You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Kevin Cullen

Once a hitman, always a hitman

For a couple of guys who hadn’t spoken since Ronald Reagan’s first term, Whitey Bulger and Johnny Martorano didn’t look very happy to see each other. They barely looked at each other in federal court.

The last time they were together Whitey talked Johnny into killing his friend. Johnny was on the lam at the time and flew up from Florida. Whitey and his partner in crime, Steve Flemmi, drove down to the Marriott at LaGuardia Airport. It was no random choice. Johnny knew somebody who could get him a Marriott discount.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week