Whitey Bulger Moll 1.0 Edition

August 19, 2012

Atop yesterday’s Boston Globe Metro section:

Teresa Stanley, Bulger’s other longtime mate, dead at 71

She was the other woman in James “Whitey” Bulger’s life, the one who spent nearly 30 years with the gangster but refused to leave her family to stay with him on the run.

Teresa Stanley died of lung cancer Thursday morning at her home in South Boston, surrounded by her family. She was 71.

And the Boston Herald?

The dime-droppin’, mob-mockin’ feisty local tabloid had  . . . nothin’.

The Saturday Herald headline that wasn’t:

Bulger Now Minus His Reluctant Plus One

Instead, the Herald had this lame website caboose yesterday afternoon:

Teresa Stanley, former Whitey moll, dies of lung cancer at 71

Teresa Stanley, the onetime Whitey Bulger moll who left behind a cross-country life on the lam to return to her family in South Boston, has died of lung cancer, her family said. She was 71.

“She was truly just a beautiful woman,” her son-in-law, Ron Adams, told the Herald. “To look at her, you would know that. But what a lot of people didn’t know is how beautiful she was on the inside as well.”

Yeah, except the Globe’s quote from Adams was much better:

“She was a beautiful person, both inside and out, who carried herself with tremendous grace and dignity, at times under some difficult and challenging circumstances,” her son-in-law, Ron Adams, said Friday during a brief telephone interview. “She died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends. She will be missed by all.”

Bottom line: The Herald got totally pwned by the Globe on this story.