Boston's Tommy Gun-Wielding 1930s GangstersPlay
The year was 1934. The place was Needham. The crime, a bank robbery and the murder of two police officers, cut down with a "tommy gun."
What followed was a police investigation and the arrest of four suspects: two Jewish brothers, an MIT graduate and an 18-year-old minister's daughter, the beautiful Norma Brighton.
The whole thing is chronicled in "Tommy Gun Winter," a new book from Nathan Gorenstein, a former investigative reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nathan Gorenstein, former investigative reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of "Tommy Gun Winter: Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher's Daughter and the Trial That Shocked 1930s Boston." He tweets @Murtscuz.
Wicked Local Medford: "Tommy Gun Winter," By Nathan Gorenstein Explores 1934 Needham Bank Robbery
- "The subtitle, 'Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher’s Daughter and the Trial that Shocked 1930s Boston,' only scratches the surface of a saga that dominated the front page of all seven Boston daily newspapers at the time."
This segment aired on May 12, 2015.