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James “Whitey” Bulger’s Boston murder house is on the market for $3.5M

The listing claims it’s a good “development opportunity” — because who wants to sleep where the mob boss napped as the bodies were buried?
August 03, 2019 10:00AM

799 East Third Street and Whitey Bulger in his 2011 mugshot (Credit: Zillow, Getty Images)

799 East Third Street and Whitey Bulger in his 2011 mugshot (Credit: Zillow, Getty Images)

A Boston home connected to mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger is on sale for $3.5 million.

The property, dubbed “The Haunty,” has a total of 1,975 square feet of living space in two buildings, a front and rear house, and its lot spans 5,000 square feet. While it’s not millions-of-dollars large, the listing pitches the Cape-style property as a “development opportunity” in City Point, a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, according to the Boston Globe.

The potential sales-pitch hitch here is this was the location where the late mob boss committed three gruesome murders and where subsequently he had the bodies buried.

The property at 799 East Third Street in South Boston was owned at the time of the murders by the brother of a Bulger associate, Pat Nee. Before Michael and Kathleen Nee sold the South Boston property for $120,000 to the current owners, Russell and Mary Radcliffe, in 1985, the remains of the victims were moved to a location in the Dorchester area before.

Bulger was bludgeoned to death in October 2018 at the Hazelton federal penitentiary in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He was 89 years old and serving two life terms for 11 murders. No one has been charged in his murder — and, according to the Globe, he was given a proper burial in the Saint Joseph Cemetery. [Boston Globe] — Mike Seemuth