Does the mafia still exist in Rochester?
wasthere

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#301 Apr 13, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Does anyone remember going to Ben's Cafe around 1968-1970? I am looking for a few people who worked there. There was a group that played there too, if anyone knows their names and/or where they are now. They were a popular band during that time and through the 70's in Rochester.
Great times there. Several groups come to mind. The workers and clientele had special personalities. Friday nights especially!
Ateam

Florence, MA

#302 May 7, 2013
Anyone that makes threats on a thread is obviously a nobody. My grandpa was a street captain and is still alive and crazy as ever. As long as he's alive as far as I'm concerned so is the mob
medusa

Laredo, TX

#303 May 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Does anyone remember going to Ben's Cafe around 1968-1970? I am looking for a few people who worked there. There was a group that played there too, if anyone knows their names and/or where they are now. They were a popular band during that time and through the 70's in Rochester.
Sometimes my dad went there, they called him Yonnie.

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#305 May 29, 2013
Ateam wrote:
Anyone that makes threats on a thread is obviously a nobody. My grandpa was a street captain and is still alive and crazy as ever. As long as he's alive as far as I'm concerned so is the mob
now THAT'S funny shit!.
A Captain.
The Asians and the Russians own the streets now.
The African community could have tossed the Italians years ago and missed their opportunity. They were stupid, infighting non-businessmen.
The Russians had years of practice, when they got here, it was like taking candy from a babe. Heartless and calculating.
The Asians are heartless and fast.
A Captain! What a Hoot!
The man

Rochester, NY

#306 May 29, 2013
How about the Stauds (Milton "Midge", Karl, Edward, George)who ran booze across the lake and owned the Rascal?
tony

United States

#307 Nov 6, 2013
i miss the old days...mafia smafia
Jimmy Pop

Batavia, NY

#308 Nov 6, 2013
big ben wrote:
Torpey was a Sacred Heart kid
Grew up on Merril St
Maybe the nuns made him what he became.


B\S

All B\S
Jimmy Pop

Batavia, NY

#309 Nov 6, 2013
Lots of nonsense posted in this thread by too many wannabes. Back in the day, the city was a safer place, but it had little to do with the Mob or the Mafia, or whatever you want to call it. Even the guy who grew up in the 10th ward had it wrong. While it's true the areas around the clubs were safe, like the 44 Club on Lake and Tom's place on Lyell, all areas, with the exception of the 'inner-city,' were A LOT safer than they are today.

A few reasons for it:

For the most part, the criminal class was still confined to the inner-city

The cops had to deal with Saturday Night Specials, rather than stolen 9 mills with 15-round clips

Al Skinner

It's interesting to note that under the Obama Administration, the criminal class is now a protected, criminal class.
fogetta bout it

Fair Oaks, CA

#311 Nov 10, 2013
actually the hit outside the blue gardenia was done by Joe Maddog Sullivan on the orders of the two toms...it was 2 shotgun blasts on fiorino...
lisa

Biloxi, MS

#312 Jan 2, 2014
I am wondering if anyone remembers my great grandfather James Hanson? From what I know he passed in the 60's when my mother as in high school.
Writer

Fleischmanns, NY

#313 May 15, 2014
Olive Oyl wrote:
I know for a fact that it still existis my grandfather was part of it
Do you know anybody else in it who could be contacted?
Vito

Pittsford, NY

#314 May 15, 2014
Writer wrote:
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Do you know anybody else in it who could be contacted?
If you gotta time machine, you're in luck. The players are dead, and the living relatives only know third hand stories that probably never happened.

Wait a minute, what about Tanya Tucker? She dated one of the mob guys briefly.
Mia

Chester, PA

#315 May 16, 2014
Vito wrote:
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If you gotta time machine, you're in luck. The players are dead, and the living relatives only know third hand stories that probably never happened.
Wait a minute, what about Tanya Tucker? She dated one of the mob guys briefly.
Uh tom Marotta is alive and well and in Rochester
bonton

Palm Harbor, FL

#316 Jun 17, 2014
Scorpio4U wrote:
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She has it all wrong there.. the meaning of the mafia is:
MAFIA.. Mothers And Fathers Italian Association.. AND there ain't no Whites involved just you Greasey and Slimey green tinted Sicilian Dagoes.. Headed by the D&C newspaper and Maggie Weisner (I know that is Jewish but they are Dagoes turned insideout!!)
show your face you lamebrain before it gets erased. you are proof that stupidity has no limits
dew4794

Rochester, NY

#317 Jun 18, 2014
Mafia, yes. But it isn't just for Italians any more.
alllmhuran

Las Vegas, NV

#318 Jun 22, 2014
I took a pretty good beating from Torpey when I was in 8th grade. I stood there and took it. He was so viscious I thought he would kill me if I defended myself. The offense was walking on the wrong side of the street.
Medusa

Laredo, TX

#319 Jun 22, 2014
Writer wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know anybody else in it who could be contacted?
Look for Sebastian Gangemi, he may have many good stories. He did some time too.
poppabill

Medina, NY

#320 Jul 18, 2014
we still got the mob here there called boys in blue, as crooked as they come
Fratto

Hockessin, DE

#322 Oct 9, 2014
Olive Oyl wrote:
I know for a fact that it still existis my grandfather was part of it
You surely wouldn't admit to it. They aren't going to come out and talk about nor are the family members.
rhondas fat sista

Albion, NY

#323 Oct 9, 2014
we be runnin da black mafias down heres on avenue d. us bros be better gangsters then them greasy dagos

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