Despite the weather and light rain, there was a modest turnout at the Columbus Day Parade that was held on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Pittsburgh Steelers great and NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris served as the Grand Marshal. The parade started on Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital and continued through Bloomfi...

The 145-year-old Columbus statue, located in Philadelphia’s historic Marconi Plaza, will once again see the light of day. On Friday Judge Paula Patrick ordered the city of Philadelphia to immediately remove the wooden box that concealed the statue, and permit the installation of a clear structure that will protect the monument from future vandalism...

A well-known Leechburg lodge is set to celebrate a milestone this weekend. William Marconi Lodge of Mutual Benefit marks 110 years at 135 River Ave. “We’re trying to give back to the members (and the public) because of the dismal year last year, and we couldn’t really do much with so many restrictions,” said club President Chad Raschiatore. “I just...

About 30 community members joined a virtual community meeting on Sept. 29 to discuss Pittsburgh's Columbus Day Parade that is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 9, in the Bloomfield neighborhood. At the meetings hosted by the Bloomfield Development Corporation, four people were given the chance to address the group, and they shared opinions strongly for and...

Cristiana Mele is a career diplomat, with more than 20 years of experience. In her last assignment in Rome, she has been the Chair of the G20 Thematic Group on Food Security during the Italian Presidency of G20. She was also the focal point for the Food Security, Agriculture and Nutrition at the Directorate General for Development Cooperation from...

Pittsburgh’s Columbus Day Parade is coming back this year. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, organizers say over 100 bands, floats, organizations and businesses will take part. Steelers great Franco Harris will serve as the grand marshal.  It’ll start near West Penn Hospital and head down Liberty Avenue through Bloomfield. The 30-year trad...

Although geography tends not to be the most scintillation of subjects, plenty of the folks attending the Washington Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday spent quite a bit of time looking at map. “This is the most popular thing, I think, of the whole festival,” Tina Calabro said before thinking twice and adding, “Besides the food.” The South Straba...

Patrons got to indulge in some classic Italian favorites at the 31st annual Delgrosso’s Italian and Heritage festival Sunday. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six vendors came to serve and sell some of their most popular items sold at their locations. The vendors ranged from wines and bread to classic Italian pastries.  President and CEO...

The fifth annual Washington Italian Heritage Festival is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Community Pavilion on 139 S. Main Street in Downtown Washington. A kickoff event will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at the Community Pavilion. From 7 to 9 pm, vocalist Nick Fiasco will perform a free concert of the legendary songs of Frank S...

In June 2020, during the height of civil unrest over police brutality, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation workers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia boarded up the bottom of the Christopher Columbus monument, concealing the navigator’s name. The DRWC, which maintains the monument, said at the time that the 106-foot historical obelisk did not alig...