Category: Mafia Insider

The Nite Lite Café Murders: Boston Mafia Lieutenant ‘Ralphie Chong’s’ North End Hangout Site Of 1966 Bloodletting

Recently-deceased Boston mob figure Ralph (Ralphie Chong) Lamattina helped his bosses in the Patriarca crime family kill two local rival racketeers inside his Nite Lite Café on the outskirts of the North End in the 1960s. Greek gangster Arthur (Tash) Bratsos and his bodyguard Thomas (Tommy D) De Prisco were lured to the Nite Lite
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The China Syndrome: Beantown Mobster ‘Ralphie Chong’ Lamattina Checks Out Of The Game At 94

New England mafia soldier Ralph (Ralphie Chong) Lamattina died of natural causes earlier this month (April 10, 2017). He was a ripe 94 years old and came from the Patriarca crime family’s Boston wing. Longtime Boston Herald mob scribe Howie Carr first reported Ralphie Chong’s passing in Sunday’s paper. From the 1960s into the 1980s,
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Stretching His Legs: Boston Wiseguy ‘Stretch’ Quintina Leaves Prison On Heels Of Year-&-A-Half For Racketeering

Boston mobster Pryce (Stretch) Quintina walked free this week. The veteran 77-year old Patriarca crime family soldier was released from an 18-month federal prison term for extortion to house-arrest status Tuesday morning. He’ll shed his monitoring bracelet on May 29. Quintina worked directly on behalf of former New England mafia acting boss Anthony (Spucky) Spagnolo and was
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Plenty Of Fireworks In Cleveland Mafia In The 1970s: The Danny Greene Mob War Timeline

The 1970s in the Cleveland underworld was a rough-and-tumble affair, as the city’s traditional Italian mafia had its hold on the region’s rackets challenged by an upstart Irish gangster and labor organizer named Danny Greene. By late in the decade, Cleveland was deeply imbedded in a chaotic bombing war, pitting the Italians on the eastside against
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