The Northerner

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin Clark collapsed with a bullet lodged in his throat on Central Avenue. This was Newport—desirab...

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