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Flipside of Joe Colombo and His Real Alleged Killers

Let’s be honest, who better to know somebody than his own son, right? When I decided to read and review the book Colombo written by his son Anthony Colombo, and author Don Capria I was intrigued. Because, I read plenty of books that detail what Joe C was like running the Colombo organized crime family. [...]

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It’s Time To Talk Triple Crown 2014.

  Hello my fellow horse racing fanatics. After seeing all the media coverage on Saturdays Belmont Stakes and a chance for a new Triple Crown Winner, well let’s see what my friend Dave from Jenky Racing Stables said. He likes California Chrome but, if some misfortune happens, the pick would be Ride On Curlin. A [...]

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A Finite Escape – Courtesy Of Carlos Torano

  When you think of cigar royalty, surely the Torano name comes to mind rather quickly.  And, when you think of their best sticks, the Exodus line surely rolls off the tip of your tongue.  Named after the family’s exodus from Cuba in 1959, the Exodus line offers up some of the very best that [...]

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The Sit Down with Sam Leccia

Anyone in the cigar industry over the past few years has definitely heard of Sam Leccia.  He’s one of the modern day “bad boys” of the cigar industry, proving that you don’t need to wear a $1,500.00 suit and drive a fancy Cadillac to enjoy a fine cigar. No, you can do it just as [...]

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Gallo vs. Columbo War

On June 28, 1971, Colombo held the second League demonstration at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. As Colombo prepared to speak, an African-American man, Jerome Johnson, walked up to Colombo and shot him in the back of the head three times. Although many in the Colombo family blamed Joe Gallo for the shooting, the police eventually concluded [...]

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Ndrangheta

If you’ve never heard of the “Ndrangheta,”  you’re not alone.   As powerful and feared as this ruthless organized crime syndicate is,  it is surprisingly not as well-known as the Sicilian Cosa Nostra.   But that is changing.   Connections with high-ranking government officials had helped the group to stay under the radar as much as possible.   The [...]

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