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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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BOOK EXCERPT: Wild West Broadway: Busing, the Bulger Brothers, Kevin White, and the Boston Globe

In its charred aftermath, it's hard to imagine that school desegregation snuck up on Southie. But indeed it did.  
Excerpt from "Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"
By DICK LEHR AND GERARD O'NEILL  |  March 15, 2013
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BOOK EXCERPT: Just Don't Clip Anyone: First days as an informant

Whitey had probably always intended to kill Tommy King, the brawler who had been his onetime counterpart and rival.
Excerpt from "Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster."
By KEVIN CULLEN AND SHELLEY MURPHY  |  March 15, 2013
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Staring down Whitey Bulger

Jon Land's latest thriller begins in a South Boston basement where a man named John McIntyre has been handcuffed to a chair, slammed in the head with a chair leg, and strangled with a length of sailing rope.
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By PHILIP EIL  |  January 13, 2012
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Whitey Bulger and the Feds: The final act

As the notorious and corrupt pas-de-deux between James "Whitey" Bulger and the Department of Justice approaches its finale with Bulger's capture and eventual trial, we are left to reassess the ultimate implications of this long and fateful dance.
Choosing the slow grind: Why are we trying Whitey in federal court, when state courts would deliver justice more swiftly?
By HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE  |  October 07, 2011
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Hollow justice

When Whitey Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California, this summer, it may have seemed that a new day had dawned for the local FBI and for the Justice Department.
The FBI might have got its man, but anyone seeking real accountability from Whitey Bulger's government enablers will come away empty-handed yet again
By DAVID BOERI  |  October 07, 2011


10 Incredibly Unlikely (But Nonetheless Awesome) Endings to the Whitey Bulger Saga

10 Incredibly Unlikely (But Nonetheless Awesome) Endings to the Whitey Bulger Saga


Whether you've been eavesdropping on Southie barstools for the past week or just reading through the Herald's daily Whitey dedication, there's no escaping speculation about...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 27, 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
Greatest Hits: Whitey Bulger found ... in the Boston Phoenix archives

Greatest Hits: Whitey Bulger found ... in the Boston Phoenix archives


 Last night in Santa Monica, CA, the 16-year-long manhunt for South Boston Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger came to an end. The 81-year-old Bulger...
By Nate Homan  |  June 23, 2011
Masters of Suspense: Tales from the Crime Scene

Masters of Suspense: Tales from the Crime Scene


  Johnny Martorano. Whitey Bulger. The Boston Strangler. The Craigslist Killer. What do they have in common? All are the subjects of true-crime books from...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  April 08, 2011
DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment

DOJ turns on Turner, First Amendment


The sentencing memorandum filed by Boston federal prosecutors last week, seeking between 33 and 41 months incarceration for convicted former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner,...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  January 25, 2011


Wired Magazine: Is the Mob skimming millions from Massachusetts Lottery scratch tickets?

Wired Magazine: Is the Mob skimming millions from Massachusetts Lottery scratch tickets?


It's not online yet, but the February edition of  WIRED magazine -- a special issue devoted to the underworld -- has a long piece about...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 24, 2011
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Search-term smackdown

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By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 31, 2010
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Battle of the Bulger

Earlier this fall, with almost no fanfare, Beverly-based Commonwealth Editions published a new biography of Boston's archetypal politician — James Michael Curley: A Short Biography with Personal Reminiscences — written by former Massachusetts Senate pr
Former Mass. Sen. Pres. William Bulger defends James Michael Curley's legacy — and his own
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 18, 2009
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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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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