BIG COVERAGE on notorious Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger. CNN offers the above backgrounder on the man who who Beantown with an iron fist leaving corpses in his wake. Bulger was finally captured last week. ALSO, a terrific column by Peter Gelzinis in the Boston Herald. We've always thought Gelzinis was one of the best city columnists in the country. Check out the prose:It was an ice-cold grin, tinged with defiance and a kind of sinister glee. It was the last glimpse Billy (Bulger) had of the brother whose appearance yesterday — just down the street from where he stands accused of slaughtering Brian Halloran and Michael Donahue 30 years ago — unleashed a media firestorm.
It was chilling to think that same bloodless smile may have been the last thing Brian Halloran, Michael Donahue, Louis Litif, Debbie Davis, Debra Hussey, Arthur “Bucky” Barrett and John McIntyre to name just a few, saw before their lives were extinguished with sadistic delight.