Morello, author of the three-part "Before Bruno" series on the Philly mob, said yesterday she "can't go forward with this guy. He's too emotional. I have a problem with his credibility."
Inquirer mob writer George Anastasia tells us he was approached a few years ago by Natale's wife, Lucy, to help write the book, but he wasn't interested either.
We were unable to reach the still-in-hiding Natale yesterday.
Ryan's Florida palace Ryan Howard
is building a $23 million, 17,500-square-foot home called Casa Del Howard in Belleair Shore, Fla., near Clearwater, reports the Belleair Bee
newspaper. Howard's architect, Dan Dawson
, recently testified before a Town Commission about plans for the house, which he estimates will take between 3 and 3 1/2 years to build. Dawson told the township that a "Venice-style lazy river running from the swimming pool underneath a series of bridges" was an integral part of the design and that the house will also contain a bowling alley on the ground level. Belleair Commissioner John E. Hayes Jr.
told the Bellair Bee
that Howard and his family would be a welcome addition to the town. "[Howard] is a down-to-earth human being, and the family has rock-solid, sound values," he said.
Howard's family includes his fiancee, teacher and former Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell, and his 10-year-old son, Darian.
Byko's a 'Best'
Congratulations to Daily News
columnist Stu Bykofsky
, who earned Philadelphia
magazine's Best Columnist award in its annual Best of Philly issue. And that wasn't the only People's Paper honor. Baseball writer Dave Murphy
shared the Best Twitter War award with former Inquirer
columnist John Gonzalez
over an online feud they had months ago.
Flyers broadcaster Jim Jackson
and Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy
will be regular guests on the Philadelphia Internet Broadcasting Venture which Phillies beerman and former 1360 WNJC host Mike Phillips
launches at noon Monday. The online radio station can be found at philadelphiainternetbroad castingventure.com.
South Philly block fete
Unity in the Community President Anton Moore
presents the annual celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 20th and Snyder. Rapper Trina
will perform, and Power 99's DJ Diamond Kuts
and Uncle O
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