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Former Winter Hill Gang Boss Jimmy” Whitey”  Bulger

By Todd A. Prussman, Herald

Throw a tsunami at Whitey Bulger, he won’t get wiped away.

Whitey Bulger captured readers’ attention the most in 2011. The Boston mobster, done in by a love of cats shared by his girlfriend-on-the-lam , and a late ’70s Icelandic beauty queen, was the clear pick for story of the year among Herald readers in yesterday’s Friday Throwdown.

“Without a doubt, –Whitey Bulger’s capture ” said Tina, via Facebook, during the weekly news chat on bostonherald.com

Whitey captured,” seconded David, also via Facebook.

The March 21 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan and dented the world economy barely earned a mention

Bulger was arrested in June after FBI agents, acting on a tip provided by a former Miss Iceland, lured him out of the rent-controlled apartment he’d stuffed with cash and guns in Santa Monica, Calif., bringing to an end 16 years of life as a fugitive.

Second only to Bulger was the dramatic May 2 raid by Navy SEALS on the Pakistan lair of al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed during the raid To read  Click here: Whitey Bulger captured readers’ attention the most in 2011 – BostonHerald.com