Tag Archives: Cleveland mafia

Solve a murder mystery in Lake County’s history

Discover one of the most perplexing murder mysteries in Lake County’s history during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. Ginnie Jeschelnig will discuss the strange death of Dr. Giuseppe Romano who was killed in … Continue reading

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Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. In … Continue reading

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Take a trip to Bomb City, USA

Learn about the bloody war between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Cleveland mafia during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at our Main Branch. The battle was so fatal and explosive that it left Cleveland … Continue reading

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Discover the history of notorious Cleveland mobster Shondor Birns

Rick Porrello – the author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia, To Kill the Irishman and Superthief – talked about his new book on the life and crimes of notorious Cleveland mobster, Alex Shondor Birns, when he visited … Continue reading

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Mob author Frank Monastra talks about researching his mafioso grandfather

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra visited us earlier this month to talk about his new book, King of Clubs, which profiles the famous, popular and very illegal casinos that flourished in and around Cleveland during the 1930s and 1940s. He also … Continue reading

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