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Author Martini, Bobby.

Title Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang / Bobby Martini & Elayne Keratsis.

Publication Info. North Reading, MA : Powder House Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  364.106 MARTINI    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  364.106 MARTINI    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.106 MA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xix, 395 pages, [10] : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary In the early 1960's a bloody civil war broke out between the two powerful Irish Mob families in the Somerville Massachusetts neighborhood known as Winter Hill. Over sixty men were murdered, including the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, James "Buddy" McLean. The leadership of one of the most influential non-Italian crime organizations in the United States was inherited by his childhood friend, Howard T. "Howie" Winter. The events during Winter's tenure offer a true picture of an era in Boston's pre-Whitey Bulger history when the streets were protected by a close-knit group of Irish-Italian "businessmen." After decades of silence, three strong and very different females lift the Mob veil and voice their own struggle to survive in Somerville's criminal circle. This is a microscopic view of a generation struggling to walk the moral tightrope between societal decency and the loyalty of criminality.
Subject Organized crime -- Massachusetts -- Somerville.
Mafia -- Massachusetts -- Somerville.
Gangsters -- Massachusetts -- Somerville.
Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Somerville.
Somerville (Mass.) -- History.
Added Author Keratsis, Elayne.
ISBN 9780982991503
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