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Murder on the Brooklyn Docks – Part 1

Murder on the Brooklyn Docks – Part 1

Traditionally, it was thought and written about that there was a battle for control of Brooklyn's docks and rackets between the Irish and Italians, that the Italians won and wiped out the Irish gangs on the docks. That hitmen from Cleveland travelled to Brooklyn and...

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The Fall of “Wild” Bill Lovett

The Fall of “Wild” Bill Lovett

After Bill Lovett had begun to clean house, taking out or removing the previous White Hand Gang leader's loyalists through a series of murders, shootings and stabbings. But none of it went opposed, Dinny Meehan the previous leader and Garry Barry still had friends...

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“Wild” Bill cleans house

“Wild” Bill cleans house

With Dinny Meehan out of the way, "Wild" Bill Lovett assumed control of the White Hand Gang. Although there was no evidence to link Lovett to Meehan's murder, it didn't stop the talk around the docks, with the dock loaders and stevedores speculating as to who Meehan's...

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“Wild” Bill Lovett Takes Over

“Wild” Bill Lovett Takes Over

Becoming the boss of Brooklyn's White Hand Gang was something that many wanted, none more so than "Wild" Bill Lovett. The current leader Dinny Meehan suspected that Lovett was going to become an issue that would have to be dealt with sooner or later. Unfortunately for...

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Pat Nee

Pat Nee

Born in the Irish speaking part of Ireland, Ros Muc, Connemara in County Galway, Patrick Nee emigrated to the US when he was young, along with his parents and siblings. The family settled in Boston. When the Vietnam War broke out Pat Nee joined up with the Marines and...

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Joe McDonald

Joe McDonald

Joe "Joe Mac" McDonald, one of the founding members of Boston's Winter Hill gang, along with Buddy McClean and Howie Winter. Joe Mac was known "as a very serious man not to be trifled with under any circumstances".In the 1960's Joe was part of a crew who were caught...

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Paul McGonagle

Paul McGonagle

Paul McGonagle was one of the leaders of the Mullen’s gang in Boston during the mob war, along with Pat Nee. The Mullen’s were primarily a crew of up to 60 members that specialized in armed robbery, among other things. As the mob war ground on, with losses mounting on...

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Bugging 98 Prince Street

Bugging 98 Prince Street

In the pursuit of bringing down the Mafia in Boston's North End, John Connolly had help from Whitey Bulger & Steve Flemmi who had supplied Connolly with a diagram of where to place the bugs in the office in Angulo's headquarters at 98...

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A night with the Whyo’s

A night with the Whyo’s

The Whyo's gang were described by journalists as one of the worst to have ever infested the city of New York. Founded in the late 1800's, they ruled the old Five Points neighborhood, the 4th & 6th wards with a reign of terror from 1860 to 1890, their call Why-ooo,...

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