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FBI: Hudson County Mob Boss Bobby Manna planned to kill Donald Trump’s sister Judge Barry

“. . . an FBI report . . . purportedly establishes that the FBI was apprised by some informant that Manna was involved in a plot to murder: the trial judge, Maryanne Trump Barry; and the United States Attorney, Samuel A. Alito; and the chief prosecutor, Michael Chertoff . . .” Continue reading

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Casella’s Restaurant in Hoboken – the quintessential mob headquarters, meeting place and hangout

by Soon afterwards, Martin Casella was arrested for plotting to kill John Gotti. From a NJ State Commission of Investigation report CASELLA’s RESTAURANT Of all the licensed beverage establishments in the state, Casella’s Restaurant in Hoboken was perhaps the quintessential … Continue reading

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Louis Anthony (Bobby) Manna – Convicted of plotting to kill John Gotti

by During the ’70s and ’80s, Casella’s Restaurant at the corner of First and Jackson in Hoboken was the Hudson County headquarters of the the Mafia. From La Cosa Nostra – State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation 1989 Report … Continue reading

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The pigeon hobby in Hudson County

by As seen in Budd Schulberg’s On the Waterfront, keeping pigeons was once a central feature of Hudson County. The top tier was the sport of racing homing pigeons — birds that sped their way back after being transported (often … Continue reading

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Motts and the cowboy

by In the street outside of the bar at First and Jackson in Hoboken, an independent operator — a “cowboy” — pulled a gun on Martin “Motts” Casella, demanding money. Casella said, “Don’t you know who I am? Do you … Continue reading

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Casella’s personal urban renewal project

by During the ’70s and ’80s, the corner of First and Jackson in Hoboken was the Hudson County headquarters of the the Mafia. Back in the ’70s, Hoboken Organized Crime Boss Martin “Motts” Casella renovated his building at First and … Continue reading

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Soon afterwards, Martin Casella was arrested for plotting to kill John Gotti.

by During the ’70s and ’80s, the corner of First and Jackson in Hoboken was the Hudson County headquarters of the the Mafia. In the mid-’70s, I stopped a number of times at Hoboken Organized Crime Boss Martin “Motts” Casella’s … Continue reading

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One call does it all.

by My uncle lent Martin “Motts” Casella $5,000 to buy the bar at First and Jackson in Hoboken. Motts was at the time my uncle’s top numbers runner. Marty soon thereafter aligned himself with Brooklyn interests. My uncle remained friendly … Continue reading

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Hoboken’s Martin Casella and the Feds stolen video equipment

by Back in the mid-seventies, the Feds set up video cameras in an empty building just across the street from Organized Crime Boss Martin (AKA Motts) Casella’s bar at First and Jackson in Hoboken. As luck would have it, some … Continue reading

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In Hoboken, disorganized crime trips up the Feds.

by Back in the mid-seventies, the Feds set up video cameras in an empty building just across the street from Organized Crime Boss Martin (AKA Motts) Cassella’s bar at First and Jackson in Hoboken. As luck would have it, some … Continue reading

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