BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger couldn’t stand how much the world around him had changed. Prison was nothing like his days at Alcatraz, with its “great view” and clear-cut rules, Bulger said. And the former Irish Catholic stronghold of South Boston he once terrorized was now filled with “rich college kids living in expensive condos.” “World has changed … everything different, even the neighborhood,” Bulger wrote to a friend he met in the lockup in newly public letters. The letters, which are being auctioned Sunday, provide a glimpse into the once powerful and feared gangster’s mundane life behind bars before he was beaten to death by fellow inmates last year. Bulger wrote about the little excitements of prison life — “tonight we had an ice cream cone!” — and his treatment by other inmates. “Almost every time … [Read more...] about In prison, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger wrote hand-written letters. Here’s what they said.
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BOSTON (AP) — A funeral Mass for notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been held in South Boston. The archdiocese of Boston says a private service for immediate family was held Thursday at St. Monica Church, near the area where Bulger grew up and once ran his ruthless gang. The archdiocese says Bulger’s body was present at the service and the burial is private. NBC Boston reports Bulger’s brother, former Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger, was among those who attended. Bulger was killed last week hours after he arrived at a West Virginia prison. Authorities have said two Massachusetts mobsters are under suspicion in the 89-year-old’s killing, but no charges have been brought. He was convicted in 2013 in 11 underworld slayings and a long list of other crimes. Bulger was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Close … [Read more...] about 10 photos from outside ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s South Boston funeral
Updated 10:51 am PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, who was killed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in a West Virginia prison. He was sentenced in 2013 in Boston to spend the rest of his life in prison. The archdiocese of Boston said a private funeral Mass was held Thursday, Nov. 8 for Bulger’s immediate family at St. Monica Church in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. The archdiocese said Bulger’s body was present at the service and the burial is private. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File) less FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, who was killed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in a West Virginia prison. He was sentenced in 2013 in ... more Photo: AP FILE - This undated file FBI photo found in Boston during an … [Read more...] about Funeral for gangster Whitey Bulger held in Boston
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Emily Sweeney Globe Staff November 08, 2018 A funeral Mass was held Thursday morning in South Boston for notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston Archdiocese has confirmed.Members of his family, including former state Senate president William M. Bulger and Margaret McCusker, the twin sister of Bulger’s longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, attended the Mass at St. Monica’s Church.The Rev. James Flavin, episcopal vicar for the archdiocese’s central region, said the Mass, archdiocese officials said. Advertisement All the mourners were packed together into the front rows of the church. Most of the other seats were empty. The Mass was described as a private service for family members only. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank … [Read more...] about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s funeral Mass held in South Boston
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen Globe Staff November 07, 2018 Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s medical classification was suddenly and inexplicably changed to suggest his health had improved, leading to his transfer to the West Virginia prison where he was murdered last week, US Bureau of Prisons records show.Two organized crime figures from Massachusetts suspected of killing Bulger have been placed in isolation at the US Penitentiary Hazelton while federal investigators work to build a case against them. But investigators are also trying to figure out why Bulger, a frail 89-year-old who was confined to a wheelchair, was transferred from the US Penitentiary Coleman II in Florida to a prison where he had access to more limited medical care despite his advancing age and declining health.A Bureau of Prisons official who is familiar with … [Read more...] about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger: Change in medical classification led to transfer from Fla. prison