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When Stephanie Carey was just a junior, she came up with an idea to help others enjoy the prom without the worry or the expense of purchasing gowns. The Ocean City High School senior, who lives in Upper Township, solicited the help of her parents, Marty and Michele Carey, to come up with an event where prom-goers who couldn’t afford gowns could go...

When: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021. Who: Plaintiffs are The Conference Of Presidents Of Major Italian American Organizations, Philadelphia Councilmember Mark F. Squilla, and The 1492 Society. Where: Suit has been filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania  On January 27, 2021, Mayor Kenney by “Executive Order” No. 2-21...

The radio station WWDB (860 AM) has signed with L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco to carry the area’s third Italian-American radio program, to be hosted by Melissa Cannavo-Marino and Nick Alessandrini. Cannavo-Marino and Alessandrini will host the afternoon edition of “Viaggio Musicale,” a bi-lingual program at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Cannavo-Mar...

A seguito del grave rallentamento dell’attività di trasmissione in Italia delle pratiche di pensione da parte dell’Ufficio della Security Administration of International Operation di Baltimora (USA), ho rappresentato all’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio la situazione di grave disagio che si è venuta a creare per gli interessati e per le organizzazio...

The secret to 102-year-old Virginia Carpino Bugni’s longevity is pure and simple. Family is what keeps her going. “They have been good company,” she explains. The feeling is mutual. Hard working, caring, stubborn, determined — these are just some of the words her family uses to describe their matriarch. You don’t have to delve much further to know...

Jessup's St. Ubaldo Festival is usually held on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. It always draws in thousands of people, and the main event is, of course, always the race. But in 2013, a new St. Ubaldo tradition was born. That is when the borough in Lackawanna County received a life-size statue of the patron saint. It is an exact replica of th...

Local businessman and philanthropist Frank Guaracini Jr. passed away peacefully at his home here Tuesday morning, according to his family. Guaracini was 65. His son, Frank Guaracini III, said funeral plans for his father are incomplete. He would have celebrated his 66th birthday next week and was looking forward to the birth of a grandson in April,...

Many of us grew up eating Chef Boyardee pasta products. The image of the Italian chef on the ravioli cans has become a familiar sight to several decades of youth. However, what many people don’t realize is that the chef pictured on the cans – unlike other stereotyped brand mascots such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben – was a real person who had a pres...

Alessandro Iaia has always believed in the American dream. That anyone – whether they are born in this country or have made this country their home – with hard work, can get far. With perseverance, they can receive equal treatment and be able to live their lives without anyone looking down on them or thinking anything negative about them.  But as h...

We’re in North Eastern Pennsylvania, to explore the Italian American side of the city of Scranton and the surrounding areas! We’ll meet the people behind one of Italian America’s most unique Feasts, visit monuments to religion and the arts, and try some of the best Italian food around… including a memorable meal in the self-professed “Pizza Capital...

Joseph John Martucci, 69, died peacefully in Philadelphia, Pa.., with his children by his side Thursday, March 11, 2021. He succumbed to a short battle with cancer. Joseph was born Feb. 22, 1952, in Philadelphia to Joseph and Helen Martucci (née O’Brien). He was a graduate of Father Judge High School, Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in E...

The statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George, and St. Anthony will stay put for another year. The St. Ubaldo Society in Jessup has decided it will not host the annual Race of the Saints for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Never in our wildest dreams did we think we'd be having this conversation again, but here we are," said Mario H...