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Latest John Connolly Items
Boston may have chosen Mayor-elect Martin Walsh — who narrowly defeated John Connolly — in Tuesday's race. But the third-place finisher was a more familiar name, though he's known more for power-hitting the Red Sox through the World Series than for political aspirations.
State Rep. Martin Walsh was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, defeating City Councilor and fellow Democrat John Connolly in the hard-fought race to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.
James "Whitey" Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant.
A federal prosecutor said in opening statements Wednesday at James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial that the reputed mobster was at the center of "murder and mayhem" in Boston for almost 30 years, while the defense attacked the credibility of the government's star witnesses.
James "Whitey" Bulger led a charmed life until he was finally arrested in California on June 23, 2011. Mr. Bulger, the alleged former crime boss of an Irish-American crime family based in South Boston, was about to be arrested in 1995 but was tipped off and he disappeared. He was a fugitive from justice for 16 years, ranking on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives second only to Osama bin Laden.