Jonathan Berk has set up a Twitter feed to re-post all the tweets from reporters at the trial.
No more "alleged" about it. Whitey Bulger's lawyer, Jay Carney, yesterday admitted his client was a loansharking, drug-dealing thug. Just not a government-informing thug. From the Globe, which provides a cast of characters.
WBUR has more on Carney's attempt to turn the trial into a referendum on government corruption.
Meet the Sleepy Juror, who seemed to have trouble staying awake the first day of the Bulger trial:
I'm the alternate juror who can't keep my eyes open. Watch me decide Whitey Bulger's fate! No need for a mistrial, I'm merely a fan...
Lana Jones at WBZ reports that one of the people summoned as a prospective juror today for the Bulger trial was an assistant Suffolk County district attorney. For some reason, Bulger's lawyer objected and the judge agreed and so an assistant DA won't be helping to decide the alleged murdering mobster's fate.
Like Globies Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen, the Herald's Howie Carr can also watch the Bulger trial from the public seats, judge rules. Meanwhile, Bulger's lawyers want the trial delayed so they can investigate whether State Police gave a witness the same sort of protection Bulger allegedly got from the FBI.
The Trial of Whitey Bulger, by Matthew Connolly, a retired criminal attorney and former assistant DA.
Meanwhile, the judge in the impending case has to decide whether to ban the reporters and columnists who have been covering Bulger since he ran the Winter Hill Gang now that Bulger's lawyers have put them on a list of potential witnesses.
All those kids today who get their news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, to be exact, the Metro reports. Jury selection starts tomorrow.
Why didn't they run that book excerpt about Whitey Bulger in Love on Valentine's Day? Who doesn't love a good romantic yarn? OK, one in which the protagonist was busy choking one girlfriend to death in front of the other until an underling pulled him off her, but still.
UPDATE: Sheesh, whatever happened to the days when you could trust stuff you read online? The Herald's O'Ryan Johnson tweets neither mobster nor moll is in transit anywhere - due to a computer glitch at the Bureau of Prisons, they've been marked as "in transit" since June.
A federal appeals court today ordered the government to pay nearly $3 million to the families of three people murdered by Whitey Bulger when he was under FBI protection.
In two rulings issued today, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston said enough was enough, Bulger and pal Stephen Flemmi were able to kill people because they knew the government wouldn't touch him and that the government should pay for its role in the murders of Louis Litif, Debra Davis and Deborah Hussey.
South End Textiles has come up with an activity for idle hands - download their 8 1/2x11 PDF, print it out and go to town (or Santa Monica).
Dana Reichman Gitell spotted this guy just standing there in Dedham this morning.
Dan Kennedy analyzes the Globe's explanation on how it found the identity of the woman who turned in Bulger and why it didn't put her at any more risk than she already faced - thanks to the FBI saying a few months ago that the winning tip came from Iceland and, really, how many Icelanders would Bulger and Grieg have run across in Santa Monica?