Boston Gang Wars- Waterfront Murders – Thomas Sullivan

THOMAS SULLIVAN, 39                                                    December 22, 1957    Tommy Sullivan was from South Boston. He lived with his 82-year-old mother on the first floor of a duplex at 660 East Fifth Street. He had been an amateur fighter with a winning record in his 20 fights prior to going into the Navy during WWII. He was …

Boston Gang Wars- Waterfront Murders II

Happy New Year! WILLIAM CAMERON,  continued William Cameron, 49, a long-time criminal with a record going back to when he was fifteen years old secured the hideout for two of the alleged Brinks robbers, Richardson and Faherty. Cameron’s record included about 25 arrests and some time in prison. Described as a “strapping six-footer,” he worked …

Boston Gang Wars- Waterfront Murders I

WILLIAM CAMERON,  49                                                   June 10, 1956 On June 10, 1956, after receiving a phone call, the Boston Police found William Cameron murdered.  I decided to start with William Cameron because his murder both links to the Boston gang past and looks forward.   Four murders in the next two years appear to be connected to …

Boston Gang Wars- Read the Clues to the Murders

Clues hide in the murders.  I suggest the clues are significant in ascertaining the party that committed the murder. The McLeans were not in the murdering business in their early years. Later, when the McLean gang became the Winter Hill gang and murderers joined, the gang started murdering by shooting. But the Winter Hill other …

Boston Gang Wars- Dearth of Information

We all have ideas about criminal activities in the decades of the fifties, sixties and seventies.  We have read news stories, books, and seen great movies depicting the times and activities.   I believed in the reports and books that I read until I began to dig deeper.  As I dug, I discovered huge falsehoods.  I …