The Friends of the Needham Public Library invite you to a presentation by Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow, co-authors of The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts. They’ll discuss ruthless gangsters, seedy hangouts, and deadly hits of Boston’s notorious underworld.
Sunday, February 10th, 2pm
Community Room, Needham Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library
The capture of notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger closed an infamous chapter in Boston history. Yet the city’s criminal underworld has a long and bloody rap sheet that stretches back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Boston journalists Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow reveal the underbelly of Boston through profiles of ruthless gangsters like Charles “King” Solomon, the Angiulo brothers, Joseph “The Animal” Barboza, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi and many more. Ford and Schorow navigate the backrooms and seedy hangouts where deadly hits and lucrative heists were hatched to guide readers to the real story of Boston’s gangster past.
Beverly Ford is a Boston-based journalist and author who has spent more than twenty years as a reporter and freelance writer for the Boston Herald, the New York Daily News, the London Times, the London Mirror, Access Magazine, and other publications. She currently works as a freelance investigative journalist for the New England Center for Investigative Journalism, was among several reporters to win the 1991 Associated Press Spot News Award, and has lectured on crime and breaking news coverage at Boston-area colleges and universities.
Stephanie Schorow is a Boston-based freelance writer, author, teacher, and artist. She is the author of The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston; East of Boston; Boston on Fire; and The Coconut Grove Fire. She has spent thirty years working for various news organizations including the Boston Herald, the TAB chain, the Stamford Advocate and the Associated Press. She currently works as a freelancer for the Boston Globe and teaches writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.