Tag: Mickey Duffy

  • Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Max “Boo Boo” Hoff was born in 1892 in South Philadelphia, a son of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants. After quitting school, Boo Boo worked for several years in a cigar store where the service also included gambling. His salary was raised from $12 a week to $15 after the proprietor noticed how his amiable personality appealed…

  • Camden Beer

    Camden Beer

    The Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore & Bulson Streets, Camden, New Jersey Camden’s brewery at Fillmore and Bulson Streets was built in 1904 by Joseph Baumgartner. The firm was known as the Camden City Brewery Incorporated until it was acquired by Frederick A. Poth, and operated by F.A. Poth & Sons Inc., a Philadelphia based…



    Camden Courier Post – August 10, 1933 Camden Concern Expected to Be Bought by Ice Cream Company HASSEL AND DUFFY LISTED AMONG OWNERS Revocation of Permit Hearing Will Start Here August 21 Sale of the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company by its present owners is scheduled before August 21, the date of its revocation of…

  • Justice Comes Last?

    Justice Comes Last?

    Camden Courier-Post – October 28, 1931 Editorial Page Do gangsters laugh at the law? Here are some curious facts in a curious case. Harry J. Green and James A. Toland, supposed racketeers, were held in heavy bail as material witnesses in the Mickey Duffy murder. On August 30, they were arrested at Berlin on the…

  • Mickey Duffy Aide Goes on Trial Today

    Mickey Duffy Aide Goes on Trial Today

    Camden Courier-Post – October 26, 1931 George E. "English George" Sampson, erstwhile "valet" to the late Mickey Duffy, slain gang chieftain, will go on trial today before Judge Samuel M. Shay on a charge of carrying concealed deadly weapons. Sampson was arrested Labor Day on the White Horse Pike, near Berlin, by a state trooper…

  • Man Who Sup’lied Racketeers’ Guns Brought to Court

    Man Who Sup’lied Racketeers’ Guns Brought to Court

    Philadelphia, Sept 6—Edward S. Goldberg, proprietor of the Military Sales company, believed to have been the man who supplied Philadelphia gangsters with machine guns and bullet proof vests today faced arraignment before Magistrate E.J. Pennock on perjury charges as a result of the latest development in the inquiry into the underworld here.