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sammy

Zephyrhills, FL

#1 Apr 9, 2010
I heard stories about him, was he a real person /or an urbin ledgend
enough already

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Apr 9, 2010
sammy wrote:
I heard stories about him, was he a real person /or an urbin ledgend
Joey Bertone was a real person. There are many stories about him one of my favorites is the one where he hired the japanese gardener and ran up a tremendous bill. When the gardener came to collect Joey told him to get the f%&k out of here we are even for pearl harbor. I will say this much his mother had the best meatball hoagie in Mckeesport at the Italian Store on Versailles ave.
A fly on the wall

Mckeesport, PA

#3 Apr 9, 2010
sammy wrote:
I heard stories about him, was he a real person /or an urbin ledgend
Real. And MIA for thirty years? now.
Ness Report

AOL

#4 Apr 9, 2010
We only nailed Joey once. Served some time in the big house.

I love the explosion of his restaurant in Renzie Park.

Story goes that he told the cleaning person to stay home that day.

A very expensive piano was removed a few days before the explosion.

Some say over valuables were removed.

And some well known community names took out fire insurance on the building before the explosion.

Myth truth or rumor - You be the judge!

I recall the explosion day -- you could see the smoke plume for miles.
A fly on the wall

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Apr 9, 2010
Ness Report wrote:
We only nailed Joey once. Served some time in the big house.
I love the explosion of his restaurant in Renzie Park.
Story goes that he told the cleaning person to stay home that day.
A very expensive piano was removed a few days before the explosion.
Some say over valuables were removed.
And some well known community names took out fire insurance on the building before the explosion.
Myth truth or rumor - You be the judge!
I recall the explosion day -- you could see the smoke plume for miles.
He did tell her. And the baby grand was removed.
Ness Report

AOL

#6 Apr 10, 2010
And, we dug up an old report of a hand gun projectile entering his chest at a local watering hole of downtown McKeesport.

This was in the days he was a boxer at the Palisades.

Fiction Myth Fact?
Joe

Irwin, PA

#7 Jul 21, 2010
Joey was last seen getting in a limo,at the site of the Palisades.He was never seen again. Joey thought he could walk away from his debts. Always pay off your debts,before you plan to leave town,ALWAYS!!!.
The Sopranos

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jul 22, 2010
The news reports said that a "witness" says he had met up with some associates at the Jordan trucking garage in Duquesne over a drug deal gone bad...apparantly he and a buddy went to florida and got some dope and stole it or soemthing...and that is where he disappeared from, in the trunk of a car, and then ended up buried 'somewhere" in a housing development in level green.

I once met a guy who claimed he was an apprentice to the electrician who worked in Bertone's house.....he said that he knew without a doubt that he was "in a 50 gallon drum and tossed over the side of the bridge" there in mckeesport.

Others say he flipped and is living under an assumed name etc somewhere.

Who knows for sure?
General

North Versailles, PA

#9 Jul 22, 2010
My CID tells me that he was covered in Lye and left in a cave somewhere a little South. I agree, nobody except Joe and those involved know what happened. What goes around comes around and nobody is as tough or as untouchable as they think.
dont ask again

United States

#10 Jul 22, 2010
you should kno shadango you live in his old house! leave the dead rest.
Shadango

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jul 23, 2010
Ok....

Lets pretend for a moment that I DO (or DID) live in one of his old residences.....

How would that make me aware of what happened to him when the cops and FBI still don't know?

LOL
Joey Bertone

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Jul 23, 2010
Im Back
Shadango

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Jul 23, 2010
LOL

Actually, like someone else said, he had many sides to him I am sure.

Every time I run into someone and tell them I live in McKeesport, they seem to have a Joey story.....

The guy is a sort of a legend in this town.
Sleeping Crude

AOL

#14 Jul 23, 2010
Is Joey Bertone's initials also JB?
dont ask again

United States

#15 Jul 23, 2010
you do live there shadango. drive a silver durango if i'm not mistaken. do not bring it up again
Zoning Officer

AOL

#16 Jul 23, 2010
Shadango wrote:
LOL
Actually, like someone else said, he had many sides to him I am sure.
Every time I run into someone and tell them I live in McKeesport, they seem to have a Joey story.....
The guy is a sort of a legend in this town.
Another Joey story.

And, how about the enormous roof he built over his outdoor swimming pool to convert to an indoor pool?

He did it right under the noise of the Mayor whose backyards almost touched

The roof later collapsed.
Shadango

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Jul 27, 2010
Who was the mayor at that time?
Zoning Officer

AOL

#18 Jul 27, 2010
Shadango wrote:
Who was the mayor at that time?
Judge Zoran Popovich.
Shadango

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jul 27, 2010
Thanks Z.O.

I assume you are saying that JB erected the roof without a permit?

So are you saying that JB had so much "pull" that he did this and Popvich had to watch and do nothing? Or that Popovich just never knew?

Frankly, after dealing with the current building inspector's office, I am not surprised. They dont care if someone is building something, aside from collecting the tax, IMHO.

How big was the pool? When you say "roof" , do you mean like a screen house roof? I didnt think you needed permits for those since they are temporary?

Our neighbors put up a freestanding wood deck around 3/4 of their pool and then fenced their yard and never got any permits.....why would a screen roof be any different?
General

North Versailles, PA

#20 Jul 27, 2010
Interesting initials for a hood, JB that is....

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