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The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

Mauro Dal Bo è il nuovo Console Onorario italiano a Baltimora. Ne dà notizia il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia. Branch Manager della MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), Dal Bo riceve i connazionali al 2200 Broening Highway - Suite 260. I connazionali possono contattarlo inviando una email all’indirizzo mauro.dalbo@msc.com o telefonand...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that we have chosen Dr. Maureen J. Persi and her husband Melindo A.Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for this 28th Annual Celebration. This year’s selection was even more difficult because there were several worthy individual that were nominated and reviewed by the search committ...

With the recent passing of Allentown icon Lee Iacocca, I was struck by the impact an entrepreneur can make on a city, a country, a world. You see, Lido, as my dad liked to call him, spent his childhood in typical early 20th century humble beginnings, the same neighborhood my dad grew up in. Around Seventh and Allen streets in downtown Allentown,...

Pizza, Pasta & Wine – it’s the most delicious time of year at our Italian Festival & Wine Tasting! Bring your family and friends to savor delicious Italian food, listen to live music, visit our Italian crafters, and enjoy a day of racing! Stop by one of our bocce courts and have a family-friendly game. For only $10 enjoy 5 two-ounce samples of Ital...

John Basilone, the only Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross, is revered here in the town where he grew up. But now he is also being honored in a small town in Italy near where Basilone's father grew up. He came to the United States in 1903. Colle Sannita, a town of about 2,400 people in the mountains about 5...

In the spring of 1957, for some inexplicable reason our father, Henry Sacchetti, decided that we should see how he made his living. Dad worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corp., at the Lester, PA plant.  Many Southwest Philly men did the same, with many others working at the General Electric facility at 67th and Elmwood Ave.  Being 10 years old wi...

On July 8-9, the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC hosted the conference "Italy, Europe and the US: facing inevitable change in a smart way," organized by Aspen Institute Italia. Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry delivered opening remarks, at the presence of Under Secretary of State at the Italian Minist...

Eddie Glorioso, one of the founding brothers of Glorioso's Italian Market, died Monday. He was 95. The well-known store that's been a part of Brady Street's business district for decades announced his passing on Facebook. "For those who knew him, he was a giant part of the grocery store, where he had a special gift of making people smile. He was la...

Anthony "Tony" Joseph Cucuzella, 92, passed away July 5th at Lancaster General Hospital. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Theresa Randisi Cucuzella. He was World War II Navy Veteran serving on the USS Benevolent from 1944-1947. He owned his own barber shop until the time he passed away. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...

This Thursday, the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee will host their 28th Annual Reception at the beautiful White Sands Resort in Point Pleasant Beach. The organization will honor this year's Parade Grand Marshals Dr. Maureen J. Persi and Melindo A. Persi. Also, this year Sue and I are humbled by the committee to be honored by receiving th...

The state-wide winners of the Garibaldi Awards have been announced. The award is given to graduating seniors who have excelled in Italian Studies and who also have contributed to the Italian American legacy in America, in community service or through extra-curriculars. The honor is conferred by the Silvio Laccetti Foundation. Prof. Laccetti is a re...