Boston Gang Wars-Loan Sharks and Bookies: Edward Rothstein

EDWARD ROTHSTEIN, 41                                                 April 5, 1960 Edward Rothstein’s body was found “stuffed in a trunk” in Merrimac, MA a town on the border of New Hampshire and not too far away from where the body of Goldstein was found in East Kingston, NH. The similarity of the locations is probably more coincidental than otherwise. There …

Boston Gang Wars-Loan Sharks and Bookies: Gaetano J. DeNicola

GAETANO J. DeNICOLA, 49                                                           December 23, 1959 A little over a month following DeMarco’s murder, on December 23, 1959, Gaetano J. DeNicola, last name also spelled DiNicola, …

Boston Gang Wars-Loan Sharks and Bookies: Joseph (Angie) DeMarco

JOSEPH (ANGIE) DeMARCO, 42,                              November 12, 1959 Six months after Goldstein was found, the body of Joseph (Angie) DeMarco, 42, was found in the Everett city dump. DeMarco called a “North End Shakedown Artist” had been convicted for the homicide of …

Boston Gang Wars-Loan Sharks and Bookies: Philip (Goldy) Goldstein

PHILIP GOLDSTEIN, 45                                                                                                          …

Boston Gang Wars: Loans Sharks and Bookies: Vincent J. (Bittie) Vazza

VINCENT J. (BITTIE) VAZZA, 36                                                                     September 10, 1958  Vincent Vazza, called “Bittie,” first came to the attention of the law when he …

Boston Gang Wars- Loan Sharks and Bookies: Harold “Zimmy” Zimmerman

HAROLD “ZIMMY” ZIMMERMAN, 38                        November 8, 1956 Zimmerman would be the first of three Jewish men involved in the bookmaking business who were murdered between 1956 and Labor Day, 1961. The North End sought to send a message to the Jewish bookmakers that dealing …