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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Should the Snyder Avenue home of a former mob boss become a historical landmark?

In 1980, mob boss Angelo Bruno was murdered outside his Snyder Avenue home at the age of 69. Now 36 years later, his home could become a historical landmark for Philadelphia.

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Located at 934 Snyder Ave., this former mobster’s home was nominated for historical designation by historian Celeste Morello. Normally mob-related landmarks aren’t considered as historical locations worth designating, but this home is being considered not only based on Bruno’s status, but because it helped shape federal laws for fighting organized crime. 

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Fox29 calls old pizza place at 11th and Jackson a ‘mob social club’

11th and Jackson has been the home of various pizza spots, but most recently, the corner property is being occupied by something a little different.

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Screenshot from the Fox29 video.

According to Fox29, this location is now a “mob social club,” stating in a report that the “Philadelphia mob has grown to numbers the city hasn’t seen since the late 80′s.”

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing :  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

Quick Hits: Mob history for sale; Garage food cart working hard; 5-home development for Reed St.

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  • This house at 926 Synder Ave., which is on the market for $215,000, was once the home of former Philly mob boss Antonio Dominic Pollina, aka Mr. Migs, who took over the local La Cosa Nostra in 1959, says Property Philly.
  • Garage’s food cart is chugging right along, bringing an eclectic mix to the food scene around cheesesteak central with just 10 square feet of “kitchen,” reports the Daily News.
  • A modern five-home development has been proposed for the 1900 block of Reed Street in Point Breeze, on the northeast corner of Opal & Reed, reports Naked Philly.
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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Point Breeze body shop owner has mob ties AND a $400k city contract?

The owner of a body shop near 20th and McKean – who is  at the center of a triple murder-for-hire investigation - pulled in $400,000 from the city last year fixing police cars even after being convicted of fraud, the Daily News reported.

Ronald Galati was arrested Friday for allegedly hiring hit men to kill his daughter’s boyfriend, a body-shop operator and the operator’s son. Says the paper:

Yesterday, a marked police car was parked inside Galati’s shop, American Collision & Automotive Center, on 20th Street near McKean. Records show that the city paid his company more than $400,000 in fiscal year 2012 alone. The contract began in 2011 and runs through June, a city official said.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Passyunk boutique owner – being sentenced Thursday for helping mob hubby steal – is filming for ‘Mob Wives’

Alicia DiMichele, the owner of the new Addiction Boutique at 1713 S. 12th St., was spotted in Las Vegas filming for the VH1 show “Mob Wives,” and the New York Post says that has irked some Brooklyn prosecutors.

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DiMichele pleaded guilty to embezzlement conspiracy for  helping her husband steal tens of thousands of dollars from a Teamsters pension fund. She’s being sentenced Thursday and faces up to a $250,000 fine and four to 10 months in jail, the Post says.

Prosecutors, however, say that DiMichele neglected to mention she’d be getting a chunk of change for a reality TV show:

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Owner of upcoming Addiction Boutique could have been a “Mob Wives” star

While researching a bit about Addiction Boutique, the women’s clothing store that’s coming into the former Bronze Bar at 1713 S. 12 St., we stumbled across this Daily News story about owner Alicia DiMichele-Garofalo.

Soon to be Addiction Boutique

Soon to be Addiction Boutique

Apparently, after DiMichele admitted to embezzling union money from a trucking business she ran with her husband, Edward “Tall Guy” Garofalo Jr., she was approached by VH1 to appear in a Philly spin-off of Mob Wives.

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