Convicted mob associate Angelo Lutz has gone from racketeer to restaurateur with his just-opened New Jersey restaurant the Kitchen Consigliere. Lutz — who grew to 400 pounds in prison and learned to "bake a pizza made from flour stolen from the kitchen" — relocated his Italian restaurant (which boasts decor like crime-scene chalk outlines and mob portraits) to a more prominent neighborhood, in hopes to start a new career as a celebrity chef. [AP]
by Erin DeJesus
Building a successful co-op should also be "rooted in justice, equity, and a holistic view of the world"