Recent resources for additions to the list and historic details came from the links shown below with a few individual contributions, most notable being Jean-Pierre Volatron. In the early 1990's that division became part of the Beauford group.
It shares almost nothing in common with the Biggest-Movie-Of-All-Time “Avatar” except its star, Sam Worthington, who in fact plays third lead here behind two largely unknown Aussie actors as the brothers.
When a Roman Catholic nun dropped a dime on the late Francesco “Skyball” Scibelli for running an illegal gambling ring from the telephone booths at Providence Hospital in 1961, divine intervention and the related jail time weren’t enough to dissuade him from running the rackets.
Nor was the tongue-lashing that he and co-defendant Paul “The Penman” Cardaropoli received at their Holyoke District Court sentencing a half-century ago.
Scibelli’s criminal record dated back to 1932 and included arrests for extortion, keeping liquor for sale and “gaming on the Lord’s Day,” according to historical accounts. We don’t want cheap ones or prosperous ones here, and we aren’t going to have them,” Judge William E.
Nolen snapped to Scibelli and Cardaropoli before sentencing each of them to 19 months in jail – a stiff penalty for the time.