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Howie Carr: John Cincotti, man in the background of big moments in Boston mob lore, dies

21 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

In the old days of the Boston Mafia, John Cincotti might have been described as middle management, a non-commissioned officer type.
Cincotti, who died peacefully Monday at the age of 81, was there for several of the more memorable moments in Boston organized-crime history, never at the center, always just... hanging around, on the fringe.
He was raised “In Town,” as the old-school cops always labeled the Mafia faction based in the North End. He was a protégé of Ralphie Chong and Ralphie's boss, Larry Zannino, better known as Baione.
Larry had a “club” on North Margin Street. The FBI wired...
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