Category: Philadelphia

Losing A Friend Of Theirs: NY-NJ Mob Power John Gambino, Philly Mafia’s ‘Best Friend’ In 5 Families, Passes Away

East coast mafia elder statesman, John Gambino, the Philadelphia mob’s contact in New York’s Gambino crime family, died of natural causes this week at 77 years old. The Sicilian-born Gambino was a cousin of crime family namesake Carlo Gambino (succumbed to heart failure in 1976) and headquartered most of his affairs out of Cherry Hill, New
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Being Frank On The Big Screen: One-Time Philly Mayor & Top Cop Frank Rizzo Will Be Character In Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Movie

Controversial former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo will get a scene in the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese mob “supergroup” movie, The Irishman, currently in production in New York and New Jersey. Bit-player actor Gino Cafarelli (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) is cast as the physically imposing and notoriously brutish politician known for his brash persona and tumultuous relations with minorities during the civil
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Lights, Camera, Killing: Philly Roofers Union President’s Slaying Slated For Big Screen Treatment In New Scorsese Film

The murder of Roofers Union boss and Philadelphia Irish mobster John McCullough will be shown in the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese mob “supergroup” movie, The Irishman, currently in production in New York and New Jersey. Character actor Kevin O’Rourke, best known for roles in popular television shows like Boardwalk Empire and Law & Order, will portray McCullough in the
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Flying The Chicken Coup…..Right To The Big Screen: Philly Mafia’s ‘Chicken Man’ Testa To See Face Time In New Scorsese Mob Flick

Slain Philadelphia mob boss Phil (The Chicken Man) Testa was memorialized in song by Bruce Springsteen back in the 1980s. Now, he’ll get the Hollywood treatment and appear on the silver screen. Seasoned character actor Larry Romano will play Testa in The Irishman, the much-anticipated upcoming Martin Scorsese-helmed movie about the relationship between mob hit man, Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran
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