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Worcester Gangsters Stab Each Other, Keep it Real At Riviera Strip Club And I Have Zero Problem With It

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Apparently yesterday there was a rowdy-down at a strip club called “The Riviera” on Southbridge Street. Three people were stabbed and two of these slug rakes were reportedly gang members. Oh yea, and I don’t give a shit about any of them and neither should you. According to the Telegram here is what happened:

“A 19-year-old man who police said is a gang member was being treated for a swollen eye, abrasions and a cut on his head after he was hit by a bottle while standing in the club’s doorway. Police said he provided little information and was in good condition Thursday.

The third man, 21 years old, who is also a gang member, was stabbed in the back and driven to University Campus, police said. The man said he was stabbed inside the club during a fight and was sprayed in the face with Mace by a bouncer, the release said. He said he didn’t realize he’d been stabbed until he’d been escorted out of the club and into a vehicle. The driver took him to the hospital, police said.

The stabbing victim was unable to provide police with any information about the suspect, and police said he was to be released from the hospital Thursday.” 

First of all, what the hell is “The Riviera?” Back in my day that was the Crystal Palace. I guess I’m not up to date on Worcester’s finest establishments of burlesque. Probably because I have no desire whatsoever to step foot in those establishments. Not because Mrs. Turtleboy reads this blog, but because that place and Sweaty Betty’s recruit from the neighborhood. Sorry, but I’m not paying $10 for a watered down rum and coke to watch some 2011 South graduate from Canterbury Street parade her stretch marks in front of me. I grew up watching Married With Children. I used to think strip clubs were magical places where you went with Bob Rooney to get away from your wife and have the time of your life. I was way, way, way off.


Secondly let these a-holes keep it real and stick to the code of “no stitching.” It’s obviously taken them pretty far in life since they’re spending their New Years Eve at a titty bar on Southbridge Street. The cops have done their job and it sounds like this case is closed to me. You guys all wanna throw bottles at each other, stab one another and tell the police you didn’t see nothing? Cool. Please, do us all a favor and wipe each other out so the cops can stop wasting their limited resources on you.

These nudniks obviously know who stabbed them and are plotting their revenge as we speak. Excellent. You know who didn’t stab them? A normal person. Normal people don’t get in knife fights while watching the GED express take their clothes off for dollar bills. So as long as no regular, normal, law-abiding people get hurt in all this nonsense, I could really care less. The cops gave them one chance to tell them who did it so they could be brought to justice. These geniuses, who somehow didn’t realize that they had been STABBED, decided they could handle it themselves. Sounds good to me.


Look, my favorite show of all time is The Wire. That’s why we ranked it in our Top 5 Shows of All Time. Do yourself a favor and watch all 60 episodes. You’ll thank me later. Anyway, my favorite season was season three. The show takes place in gang and drug riddled Baltimore. One of the Majors, who was planning on retiring, was sick of watching good, decent people have their quality of life ruined by these hood rats. So he took the worst part of the city where no normal person would ever choose to live, and he called it “Amsterdam” because they could do all their drug business down there. They just could never, ever leave that area. And of course the rest of the city got a million times better while everyone in Amsterdam started dying and killing themselves.

This is exactly what every major city should do. Gang members have decided that they don’t need the police and certainly would never cooperate with them. Cool. Let’s give them all a designated area where there are no police. Buy and sell drugs all you want. Someone wronged you? Give em street justice. No kids though, strict 18+ policy. But the most important rule is that once they’ve committed to that area they are never, ever to leave. You have officially renounced your American citizenship.



What part of Worcester would be best for our Amsterdam? There’s so many choices. It would have to be a dead end street that normal people don’t ever have a reason to travel to. I wanna hear your suggestions turtle riders. Leave em in the comments.

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29 Comment(s)
  • Nick
    May 1, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hahaha I found this article after trying to find a place to complain about the Riviera. You hit the nail right on the head though! The minute I walked in there I saw ugly ass ghetto bitches (black and white can both be ghetto you stereotypical d-bags). One of them was wearing (and I shit you not) what looked a pink dyed mop on her head. Like an ACTUAL mop that she decided to dye pink, put on her head and THAT was gonna get her more tips…lmao!
    Another one of them even bitched at me in a snooty ghetto stripper tone after I placed my drink down at “her friends table”. I paid ten bucks to get in, ten bucks for a tiny glass of watered down rum n coke, and was out the door after I sucked down my drink.

  • January 22, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Your style is really unique compared to other
    folks I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve
    got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this blog.

  • Non Sequitor
    January 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Why is it about race? I saw no insinuation about race whatsoever.

    I would put forth that those of you above who accused TB of being racists are indeed racists themselves. Why?

    Because you are the ones who naturally assumed those who were at the Southbridge St Ballet were “brown” people.

    Get a grip.

    A cordoned off “area of no return” is what we are coming to. I don’t give 2 fucks what color. You want in? You’re in. “Brown” people? Fine. Non-“brown” people? Fine. Hell’s Angels? Fine. Heck’s Angels*? Fine Have at it tough guys. And girls.

