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Gerard O’Neill, Boston Globe Investigative Reporter, Dies at 76

Aug 23, 2019 - The New York Times

Mr. O’Neill’s biggest quarry was Whitey Bulger, Boston’s most notorious mobster, whom he helped expose as an F.B.I. informant.

Gerard M. O’Neill, an investigative reporter and editor for The Boston Globe whose exposés included the revelation that James (Whitey) Bulger, Boston’s notorious crime boss, was an informant for the F.B.I., died on Thursday at his home in Boston. He was 76.

The cause was interstitial lung disease, his son Shane said.

Mr. O’Neill, who sp...