Famous folks from South Boston
The one-time state Senate president's life seems inversely parallel to the criminal life of his notorious brother, "Whitey."
When he was 14, William Bulger decided not to go down Columbia Road to South Boston High School, where his friends attended and seemed destined for blue-collar or city jobs. Instead, he caught a streetcar to Boston College High School.
While Bill studied literature at BC, his brother was wanted for robbing banks across the country.