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The Boston Globe


Jan. 4, 1998

Whitey Bulger’s life on the run

Fugitive’s trail crisscrosses US

GRAND ISLE, La. -- He didn’t look like a gangster. Grandfatherly was more like it, what with his receding gray hair, Bing Crosby-style straw hat, windbreaker and khakis.

He was staying on this small Louisiana resort island on the Gulf of Mexico during the off-season with his girlfriend, an attractive blonde about 20 years his junior, in a beachfront duplex called “It’s Our Dream.’’

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