Ralph Ranalli – Book Sunday – Deadly Alliance

Deadly Alliance by Ralph Ranalli came out in paper back.  I think it may be the best book written about the dealings of the FBI and mobsters like Whitey.  Ranalli was the only newspaper reporter to cover every session of Judge Mark Wolf’s seminal hearings that blew off the doors of the FBI’s inner sanctum revealing …

Whitey’s Handler John Connolly – His Early Life Up To College

Connolly was  born on August 1, 1940.   Billy Bulger born February 2, 1934.  He’s six and a half years older than Connolly.   Whitey Bulger born September 3, 1929.  He’s about 11 years older than Connolly. These dates are important to flesh out Connolly’s connection to the Bulgers in his early years. If you lived in the …

Whitey : – A Quick Overview of His Life To 1995

Whitey Bulger lived with his family on LoganWay in the Old Harbor Village, South Boston (Southie).  (Logan connected with O’Callaghan Way.)  This was one of the first housing projects in America.  He had a reputation as a bully.  Brother Billy wrote that while a kid Whitey  became “known to the police.”   It wasn’t for …

The Ghost of Ivan – State Trooper Foley’s Inveigling By The FBI

Tom Foley in his book “Most Wanted” elides over many uncomfortable facts. He does this because like Macbeth he is haunted by a ghost.  His Banquo is Ivan. Foley became a trooper in 1979.  In 1984 he joined a unit headed by Lt. Dave Matioli who he described as “a real up-and-comer, smart and well …