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You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy the four books written by local author Mario Fumarola. His heartwarming stories are those everyone can enjoy. Easy and colorful reads, Fumarola’s stories are told through the eyes of young Tony, Fumarola’s alter ego, during the 40’s and 50’s and are set in the neighborhood of Italian-American immigrants in Utic...

Businessman and philanthropist Vito John Germinario, was recently honored by The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, at its 89th Annual Past Presidents Night Gala, as the 2018 Man of the Year. Germinario, is the President and Co-owner of GPR, Inc., a commercial glazing company and LGV Group LLC, a commercial real estate development company.  He is a...

Antonio Bianchini was born in Tripoli, Libya with Italian citizenship. After WWII, he and his family, that included four siblings, moved back to Rome and lived in a refugee camp for nine years. The accommodations included a single room separated by a sheet, community bathrooms and traveling three flights to gather, water. His childhood experiences...

Daniel Leone has been a Philly cop for more than 23 years. But recently, things have gone downhill on the job for the 47-year-old Northern Liberties resident. In a just-filed federal lawsuit, Leone claims that members of the Philadelphia Police Department have discriminated against him because he’s an Italian American. It all started close to ten y...

When I was a kid I thought it was pretty cool that we had a bunch of cousins who lived in Rhode Island.  They were all from my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and when we would drive north to see them or they would come to Philly to visit, there was always fun to be had.   My earliest recollections, of our visits to the Warwick area, come...

Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Red Eye Café, 94 Walnut St. Spotify playlist: tinyurl.com/ya672epy Kathycurto.com In one way, Kathy Curto has been working on “Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Childhood” since she wrote her first glimpse, “Mary Janes,” back in 2005. But in another way, one could say she’s been working on it her whole life. A promp...

The “Greatest Generation” that fought in World War II and the Korean War, lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the economic expansion of the post-war years and the New Deal is slowly fading away. Bayonne is not exempt from this sad reality. Frank Perrucci, 91, perhaps the most recognized and beloved face of the local veteran communi...

Local author and historian Stephanie Longo has received a Gold Award in the History category from the Nonfiction Book Awards, via the Nonfiction Authors Association, for her 2018 publication, “Italians of Lackawanna County,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The Nonfiction Book Awards recognize literary excellence in more than 150 categories. The pr...

In 1972, Mogeetown in Plymouth Township was a center of attention for the nation. It was during that year that the oldest person to become an American citizen by choice – the oldest person to be naturalized as an American citizen – took the oath of citizenship. She was Rufina Nave. Of Mogeetown. The little village located next to Norristown and dow...

Giuseppe Laragione did not begin his career in the restaurant business, although he did grow up surrounded by authentic Italian cooking. Born in Naples, Giuseppe worked for a company that made oxygen in his native Italy before deciding to travel to the United States to make a better life for his family. On Friday, January 4, Giuseppe turned 80 year...

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce presented Joseph G. DiPinto, with the Dick DiSabatino Award on Monday at its 182ndAnnual Dinner. The event, held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, was attended by nearly 1,000 elected officials and business and community leaders. The award, named for former DSCC Chairman the late Richard DiSabatino Sr., w...

Pasco L. Schiavo, one of the largest benefactors in Penn State Hazleton’s history, passed away Dec. 29, 2018. His involvement with the campus spanned more than 50 years and included roles as a donor, president and member of the campus advisory board, advocate and instructor. “Pasco’s involvement with Penn State Hazleton and his passion for educatio...