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Brother Of Infamous Purple Gang Hitman Found Shot To Death In Bronx

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Claire Cameron THE BRONX --  The brother of an infamous hitman known for brutal Bronx gang hits and taking on hits for mob families, was found ...

Mafia May Target Pope Francis, Prosecutor Warns

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Pope Francis could be at risk from the ‘Ndrangheta organized crime organization, according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who has himse...

Larry Ellison Is a Conservation Leader

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Reese Halter

And as Larry Ellison knows when you make your own energy to run football fields of servers storing most of the business data, globally and there's extra energy left over -- then it's sold back into the grid, maximizing the investment.

Director David Rodriguez's Mafia Film Last I Heard to Play at Austin Film Festival Oct 24-31, 2013

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

We chatted with David Rodriguez about the struggles he went through to make this film and the challenges he is about to endure!

Insatiable Demand for African Rhino Horn Spell Extinction

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In January (2013) I penned an extremely disturbing account of 'The War Against Nature' - in particular rhino poaching. Since then, the African rhino-s...

A Tale of Two Tonys

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Americans are suckers for a redemption story. You make a mistake, go to rehab, and come back reformed. A clearly defined arc. But if we've learned anything from our favorite television dramas, men like Tony Soprano make the same mistakes time after time.

Cosa Nostra Boss Arrested After 19 Years On The Run

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

LONDON -- British police say they have arrested a convicted Mafia boss who has been sought by Italian authorities for almost 20 years. London's Metro...

Salvatore Polisi: "...There's no win in crime. It took me too long to figure it out."

Ellen Sterling | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Ellen Sterling

"Many think it's a life of riches and freedom. In fact it's a life of stress and strife." That is Salvatore Polisi's response when asked why people ...

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Finding Hoffa: A New Reality Show

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Until Hoffa is found, I will continue watching what I consider to be one of the most entertaining true-life crime shows in recent memory.

A Much Loved and Complex Kingpin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV
Mark Rubinstein

We crave real portrayals of people like ourselves: people who can be confused, get angry, celebrate joyous moments and sometimes feel rejected and unloved. James Gandolfini made Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss, one of us.

Death, Murder And A Hunt: This Week's Round-Up Of Major Mafia News

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2013 | Crime

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show "The Sopranos," was part of an unusual convergence ...

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

If the NSA's Spying on Us, I'm Going Down

Courtney Garcia | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Am I naïve enough to believe the government hasn't being spying on us all this time? No, that's ridiculous. Am I still really mad that it's official? Yes. It's like when your significant other admits to cheating on you even though you already presumed it was the case.

John Celock

New GOP Senator Won Dem Praise In 2012 | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey's first Republican U.S. senator in 30 years was praised by state Senate Democrats for not being political during his 2012 confirmation hear...

Taking the Fifth

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Phyllis Chesler

Lois Lerner represents the power of the state. She is not taking a noble stand against unjust government authority -- she is protecting those who are even more powerful than herself. We should not see her as a brave "victim."

The Whitey Bulger We Saw

Jon Leiberman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

I anticipated seeing a defeated elderly man, but it was quite the opposite. Those cold blue-gray eyes revealed a man in control, a criminal mastermind who plans to take the stand this summer and share secrets -- secrets some had hoped would be forever buried along with the dead.

Excerpt: Rock 'n' Roll Band Guys Interact With the Mob

Binky Philips | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I look back with sentimental longing for a time when I almost got my ass handed to me by actual Good Fellas... plus, a few quick bonus tales of first-hand mob woe for dessert. A name or two has been changed, okay.

Italy Seizes Record Amount From Mafia-Linked Tycoon

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

ROME -- Italian police have seized a record (EURO)1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in cash and property from a single person, a Sicilian alternative energy ...

Killing the Myth of Whitey Bulger and Why I Suggested Killing Him 30 Years Ago

Philip Leonetti | Posted 05.25.2013 | Crime
Philip Leonetti

When my uncle Nicodemo Scarfo was in La Tuna federal prison in 1983, he placed me in charge of running the day-to-day operations of our crime family in New Jersey from our headquarters just two and a half blocks from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

Bad News For 'Uncle Joe'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 02.26.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A reputed Philadelphia mob boss won't be released on bail to await his retrial in a racketeering case, even after the first jury faile...

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

95-Year-Old Crime Boss Allegedly Bragged About Killing 60 People

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A 95-year-old mob boss who authorities say boasted about killing 60 people in a lifetime of crime must serve his eight-year prison se...

Tony Zerilli: 'I'm Not Crazy'

Posted 06.18.2013 | Detroit

It's been almost 40 years since Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa headed out for dinner with two unknown men at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield H...

Lawyer References 'The Godfather' In Philly Mob Trial

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.06.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — An attorney representing one of seven reputed mobsters charged in a wide-ranging racketeering case began his closing argument to ...