A Historic Landmark?

The home of the late Philadelphian Angelo Bruno has been nominated for historic landmark status.

Never heard of him?

For 20 years Bruno was the head of the Mafia in Philadelphia. While considered fairly non-violent for an organized crime type – he preferred bribery to bullets in seeking to get his way – he nevertheless oversaw an operation that focused on traditional organized crime activities: you know, the good stuff like book-making and loan-sharking and selling drugs, the ways an honest crook earns a living.

When you run a Mafia family, does it ever end any other way?

When you run a mob family, does it ever end any other way?

Bruno’s reign atop the Philadelphia mob ended in 1980 when one of his closest associates in his mob family put a gun up to his head, pulled the trigger, now he’s dead.

And now, some numbskull has nominated his house to become a historic landmark.

Only in Philadelphia.

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  • Scott  On May 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I would think, that the only area designated for shine status, should be the parking spot. Kinda like retiring the jersey of a sports legend, never to be used again.

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