Monday, January 16, 2017

Nicky Scarfo Declined First Offer To Be Boss

The following, based on information gathered by New Jersey's State Commission of Investigation, is part of an ongoing series about Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo, former Philadelphia Cosa Nostra boss notorious for his violence. Scarfo died last Friday.
Phil Testa, left, Angelo Bruno

After the Philadelphia crime family's longtime boss, Angelo Bruno, was killed on March 21, 1980, in a grisly gangland hit, the Commission wanted answers.

A boss had been killed "illegally." Whoever was behind it was going to die.

Examples needed to be made to send a loud and clear message about what happened when members defied the Commission.

But before anything, the Commission needed to learn the identities of the assassins.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nicky Scarfo's Early Years in Philadelphia Cosa Nostra

The following is based on information gathered by New Jersey's State Commission of Investigation.



Nicodemo (Little Nicky) Scarfo was formally inducted into the New Jersey Cosa Nostra crime family during the reign of Angelo Bruno's predecessor, Joseph Ida.

Bruno was crafty when he killed....


The event took place in the mid-1950s. Several men were "made" during the same ceremony, which occurred in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at the Sans Souci restaurant and cocktail lounge.

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