by Peter Cameron   Gino Mori, M.D., wouldn't shake anyone's hand Sunday night at the 107th annual dinner of the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County. But the retired 82-year-old physician, being honored as the association's Man of the Year at a banquet at Fiorelli Catering in Blakely, wasn't letting the award go to his head. &...

by Inga Saffron   In the late 19th century, when thousands of Italian immigrants were pouring into South Philadelphia to make their fortunes, Seventh Street was transformed into a bustling bankers row. By 1897, there were 25 rowhouse-size banks between Bainbridge and Washington Avenues, all competing to provide newcomers with loans, money tr...

FlowMetric, a market leader in flow cytometry and cell sorting services, announced today that they are expanding their global capacity with the launch of a European laboratory facility located at the Parco Tecnologico Padano in Lodi, Italy. Since its launch in March, 2010, FlowMetric has quickly established itself as one of the market leaders in fl...

by Domenica Marchetti Hahri Shin was the first to arrive, at noon, a full hour before the scheduled start of the feast. He came outfitted for the occasion, wearing a bright-red Adidas track suit with white headband, and carrying a bottle of Rolaids.   The occasion was the third annual Panarda, a nine-hour, 40-course banquet at Le Virtu, the...

"Filitalia International's Scholarship – says Rosetta Miriello - programs benefit our young member's futures. All completed scholarship applications must be at 1809-13 Oregon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19145 by 5pm ET, September 145h, 2014- no exceptions.   The scholarship recipients will be announced September 30th, 2014 and the winners will...

By Michael Matza Born in Italy in 1926, Elvira Raieta worked on a farm until 1971, then set sail for opportunity in America. She and her husband used their savings to buy a house in a thriving Italian-immigrant neighborhood in Norristown.   Today, she is the sole Italian on her mostly African American street. The non-Hispanic white populat...

The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia might close down as a consequence of budget cuts planned by the Italian Government. Closing the Consulate would be a significant loss for both the local Italian community and the Country itself.   Traditionally a historic site of Italian immigration and home to a large Italian-American community...

Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo's Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes.   The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the...

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish has something that no other church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has: a weekly Sunday Mass conducted in Italian. The 8 a.m. Mass helps some congregants connect with their Italian heritage, said the Rev. Nicholas F. Martorano, pastor of St. Nicholas since 1984.   "They like the tradition. They want t...

È ufficiale: dal 19 al 28 settembre papa Francesco visiterà Cuba e gli Stati Uniti, con tappa anche all'Onu, per il decimo viaggio del pontificato, nel quale pronuncerà 24 tra discorsi, omelie, saluti.   A Cuba visiterà l'Avana e Santiago, negli Usa New York, Washington, interverrà davanti al Congresso e all'assemblea generale dell'Onu, Fila...