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Daily Archives: January 30th, 2011

Richard J. Connolly, a former  mob reporter who wrote extensively about  organized crime and helped The Boston Globe win its first Pulitzer Prize, died Thursday of pneumonia. He was 84. Written  By J.M. Lawrence, Boston Globe

Mr. Connolly was a study in tenacity. When the federal court in Boston would not allow him to make copies of FBI logs made from an illegal bug planted in New England Mafia boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca’s Providence headquarters, Mr. Connolly toted his typewriter into the clerk’s office and typed up his own copy of the logs. Read  Full Story Click here: Richard Connolly; Globe reporter had underworld contacts – The Boston Globe