There Goes The Neighborhood: Mob Scum Who Ordered Southern Hills Hit Found Living In Home Of Homeless

Yes, the mob hooligan who was on the FBI's America's Ten Most Wanted and who ordered a 1981 hit of a Southern Hills member turned out to be living a few blocks down the street from me here in the Home of the Homeless.

Jennifer Medina and Ian Lovell of the New York Times file the stock "but he seemed like such a nice guy" story after talking to Bulger's neighbors.

One neighbor, Barbara Gluck, described Ms. Greig as “a very lovely person.”

“He, on the other hand, when we talked too long, would shout, ‘Stop talking, let’s go,’ ” she said.
Janus Goodwin, 61, who lived on the same floor as Mr. Bulger and Ms. Greig, came to know the couple in 1999. She said Mr. Bulger rarely left the apartment.

“When I would be invited in, he would always be lying on the sofa, watching TV,” Ms. Goodwin said. “He was very proud of his little art pieces, which were cheap knockoffs of Monet and Van Gogh.”

Hey, there's nothing wrong with a few Van Gogh knock offs! Say, three to be exact.

Maybe this should have tipped someone off:

In recent months, she said, they had a sign on their door, “Please do not knock at any time.”

Anyway, here's Dave Kindred's story from 1981 on the Southern Hills hit.

For John V. Martorano was a busy man. His Boston bosses in the Irish Mob saw to that. They had a long list of men whose silence they desired. They had won a war with the Italian Mafia that long ruled Boston's streets. Their allies included corrupt FBI agents who protected them from arrest in exchange for information leading to career-building arrests of the Italians. One agent had been a boyhood pal of James Joseph (Whitey) Bulger, the Irish Mob's top boss, their paths diverging until ambition and circumstance joined them in common cause.