer talk about coming out on 'THE THERAPIST' and catch a new episode of 'LAST CHANCE HIGH.' → Read More

Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Bizarre 'Top Chef' Extortion Case

The trial pitted producers of a popular TV show against old-school union guys in Boston, and the verdict looks like a boon for organized labor in America. → Read More

Watch a Teaser for the New Adam Sandler Movie That Actually Looks Good

Noah Baumbach's latest film also stars Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. → Read More

Michelle 'Suicide-by-Text' Carter Just Got Sentenced to Jail

The 20-year-old was convicted of manslaughter in June for telling her boyfriend to kill himself. → Read More

The Strange Extortion Trial Pitting Teamsters Against 'Top Chef'

Allegations of slashed tires, misogynistic and ethnic threats, and terrified reality TV producers—this federal case has it all. → Read More

The Strange Extortion Trial Pitting Teamsters Against 'Top Chef'

Allegations of slashed tires, misogynistic and ethnic threats, and terrified reality TV producers—this federal case has it all. → Read More

The 23-Year-Old Accused of Murdering His Relatives for Inheritance Money

After his grandfather was murdered and his mother disappeared at sea, Nathan Carman came under intense scrutiny. Now he's being sued by his aunts. → Read More

Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter Was Found Guilty

Michelle Carter faces 20 years in prison for telling her boyfriend to commit suicide. → Read More