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Scarfo dies

Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, who had been serving a 55-year sentence, died over the weekend at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. Published reports have not listed the exact time or day but include a note from Scarfo’s lawyer, Norris E. Gelman, that said cancer was likely the cause. 
Dubbed “Little Nicky” because of his 5-foot-5 frame, the New York-born Scarfo oversaw a violent organized crime reign during the early 1980s, with more than two dozen South Philly and South Jersey-based associates murdered. At the time of his passing, Scarfo, who had initially been stationed at a federal prison in Marion, Ill., was serving the aforementioned sentence following conviction on conspiracy, racketeering, and first-degree murder stemming from his 1980s antics. SPR 

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Gunpoint getaway

Police are after two people for committing a robbery inside a residential space’s parking garage. 

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Neighborhood Gatherings 01-19-2017

East Passyunk Crossing Community Center, 1025 Mifflin St., encourages participation in the Winter Clothing Drive through Jan. 31; and hosts the Tracks in the Snow Wildlife discussion for children ages 2 to 5 10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 19 and coed Pee Wee Soccer 5-6 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 24. 215-685-0008. eastpassyunkcommunitycenter.org.

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Rolling with the hunches

A former Bella Vista and Queen Village resident is proving quite the prognosticator by handling three roles in a Neil Simon-penned play.

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A gentleman and the scholars

The MLK Day of Service united a young Phillies’ outfielder with area children at a South-of-South recreation site. 

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A gentle, loving lady

Meet friendly and playful Betty Sue. She loves to cuddle, and no human is a stranger to her. This love for others is displayed in the form of instant hugs and kisses. Betty Sue, who  is between 1 and 2 years old, will even hold your hand.

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Farewell, Buddy

Buddy Greco, one of the many big name entertainers who once called South Philly home, passed away on Jan. 10 in Las Vegas. He was 90.

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Branching Out

Charles Santore Branch
932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766
Jan. 21: Ask Randy, 11 a.m.
Jan. 21: Chess Club for Children, 1 p.m.
Jan. 23: English as a Second Language Conversation Group, 1 p.m. 
Jan. 23: Yoga for All Levels, 6:30 p.m. 
Jan. 24: Baby and Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m.
Jan. 24: Toddler and Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m. 
Jan. 24: English as a Second Language Low Intermediate, 12:30 p.m. 
Jan. 25: English as a Second Language High Intermediate, 12:30 p.m. 
Jan. 25: Ask Randy, 5 p.m.

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Behind the curtain

Placing the spotlight on Theatre Philadelphia’s first ever executive director, who also happens to be a South Philly resident.

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Around South Philly 01-19

Photo 1: The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia held its winter celebration at Asian Palace, 2001 W. Oregon Ave., Saturday. 

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