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7 books about Cleveland Mafia

Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe visited earlier this week to talk about the history of the Cleveland Mafia. Here are some reading recommendations for those interested in the topic. 1. The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia: Corn Sugar and Blood by … Continue reading

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Learn about Cleveland’s mob bosses of yore

Learn about the fascinating and often fatal mob bosses of Cleveland during the Prohibition Era. Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will discuss the rival gangs and their leaders during a special program at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at our Main … Continue reading

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Local author talks about his grandfather, a Cleveland Mafia street boss

Though it seems like a bygone era, we are not far removed from the heyday of the Cleveland Mafia. Less than a century ago, the Porrello and Lonardo families fought for bootleg liquor profits during the Corn Sugar War; and … Continue reading

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