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Jersey City’s master numbers banker, Joseph “Newsboy” Moriarty

by Jersey City’s master numbers banker, Joseph “Newsboy” Moriarty, lived with his sister in a house close to Hamilton Park (conveniently, next door to J.V. Kenny). One day, the none too responsible Miss Moriarty by mistake turned on the furnace. … Continue reading

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The last time “Newsboy” Moriarty was arrested

by The last time “Newsboy” Moriarty was arrested, Jersey City’s top bookmaker was going to pick up number slips from my uncle Gus. They were in back of Rt. 440 by Ege Avenue. My uncle got away because he was … Continue reading

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“Newsboy” Moriarty at the Mob meet

by Area Organized Crime interests wanted to increase the profits of their numbers rackets by cutting the amount paid to the winners from the standard five hundred dollars for each dollar bet. As policy bookmaker Joseph “Newsboy” Moriarty had more … Continue reading

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“Kayo” Konigsberg decides to lean on “Newsboy” Moriarty

by Gangland enforcer Harold “Kayo” Konigsberg of Bayonne, once conspired with an associate (who here we’ll call Hal) to muscle in on the numbers business of Jersey City bookmaker Joe “Newsboy” Moriarty. Konigsberg’s friend asked if the action had been … Continue reading

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