Gangland Boston

A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime

Book Description

Welcome to Boston’s criminal underworld

  • Author covers crime for the Boston Globe
  • An entire chapter dedicated to Whitey Bulger: “Whitey’s World”
  • 150 photos from author’s own Boston crime archives and more

Organized criminals have haunted Greater Boston’s history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript building. Packed with photos, sidebars, and maps,
Gangland Boston reveals the secrets of these places, showing how the Italian mafia and Irish gangs rose to power, how the Winter Hill gang ascended to prominence, and how James “Whitey” Bulger became the region’s most feared crime boss. These are the places where deals were made, people were killed, and bodies were unearthed. From South Boston to the North End, Chinatown, Downtown, and Charlestown; Somerville, Brookline, and more . . . come and see where mobsters lived, worked, ate, played, and died.

About Sweeney, Emily

Emily Sweeney is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Boston Globe since 2001. Her work has been featured on the Howard Stern Show, Beat the Press, the Howie Carr Show, New England Cable News, WBZ News Radio, WRKO, WMEX, WEMF, and other media outlets. She served for many years as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and she currently serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition and the board of governors for the New England Society of News Editors. A native Bostonian, she appeared with Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie, and The Departed, a documentary film that is featured on the DVD of the Oscar-winning movie The Departed. A Boston-area native and Littletown, Massachusetts, resident, Sweeney is a frequent guest speaker at schools, universities, and media industry events.