    *Heck’s Angels being those 50+ year old Harley riding, Harley leather vest wearing, Harley tattoo’ed, Harley shot glass mid-life crisis-ers who have become incredibly rough and tough since they retired from their desk jobs.

  • Concerned Citizen
    January 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Gardner St, Canterbury St, Grand St, Southgate St, Armory, Douglas, that whole area bordered by Cambridge St and Southbridge St and Hammond and Main… gone… consider it to be StupidAssGangCentral.

    • Wabbitt
      January 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      That… is actually the best place. At least if Cambridge St. was lawless gangland we wouldn’t hear about trucks getting stuck anymore.

  • Scott
    January 4, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I think you ment no snitching not no stitches. autocorrect strikes again

  • Nick
    January 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

    South high so hot right now.. South high

  • James
    January 3, 2015 at 4:13 am

    You can have Houghton St.

  • Wabbitt
    January 3, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Now, now TB – lets not make assumptions that South High grads are going to end up on the pole.

    The ones stripping probably dropped out. Trust me – a girl I went to South with dropped out junior year and stripped at the Crystal Palace for a bit. She was pretty fucking hot, too.

  • bob dole
    January 2, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Whose gonna fight eachother with boners on?

  • Mr JOshua
    January 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Bravo Tboy,

    Spoken like a true working class hero!!

    Gang members are fags

  • January 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Another ignorant take on a much more intricate problem facing the city. Stupidity masked by a folksy common sense is still stupid. Basically you’re saying let the brown people kill each-other because their not worth it. Your south high comments pretty much cement that theme.

    • vanessa
      January 3, 2015 at 12:53 am

      This statement u just made is PURE IGNORANCE.

      • vanessa
        January 3, 2015 at 12:54 am

        I meant that last comment towards mike. Hes an idiot.

        • January 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm

          Glad you could add to the conversation with some intelligent points, thanks!

    • Wabbitt
      January 3, 2015 at 1:32 am

      Yep. Because there’s no white or Asian kids at South High. Not a single one.

      Oh… wait… you mean Vernon Hill, with its large Polish population; and Quinsig Village, with the large Swedish population, attend South High?

      Yep. Let all those brown Poles from South High kill each other.

      BTW, I’m a white guy and I’m a South alum. And my circle of friends in high school was predominantly white, with one African-American and a couple of Vietnamese-Americans. So by insinuating that every gang banger and muff in the city (and specifically from South High) is black or Hispanic, you’re the one making sweeping, stereotypical racist generalizations.

      • January 3, 2015 at 8:26 am

        Yeah the polish and Swedish gangs are out of control. Whatever you have to tell yourself to defend this Bobo.

        • Wabbitt
          January 3, 2015 at 11:31 pm

          Yep, all low lives, drug dealers, and gang members are brown. Tell that to the Mafia.

          • January 4, 2015 at 8:30 am

            The mafia is considered “organized crime”. The only gangsters or “gangstas” that I know of are latin kings, ms13, bloods, crips, triads etc. The Article is very careful to not specify the race or ethnicity of the parties in question by design I might add. But make no mistake who it is referring too. It’s cowardly and insulting.

          • Wabbitt
            January 7, 2015 at 12:55 am

            LMAO Triads.

            Your entire knowledge of street gangs clearly comes from movies.

            I’m going to guess that you think the Crips are an all disabled gang, based on that South Park episode?

      • Nick
        May 1, 2016 at 6:55 am

        No one said anything about race, your stereotypical brain patterns brought it there yourself. South high has changed ALOT since you graduated there back in the stone age. Black, white, asian, doesn’t matter what color of people living there, shit comes in ALL sizes and colors.

    • SUL
      January 3, 2015 at 4:00 am

      Mike please point out where it says anything about the “brown” people? You sir are a moron, plan and simple.

      • January 3, 2015 at 8:30 am

        Right I’m sorry, he must have been referring to the white Gangs in worcester. What are they again? Oh right the Polish kings? Or maybe it was Hells Angels he was referring to? Get real.

        • Beetle
          January 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

          The white gangs from Worcester are the “hooligans” and the “boyo boys”. While you may not hear much from them on the street, they’re known for their violence in prison.

    • Dave Lind
      January 3, 2015 at 11:16 am

      not once was race mentioned. White, brown black, yellow ..whatever color/race they are isn’t the issue. Let the trash kill the trash is what he is saying.

      • Nick
        May 1, 2016 at 6:56 am


      • Aaron
        July 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm

        Hooligans are from all around Worcester county and boyo boys are from Charlestown

  • Old Randy Sock
    January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Give ’em Castle Street.
    It even resembles the infamous Wire ghetto of Amsterdam.
    Looks like we could seal it off real easy too. And once we get ’em in there who’s gonna’ complain if there’s a little…heh, heh…”accident.”
    You know, like a nice little surgical strike with a low yield nuclear device of some sort.
    Leave King St. alone though, that’s where my dealer, ahem, lawyer lives.

  • Kendra
    January 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    this is hilarious!

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