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
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.READ MORE
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