Shadow and light converge on Mob Museum
No one can blame the guy for being curious.
It turns out not all the mobsters were in display cases Tuesday morning at the grand opening of the sparkling National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The Mob Museum does a spectacular job of hauling into custody the major elements of the violent American criminal subculture, but it appears one tough customer slipped the dragnet.
Moving from shadow to light through the crowd of well- wishers, reporters and gawkers was none other than New England mafia figure Vinny Ferrara. The man once known as “the Animal” kept a low profile during the ceremony.
With his background, Ferrara could have taught a doctoral seminar on organized crime. Educated on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End as well as at St. John’s University, Ferrara gained infamy as capo in the Patriarca crime family.