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Whitey Bulger Black Mass the Valhalla 1984


Robert Anderson of Rockport, ma when I knew him was the Captain of the 75′ “WINNER III” Party boat out of Rockport, ma. Little did I know he was the Husband of my cousin at that time.

My friend Mark Gossom and I would ride back home from the fishing grounds in his Pilot house. Another victim of Whitey Bulger. His life was ruined from then on. He could of said no. but that would’ve been his death sentence. be the first to throw the first stone….

From the Gloucester Daily Times;


June 25, 2011

‘Whitey’ arrest recalls Gloucester IRA gun run

By Andrea Holbrook Staff Writer

The arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger earlier this week may resonate most deeply in South Boston, but the reverberations can be felt here in Gloucester.

In 1984, on a September night, the swordfish boat Valhalla left Gloucester Harbor.

Her captain, Robert Anderson of Gloucester, had filled her tank with 8,000 gallons of fuel at Gloucester Marine Railways, iced up with 30 tons, and purchased 7,000 pounds of bait mackerel and squid from Quality Seafoods.

Anyone who saw her leaving port probably thought she was headed out to fish.

About two weeks later, the Valhalla stopped in Boston before coming home to Gloucester. The ship was seized there by US Customs officials.

Authorities said Valhalla’s crew has offloaded 7 1/2 tons of automatic rifles, submachines guns and hand grenades worth $1 million destined for the Irish Republican Army to another ship off the Irish coast during its trip. While the second ship and weapons were seized and its crew arrested by Irish authorities, the Valhalla was in international waters and headed back out to sea, albeit under surveillence.

Irish officials said at the time that it was the largest seizure of IRA-bound weapons to date.

In Boston, the Valhalla was searched, but no arms except for an empty 9-mm shell casing were found. Anderson and John McIntyre, the Valhalla’s navigator, were questioned for hours, but let go.

In April 1986, the U.S. government would accuse Andersen, McIntyre, reputed Irish mob boss Joseph Murray Jr. of Charlestown and Patrick Nee of South Boston of gun-running. Neither Murray nor Nee had been on the vessel, but had flown to Ireland to await the shipment, and then flown back to Boston when they heard of the seizure.

Also indicted was New Yorker John Crawley, an ex-Marine who had been arrested by Irish authorities in September 1984 and convicted of smuggling.

Andersen, Murray and McIntyre were also accused of smuggling 30 tons of marijuana to the United States on the return trip in a British freighter.

Police had Murray, a known smuggler, in custody; Anderson would return from a fishing trip a few days later and turn himself in.

However, Nee, a associate of Bulger’s, and McIntyre had fallen off the map.

McIntyre’s mother last saw her boat-building son in Quincy on Nov. 29, 1984, when the 32-year-old came to visit his ailing dad for tea. That night his cat was killed and thrown at the family home’s front door; he told his mom he was being followed.

Closure of the Valhalla case would come in May 1987.

For the entire article click here to read it at The Gloucester Daily Times site


Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through the Week

Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through next Week

Sizes range from; 5″x7″, 9″x12″, 16″x20″ and up.

Price’s start at $75.00

Email for an appointment at Frontiero@hotmail.com

Some Examples Below

At first sight #proud of my Dad: HarborWalk Fisherman’s Wharf public art exhibition



















Catherine Ryan submits-

At first sight, Leo Vitale finds the panel where his Dad’s boat is featured in a gorgeous Paul Frontiero photograph. His cousin and sisters join in.

Joey Ciaramitaro, Vito Giacalone, Mark McDonough, and Peter Prybot were the original authors of this outdoor display, before it was expanded and updated.  The exhibit was restored because the original faded.  Artists generously granted reproduction permission of their work. Go see their art! Look for Joey Ciaramitaro, Paul Frontiero, Martin Luster and Brenda Guiled. Individuals and organizations were generous too. More on this later…


Jenn Cullen Super FOB! Thank You!!

Jenn Cullen is a Super FOB of GMG.

We like to give her a hard time when she says she will be at the next GMG event. Sometimes she would show up, some times she would have to work or fill in for somebody at a couple of local businesses. Always an excuse :).

She’s a hard worker who can take a beating from the GMG Authors. Also she has commented on a lot of posts.

Commenting on our posts on GMG helps give us a clue on what the readers like and not like.

Don’t be afraid to comment. No one will think less of you if you leave a critical comment. Except me. :)

Thanks for being there Jenn for all your support through good times and Bad.

From Jenn Cullen;

“I’m now the proud owner of three original Paul Frontiero Sr. Oil Paintings! And his son Paul, also a great artist in his own right (I have a few of his pieces, too), came to my house to show me the collection for sale and also made me my own special Art, Rocks! mug which I will treasure always! So excited to get these framed and hung.”

In my opinion Jenn got the best that was left of the small paintings.

so representative of “Old Gloucester”


Magnolia “Art, Rocks!” FOUND!

From Nicole Myers;

“Hi :)

My son and I found your art rock in magnolia! We love it :)”

Gloucester Schooner Festival View from Stage Fort Park 09/06/2015

Gloucester Schooner Festival

View from Stage Fort Park 09/06/2015




Private Property?

Private Property?



“Art, Rocks!” Sunday! Heads Up! 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm

I heard an Art Rock will be left somewhere on the Harbor Walk on the Waterfront today 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm.

A post on GMG at 4:59pm will give a hint of it’s location.

Try to find it if you dare or don’t if you don’t give a crap. :)



“Art, Rock’s!” The Fort. FOUND!

“The “Art, Rock’s!” The Fort” was found a day after I left it.

Toby Pett waited a day to give others a chance.

