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Old 10-29-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: New England
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Does the Winter Hill Gang, or other Irish American gangs in the Boston area, still exist in 2017? Do they still conduct illegal activities or have any operations? What does the membership numbers look like?
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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i think their facebook page has the membership data and also a link to join if you are interested
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: New England
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i think their facebook page has the membership data and also a link to join if you are interested
Hah I'm not interested just curious. It seems like they are basically dead.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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i think their facebook page has the membership data and also a link to join if you are interested
Dang...I must spread rep around before giving it to you again.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I thought you were talking about... never mind, my (old) age is showing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7sKNb4UUE
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Does the Winter Hill Gang, or other Irish American gangs in the Boston area, still exist in 2017? Do they still conduct illegal activities or have any operations? What does the membership numbers look like?
Doubt it
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Boston
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They last existed in the early 1990s, and barely at that. They were probably last powerful in the early to mid 80s.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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They are close in spirit to the West End gang or Irish gang in Montreal. They are still going strong but a number of heads have fallen and been replaced over time.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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They are close in spirit to the West End gang or Irish gang in Montreal. They are still going strong but a number of heads have fallen and been replaced over time.


I may have read something about the West End guys. Was one of it's leaders a guy named Desfosses?
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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I think most of the old gangs have laundered their money into more legal enterprises these days.
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