by Kelly Huth   May 18 will be a day of Italian food, music and cars in Bethlehem Township, Pa. Tempo Italiano, Fiat and Bruno Scipioni's Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria are partnering to bring a bit of Italy to the area. Fiats will be exhibited at Bruno Scipioni's, featuring a wide swath of customizable options to the car, and visit...

Atty. Mark Bufalino, left, stands with Herman Castellani, president of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County, in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus, located on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street, Pittston. Bufalino's father, the late Atty.   Charles Bufalino, was president of the Columbus League of Luzerne...

Peter J. (PJ) Adonizio, area funeral director, has been chosen the Italian-American Association's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He will be honored at the association's annual Columbus Day banquet set for at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.    Adonizio was born and rais...

by Jim Callaghan   Sunday's Feast of the Assumption procession at St. Agnes Church was threatened with rain that did not lessen enthusiasm for the affair. Rachel Lamb was the 95th queen of the procession in honor of the blessed mother, a Roman Catholic holy day to commemorate the assumption of Mary, mother of Jesus, held on Aug. 15. The...

By Alicia Vitarelli   It's Italian-American heritage month and in historic Philadelphia, there's a lot to toast to. You've probably seen the signs in the Italian market that say - "Cent'Anni" - as what's affectionately called 9th street celebrates a century of culture and tradition.    Each step on 9th street comes with a st...

by John J. Moser   When comedian Joe Piscopo was appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, he says he did an impression of legendary singer Frank Sinatra with great trepidation. "I didn't even want to do him," Piscopo says. "I hesitated, didn't want to do him. And then I'm a good team player; they said, 'Joe, we need you to do hi...

The recent public debate over whether to rename South Philadelphia's Italian Market has largely missed the point. There seems to be some confusion over what the name of the historic Ninth Street corridor of shops, restaurants, and curbside vendors means to Philadelphians who coined the moniker. Perhaps adding to the confusion is the fact that the...

by Bill Chenevert Filitalia International's annual La Festa della Repubblica on June 1st, otherwise known as the Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue, was far more significant this year. It also marked the grand opening of the entity's History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave., which seeks to celebrate "Italian roots...

By Joseph Myers   As the recipient of numerous accolades over his 19-year tenure with PNC Bank, Salvatore J. Patti could claim exalted status, but the resident of the 2500 block of South 21st Street shuns showing off, instead finding satisfaction in pondering the copious connections he has made professionally and personally.   For his...

L'on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (PI) si è recata ieri in visita alla Temple University di Roma, dove ha avuto occasione di constatare di persona le attività didattiche svolte. Nella stessa giornata, presso la sede universitaria americana, erano in visita il governatore della Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, ed il sindaco di Philadelphia, Michael Anthony...