The Montreal Gazette talks to former Canadiens enforcer Chris "Knuckles" Nilan about "Black Mass." Seems Nilan was once married to Whitey's stepdaughter, so he's obviously qualified to talk about the movie. Also, he's "a product of Bostonâ€™s rough-and-tumble West Roxbury," the Gazette reports. Read more.
Brookline Police have been chronicling the arrival of Black Mass stars at the Coolidge Corner - and handling crowd control - this evening, for the movie's premiere.
Robert Fitzpatrick testified as a Bulger witness and now he faces potential prison time himself, WHDH reports.
Yep, it's the trailer for the Johnny Depp version of the Whitey Bulger story.
H/t Patty Palmer.
Southie Spots shows us the road in front of South Boston High School tonight - repainted for filming for the murdering-thug biopic (you may recall how said serial killer shot up the Globe for its support of busing).
Paul Nutting Jr. spied the line of people at the old Bayside Expo Center hoping for an extra's role in the Johnny Depp biopic about everybody's favorite murdering psychopathic mobster.
Emily Murphy shows us the notice she got from the producers of Black Mass, the Johnny Depp movie based on the Whitey book by two former Globe reporters, not the script being worked on by Affleck and Damon.
Ben Affleck is directing a pilot for Fox:
Set in â€™60s Boston, the drama follows FBI agent Rudy MacAteer and his informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. In his effort to take down the Italian-American mafia, MacAteer finds himself breaking the law. Eventually, he and Flood pave the way for the rise of the Irish-American mob.
Click on this link to watch: http://bcove.me/pnyb87tj
Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, who claimed he was allegedly extorted for his Morrissey Boulevard Liquor Store by Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemming, and Kevin Weeks, was found dead on Mill Street in Lincoln, MA.
Rakes who had been slated to appear as a witness for Carmen Ortiz found out on Tuesday that he would not be called as a witness. Last week, Kevin Weeks testified that Whitey did not extort Rakes but instead it was Rakes who tried to extort Whitey.
Every single reporter covering the Bulger trial is, of course, livetweeting the testimony. For the most part, the tweets, by their very nature, are just brief little nuggets of testimony (last week, during testimony on some of the murders, it was like a horror remake of "Groundhog Day" as each reporter followed the other with basically the same exact description of a bullet in the head or a rope that was too thick, over and over again).
But sometimes ...
WGBH provides this animated re-enactment of the cursive exchange at the Bulger trial the other day. Will they be animating the descriptions of the rope that was too thick to strangle somebody?
Craig Fitzgerald chronicles all the cars for which photos have been introduced as evidence to date in the Whitey Bulger trial, notes that "about 2/3s of these cars are all shod with Sears RoadHandler snow tires."
Chris Dearborn, associate clinical professor at Suffolk University Law School answers your questions, assuming you have questions such as "Why should I care?" and "Is this case really going to last three months?"
Associated Press journeys to Milford to talk to the residents of Country Club Lane about their neighbor, whom they knew only as John before learning he was Howie Carr's favorite mass murderer:
Well, it means I won't get into any arguments with him. Whatever he says, he's right.
Matt Conley sums up and dissects Martarano's testimony:
He told how he was taught by his father and by "the priests and nuns" that Judas was the worst person in the world. This he explained let him see himself as ridding the world of many Judases. Apparently we are to believe these killings had some type of imprimatur from the Church or at least that Martorano was following one of the 10 Commandments given to Moses, that of honoring one's parents.