Saint Hoods – For centuries, Boston has been run by tough neighborhood crews that are in a constant battle for ultimate control and power. On the streets these crews are the law, the keepers of an old world way of life, running Boston’s underworld with an iron fist. Now, for the first time ever, Discovery Channel is taking viewers to the front lines of this never-ending turf war between Boston’s oldest rival crews.
With unprecedented access, the series showcases three of Boston’s most powerful crews, Southie, Roslindale, and Dorchester, as they vie for customers in the lucrative business of sports gambling. However, these businesses extend far beyond just taking bets. The crews claim to offer loans, move merchandise and solve “neighborhood” problems on their own terms.
This is a side of a society that exists under the radar. The series provides accounts of the incidents, misdeeds and wrongdoings within the Boston bookie community and gives a rare, never-before-seen look at how these crews members work together to run their businesses. Some identifying information and property has been change in the series and some scenes have been dramatized.
Channel: Discovery Channel
Producer: MAK Pictures
TX: 2nd August 2013
Source: Discovery press release