A federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Jim Kenney discriminated against Italian Americans by renaming the city’s Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. A year ago, U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled that the plaintiffs, including City Councilmember Mark Squ...

The earliest contact between the Philadelphia region and Italy occurred during the 17th century. Philadelphia became a magnet for northern Italian immigrants to British North America, who could profit by connecting the city to ports such as Genoa.  Many of these skilled Northern immigrants were musicians, artists, scientists, intellectuals, artisan...

Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts will present Gaetano Donizetti's "opera buffa" Don Pasquale this February - with a hometown twist. Audiences will be taken on a sentimental adventure, as the opera will be set in mid-60s South Philadelphia. This production will evoke nostalgia for that time, from the golden age of the Italian Market...

After more than 20 years, American ownership has returned to the highest level of professional basketball in Italy, the “Serie A”. Cotogna Sports Group (CSG), a company founded in 2022 by a group of students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has purchased 90% of Pallacanestro Trieste, a professional basketball team based in T...

Thousands of Pittsburghers hold fast to their Italian culinary heritage, and Frankie Marckisotto is one of them. His point of pride: a sausage recipe passed down from generation to generation. “The recipe has been in our family for maybe 60 years. 80 years? Maybe even longer,” he says. “I don’t know exactly how long it’s been around.” Michael Conte...

Art Rooney’s name should ring a bell. He was the fellow who started sandlot football on the Northside of Pittsburgh. He eventually turned a semi-professional football team into the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty.  Beginning with the Hope Harvey football team (1920s), Rooney was a player/coach. He was the quarterback, while brothers Dan and Jim played...

Linda A. Cartisano is a proud native of Chester, Pennsylvania, with a substantial Italian influence. Chester is important because it’s “a city of racial and ethnic diversity with residents of all income levels,” she said when she campaigned in 2009 for Common Pleas Court in Delaware County. “This has given me a perspective and history of dealing wi...

Villanova freshman Marco Langon (Raritan, N.J.) recorded the most significant milestone to date of his young collegiate career and did so on a big stage during competition at the USATF Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. Langon raced in the U20 Men's division and recorded a third place finish which earned him the opportunity to test...

The Head coach of Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Sirianni, is making headlines after a clip of him from Saturday night’s game started making rounds online, know about his salary and net worth. For those who are unversed, let us tell you, in the footage the 41-year-old coach seemed to be yelling and cursing “I know what the f*ck I’m doing,” at a ref, whi...

After more than 30 years in car racing, Chip Ganassi boasts an impressive resume. The team he owns has won the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 64-year-old is owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing, which operates teams in the IndyCar Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Cham...