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8/14/2013-Bye Bye Bulger

It must've been confusing for the Connecticut state investigators to

find out that the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was

corrupt. At least our guys would've known they weren't nuts when their leads

didn't go anywhere with the feds in Beantown.

 

I have to admit to a certain fascination with organized crime when I was a

kid but it was centered on New York City and Chicago. Boston was not on my

radar. My childhood friend Steve shared the same fascination and one year as

adults, we took a mob tour of New York City visiting the locations of some

notorious mob activity including Spark's Steakhouse, and the old locations

of Umberto's Clam House and John Gotti's social club. However, unlike the

dentist who was slain along with the gangsters in the St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago, I never

felt the need to hang with mobsters.

 

I saw "The Departed" with Jack Nicholson and it was almost unwatchable, the

violence so brutal and pervasive. I learned something from the movie,

though. The name Costello is Irish. I did not know that. I thought it was

Italian. I thought one of my favorite childhood comedians Lou Costello of

Abbott and Costello was Italian. I mean, it sounds Italian, doesn't it?

The name Bulger doesn't evoke images of an Irish gangster to me, either. Now

O'Banion, that sounds Irish.

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