Brian Halloran was a bank robber and murderer who made the mistake of ratting out the King Rat. When Halloran tried to save his own life by informing on Bulger to the feds, he found himself in the crosshairs of Whitey's corrupt pet agent, John Connolly. Connolly leaked Halloran's cooperation to Bulger, and FBI supervisor John Morris, who was also in Bulger's pocket, discouraged the FBI and the US Attorney's office from offering Halloran protection. On May 11, 1982, Bulger pulled up alongside Halloran and innocent bystander Michael Donahue as they left Anthony's Pier 4 on the waterfront and killed both men with a fusillade of automatic gunfire. Today, Anthony's Pier 4 is one of the few places in Boston that hasn't changed a hair since Whitey's heyday: the staff still sport bowties and sea-captain jackets, cigars are for sale near the entrance, and bartenders serve Ritz crackers straight from the wax sleeve with the complimentary cheese spread.
Anthony's Pier 4, 140 Northern Ave :: 617.423.6363
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