The pick up in fire bombings and threats reminds me of the year leading up to Vito Rizzuto's release from prison. Vito's opponents were methodical, for the first few years, but just prior to his release things picked up. Opponents rushed and tried to fully have everything under control before he got out so that he couldn't mount a come back.
I noticed that too. A lot of firebombings aimed at predominantly Arcuri businesses that were attributed to the De Vito clan. A large chunk of that crew was busted just before Rizzuto returned.
"It was between the brothers Kay -- I had nothing to do with it."