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Pat Pecora recently was officially inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Chapter, his ninth hall of fame induction. The Pitt-Johnstown wrestling coach and athletic director had to wait a year for the induction ceremony as the 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining Pecora in the class was...

Italy's Jannik Sinner, the ATP's top-ranked teen, captured his third career title on Sunday, outlasting American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the Citi Open final. World number 24 Sinner, a 19-year-old who won at Sofia last year and Melbourne in January, took the top prize of $350,755 on the Washington hardcourts. "I'm very happy about this t...

The Farrell Italian Home hosted the Mike Erme/IC Light Bocce Classic from Friday to Sunday. Tournament co-director Matt Killa relayed that the event included 30-plus teams from Pa., Ohio, Kentucky, and Rome, N.Y. One bracket started Friday night at 6 p.m. and two on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. "I need to praise Mike Erme, the Pittsburgh Brewing...

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents comedian Anthony Rodia on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2021 with shows both nights at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Rodia is the “King of Off the Boat Comedy,” a first-generation Italian-American comedian born and raised in Westchester, New York. In addition to selling out comedy clubs across the co...

"What is wrong with you people?" That will be among the questions comedian Sebastian Maniscalco asks when he comes to The Borgata Events Center for 14 shows starting July 23 with rescheduled shows as well as two new ones added July 25. Maniscalco, who began his career in 1998 performing at open mic nights, has since performed five hysterical comedy...

Martinsville Mustangs coach Brandon Nania describes his catcher Matt Malone as a “journeyman,” a thought the player couldn’t dispute. “I’m all over. I’m a very cultured man,” Malone said with a laugh during an interview this week. “Dealing with Canadians, North Dakotans, Virginians.” Malone grew up on New York’s Long Island, and started his college...

For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final. The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut down for the globally-watched match. A force of ecstati...

Pittsburgh United FC, the newly formed United Premier Soccer League club, announced a signing Thursday that it hopes will make a major impact on its roster when it begins play in the fall. It’s not a striker or goalkeeper. It’s a scout. The team announced the addition of Nicola Martini as its director of scouting. Martini has worked as an intermedi...

We don’t know yet if Trey Mancini’s remarkable comeback story will include an All-Star appearance, but either way, he will be a part of this year’s Midsummer Classic festivities. Mancini on Tuesday announced he would compete in the Home Run Derby, joining Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, Mets slugger Pete Alonso and Rockies shortstop Trevor Story...

The first committee was convened to consider a possible celebration event to honor the heritage handed to us by our forefathers. The committee was asked to consider a golf tournament as a possible activity to communicate the theme. They were unanimous in their response that a golf tournament of this magnitude would never fly, especially in our geog...

On Thursday night, May 27, Macaluso’s in Hawthorne became the setting for the Hawthorne Pride Alliance’s presentation of “My Big Gay Italian Wedding,” a play written by Anthony J. Wilkinson.  Ticket sales went toward the HPA’s scholarship fund, which will be used to benefit two Hawthorne High School students as they seek higher education. HPA Chair...

New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present Vic DiBitetto on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:30 p.m. Vic DiBitetto-"The Italian Hurricane"-returns to NJPAC! Get ready for a night of "blue-collar comedy in a red sauce" with one of Jersey's own. On TV, the big screen, and comedy stages across the country, Amer...