1 min readBy Published On: December 21st, 2011Categories: Features4 Comments

Who’s the most famous of ’em all?

From an Olympic athlete, to a notorious criminal, Boston.com is in search of the most famous person from South Boston. 

 

 

 

 

 

12 names are on the ballot including:

  • James Connolly –  Olympic Gold Medal winner
  • Brian Goodman – actor, writer and director
  • Eugene Lally – rocket scientist
  • James “Whitey” Bulger – notorious gangster
  • David Lindsay-Abaire – Pulitzer Prize-winning writer
  • William Bulger – Senate president and former president of UMass Boston
  • Stephen Lynch – US Representative
  • Michael Patrick MacDonald – author and activist
  • Pat Nee – IRA gun runner and local mobster
  • Brian Noonan – former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner
  • Kevin Weeks – local criminal and former associate of Whitey Bulger
  • Edward Logan – Logan airport named after him. War hero and served in the Legislature

Vote on the two celebrities you want to represent Southie in a bracket-style competition that will give one Greater Boston community bragging rights for having the most famous resident.   http://www.boston.com/yourtown/boston/southboston/gallery/famous_celebrities_from_south_boston?pg=14
Really?  They need a competition?  Everyone knows Southie is #1 https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/southie-1
Another question – no women? Not one famous South Boston woman?

 

4 Comments

  1. BILLY O'NEILL JR. December 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I THINK PEGGY ROONEY SHOULD BE ON THAT LIST & TAKE THE CRIMINALS OFF THE LIST.

    YOU LEFT OUT RAY FLYNN, JACK HART, & SO MANY GREAT SOUTH BOSTONIANS..

    THANKS FOR LETTING ME VOICE MY OPINION.

     

    BILLY O'NEILL JR.

     

  2. BILLY O'NEILL JR. December 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I THINK PEGGY ROONEY SHOULD BE ON THAT LIST & TAKE THE CRIMINALS OFF THE LIST.

    YOU LEFT OUT RAY FLYNN, JACK HART, & SO MANY GREAT SOUTH BOSTONIANS..

    THANKS FOR LETTING ME VOICE MY OPINION.

     

    BILLY O'NEILL JR.

     

  3. BILLY O'NEILL JR December 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    SR. MARYADELE ROBINSON

    PEGGY ROONEY.

    MARGARET LYNCH

    MICHELLE HART

    CATHY FLYNN

     

  4. Gino January 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    All of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents that made this town what it is today. My great grandparents came from Sicily and stayed in South Boston as did their children and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. As my Grandfather used to say to the naysayers who made disparaging remarks about our town- they are jealous of what we have here- waterfront living!

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