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Whitey's Southie: A tour of Bulger's haunts

In the 1960s, 28 West Broadway was the Transit Café, headquarters for the loansharking Killeen gang.

By GEORGE HASSETT AND LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 22, 2013
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Southie's last stand

Twenty years since a Hyde Park Italian-American succeeded Ray Flynn, South Boston retains its public perception as the city's nexus of political power.
A huge year in politics could see the next generation of South Boston political legends emerge — or get swept aside.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 15, 2013
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Southie’s GrandTen enters the craft-distilling game

With so many small distilleries opening lately, from Ipswich's Privateer to Boston's Bully Boy, it seems like it's never been easier to launch a spirits brand.
Getting into the Spirits
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  October 12, 2012
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On the Cheap: Sullivan's

Sullivan's is the kind of place your grandfather might have taken your grandmother when they were dating — a place for cheap eats, a romantic stroll, and necking in the parking lot.
The Southie summer mainstay still gets it done
By BRITTNEY MCNAMARA  |  July 27, 2012
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With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011
"They finally got the rat": Former Whitey Bulger soldier John "Red" Shea reacts to Whitey's capture

"They finally got the rat": Former Whitey Bulger soldier John "Red" Shea reacts to Whitey's capture


"I have this recurring dream all the time. I see him in New York. I see him walking down the street. And I pull him...
By Mike Miliard  |  June 23, 2011


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Drinking with family

When I moved from Cambridge to Southie five years ago, the quality of my barroom conversations immediately skyrocketed.
Conversation and community in the bars of Southie and Dorchester
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  May 06, 2011
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How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011
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Southie takes Broadway

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Good People , Great Gig
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 25, 2011
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With Going Out in Style, Dropkick Murphys remain Boston's most treasured punk success

Dropkick Murphys are the best tourist trap in this city. Maybe in any city. Maybe in the world.
The tightest ship in the business.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 25, 2011
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Lynch’s left flank

US Representative Stephen Lynch has held Massachusetts’s ninth congressional district since 2001 — a fact that has irritated the state’s liberals ever since.
The Southie Congressman may have pushed progressives too far this time.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 02, 2010


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How gay is Southie?

Welcome to the gayborhood.
Once unthinkable, Boston’s most notorious neighborhood now sports a welcoming face. How the hell did that happen?
By ERICA CORSANO  |  October 16, 2009
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Desegregation Day

Southie: Ugly Crowds at the Trouble Spot
Southie: Ugly Crowds at the Trouble Spot
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  September 18, 2009
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Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
By MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008
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Eire apparent

Visiting Dublin recently, I was dismayed by a telling bit of sartorial sociology: Yankees caps outnumbered Red Sox caps by about 10 to one.
Whither the Boston Irish?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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Never mind the Citgo

For all the complaints that Boston is losing its character, there’s still a lot to this old, weird city. It’s just a matter of taking a closer look.
Beyond the clichés and picture postcards, Boston hangs on to its character
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 05, 2006


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Brass balls and cold steel

John “Red” Shea’s close-cut hair — the hair that gave him that standard-issue Irish nickname — isn’t quite as fiery as it was when he was a young fighter coming up hard from G Street in South Boston.
Whitey Bulger soldiers John “Red” Shea and Patrick Nee tell their side of the story
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 05, 2006