Fifteen merchants in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market are working with Philadelphia-based Habitat Logistics to offer free delivery at least through Easter, April 12. In an arrangement announced Thursday with the United Merchants of the South 9th Street Business Association, Habitat will serve about 300,000 people living river to river from...

Friday, April 17, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture. 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and discover why some jour...

During a time when area businesses are just trying to remain afloat, Brad Calliari of Calliari’s Bakery on DuBois Street says he is grateful for his dedicated employees and customers. Calliari spends about 15 hours a day at the bakery and Italian deli grocery shop, making his own bread from scratch in a brick oven more than 100 years old. The shop...

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report initial success in animal trials for a vaccine to neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19. During tests in mice, the vaccine was shown to produce antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus. University researchers said the mice responded with antibodies su...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Not too long ago, an important study took place in the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania. The results are especially potent today, suggesting that relief for stress comes in a surprisingly straightforward and perhaps wildly effective form. The only problem is that a lot of the institutions that sponsored such a healthy and long lifespan are going away,...

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference. The conference will focus on...

Food memories are my favorite memories. As a child, our go-to family restaurant was Martucci's Italian Restaurant at 27th and Myrtle. I can still see it: the dark bar you pass through on the way to the tables, the dusty Italian reproduction art on the walls, the candle burning in the red glass jar right next to the ever-present basket of thick-slic...

Senior U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo, who presided over courtrooms in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for years, passed away Wednesday morning. He was 81. Caputo’s death was announced by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner in a memorandum on Wednesday. “Judge Caputo was a ‘judge’s judge’ — a strong, direct, imp...

When Maria Barron, of Washington, was 12 years old, her mother broke her wrist, leaving much of the Italian household cooking up to Maria. “She took my hand in her hand and said, ‘Oh, you have the same size now,’” Maria said. “There was no measuring, so you counted scoops of flour with your hand. Whatever she did, I would mimic.” Now, Maria has her...