Category: East Coast

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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Legendary Hells Angels-Outlaws Biker War Can Be Traced Back To 1974 Triple Murder In South Florida

The execution-style of murders of three Massachusetts Hells Angels in Florida in the spring of 1974 set off the ongoing blood feud between the West Coast-headquartered Hells Angels and their arch-rivals from the Midwest, the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. The biker war, still raging well into its fifth decade, has cost both clubs hundreds of violent fatalities
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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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The Last Don Standing Talks Murders From Philly Mafia Past – ‘Dutchie’, Turra & Turchi hits – With Local Journalist

In an interview with award-winning FoxPhilly29 investigative reporter Dave Schratwieser this week to promote his new memoir, former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale discusses three gangland murders from the 1990s (view here). Natale, 82, was the boss of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family from the fall of 1994 until he entered the Witness Protection Program in
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