Email From Toby:

“Thank you. ..I waited a whole day…As no one else claimed it, I now have my second. ..perhaps I will loan them to a museum for an exhibition. ..” Toby Pett

I think I have to be dead Toby before a museum would ever display any of my work :)

Thanks for responding Toby!

The Joey C and Izzy Love Fest Continues

Where Joey survives yet another attack from Paul Frontiero’s vicious (read adorable) Izzy.

Our dog loving Joey survives another vicious attack from Izzy.

A video posted by Kim Smith (@kimsmithdesigns) on

Joey Ciaramitaro Nicole Bogin, Donna, James -2 ©Kim Smith 2015James, Joey, Nicole, and Donna podcasting from the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Stage Fort Park Visitor’s Center ~ note zit removed.



Who said Joey C hates dogs?
Who said Joey is a wimp when it comes to anything with more than 2 legs?
Who said Joey is a jerk when it comes to someone’s love of their 4 legged child?
Not me now.
Little “IZZY” stole Joey’s Heart last Friday. Joey even fed her by hand.
Seeing him hug and kiss her made me cry. I guess I had Joey all wrong.
So bring your dogs down the dock when visiting and maybe Joey will throw you a Bone.





Look and look again: The HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled, joining discussion with fine art, business and community, wharf and sea.

Cat Ryan submits-

Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!

Look and look again: The spiffed up HarborWalk Fishermen’s Wharf exhibit is deeply channeled–joining fine art and discussion, business and community, wharf and sea. Keep in mind that the installation is a work-in-progress. Look for updates and notices of an official unveiling!


Back in 2010, detailed information panels along Fishermen’s Wharf were created by Mark McDonough, Vito Giacalone, Peter Prybot and Joey Ciaramitaro. The panels were installed along the Giacalone’s wall, between businesses and at the water’s edge. The content, collaborative spirit and contemporary reporting impacted the HarborWalk design. Cambridge Seven Associates, architects for the HarborWalk, were fans. Connections were encouraged. Two HarborWalk story posts (formerly described as Story Moments) were sited at each end: Fishing Today HarborWalk Story Post #5 and Lobstering HarborWalk Story Post #4. Pretty much everybody hoped the signs would be cared for and this outdoor channel would remain.


Thanks to bright sunshine, the panels along Fishermen’s Wharf deteriorated. Some of the fabulous content disappeared. Guess what? Signs are temporary and can be re-visited.


New signs were designed, content edited and updated, and the display taken to a new level with support of the City. Matt Coogan, Senior Planner Community Development, directed the project, working with the original authors and team. Cambridge Seven Associates designed the panels. The addition of fine art photography, drawings and design spiffed up the already museum quality display. Fine art by Joey Ciaramitaro, Marty Luster, Paul Frontiero and others are something else to celebrate this week!

Saunter by. More stories to come. Worth repeating: the exhibit is still a work in progress. It’s not 100% live…yet!

contact Friends of the HarborWalk (most active related to the beautiful public gardens) kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and/or gharborwalk@gmail.com

Paintings for sale! Starting my own “JackStarter” campaign.

Paintings for sale!


If you don’t do Ebay and like one of the Paintings and there are no bids on it you can contact me at frontiero@hotmail.com and we’ll work something out.

I also have larger paintings 16″x20″ up to 36″x40″, so if you’d like to come take a look at them contact me to set up an appointment.



My name is Paul F Frontiero Jr and I’m starting my own “Jackstarter” Campaign.

What’s a “JackStarter” Campaign? There was no such thing until now. (I just made it up)

I am selling some of my Dad’s Paintings on Ebay. The money will go to adopting a needy Jack Russell Terrier.

I’m am stating out the bidding very low so you can enjoy a beautiful painting by my dad for a crazy low cost. You will see paintings this size by other Cape Ann artists for hundreds of dollars more. So Bid and own a beautiful piece of Cape Ann Art by a Great Cape Ann Painter “Paul F Frontiero Sr.”

I’ll ship anywhere in the USA or will hand deliver it to you if you live on Cape Ann.

There’s no obligation to buy, but if your looking for a painting I just wanted you to know what the money will go to.

I will share my experience of adopting a Jack with the GMG readers. I’ll be working with JacksGalore of western Massachusetts

And I’m sure you’ll see us walking around Stage Fort Park this Summer.

There are a lot of needy “Jack’s” out there that need a forever home.


Our “Blaze” was a sweetheart. We had her for 7 years before she was diagnosed with a collapsed Tracea.

She got me through a lot of hard times. She Passed over the bridge on Feb. 2, 2015. Now I know she’s taking care of my Son and Father.

She almost took down GMG Headquarters at one time. And we miss her so much.

We will be giving a needy Jack Russell a great home to enjoy.

Maybe this one will become the “OFFICIAL DOG OF GMG

You can check out all the cute Jack Russells and make a donation of any size at;




Memorial Day 2015 In Memory of the Ones we Love!

In Memory



Paul’s locker at Eascare

paul III

Paul F Frontiero III 1984-2011

 Paul F Frontiero 1925-2012

From Cathy Frontiero’s Facebook Page;

“Remembering our veterans today especially Our Papa. A true gentleman, a wonderful man, the best father inlaw a girl could ask for!!!”

Paul F Frontiero 1925-2012 Navy Coxswain LCVP WWII Pacific Theater, Siapan, Tinian, Tarawa, Leyte, Gilbert Islands, Soloman’s Island.



“BLAZE” 2001-2015

She got me through a lot of hard times. Now she is keeping my Father and Son company.


Cape Ann Paintings for Sale by Paul Frontiero Sr.


For Sale on Ebay

Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero Sr. 1925-2012

They are all 9″x12″ oil on Panels.

More Coming Soon.

Larger Paintings Available. Contact; Paul at Frontiero@hotmail.com



Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

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