By Emily Sweeney, Globe Staff
Tourists and newcomers may only know Boston for its bookish college students, Brahmin history, and rush hour traffic, but locals can attest to the darker landmarks that lurk just beneath our city's historic landscape and seemingly innocent surface. But parallel to the same streets that Bostonians conduct their daily lives and business, the citys underworld with its storied Italian Mafia and Irish Mob ran a different town...
Throughout the years, mobsters of the likes of Whitey Bulger, Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo and Stephen Flemmi etched their place in local lore through murders, indictments, illegal gambling, loansharking, and drugs. Scattered around Boston's neighborhoods are places where deals were made, people killed, and bodies unearthed. The following sites are not on the Freedom Trail. If anything, these places are part of Boston's underworld; a walk down a lane of memories paved by reputed gangsters.