On next Octpber 14, 2021, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Mid-Atlantic Italian American Medical Awards 1st Annual Dinner will be hosted by Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum (6825 Norwich Drive, Philadelphia PA 19153). This evening gala, chaired by Hon. Amato Berardi, initiate an annual event that recognizes significant accomplishments of Mid-Atlantic Ita...

There were many problems that arose because of the pandemic we’ve gone through for over a year. One of the casualties was the cancellation of the 95th annual St. Rocco celebration and all connected activities.   St. Rocco and its spiritual and traditional heritage were still honored last year with a receiving of the saint’s banner, a virtual Mass a...

Danny Digiampietro’s business started in 2013 in New Jersey, then moved to Philadelphia in 2018: on 9th Street, a stone’s throw from the Italian Market. His place is tiny in terms of size, so much so that there’s no seating and the products are takeout only. Danny Digiampietro is the owner of Angelo’s Pizzeria, and employs 20 people to satisfy the...

Pittsburgh United FC, the newly formed United Premier Soccer League club, announced a signing Thursday that it hopes will make a major impact on its roster when it begins play in the fall. It’s not a striker or goalkeeper. It’s a scout. The team announced the addition of Nicola Martini as its director of scouting. Martini has worked as an intermedi...

This month’s installment in our series on readers traveling to Italy in search of their roots and relatives features the story of Mary Louise Tucker, who has been drawn to her family history since she was young, hearing stories from her nonno about life in Abruzzo before he emigrated to Philadelphia as a 14-year-old boy. Mary Louise herself is an e...

The Christopher Columbus monument in the Bethlehem Rose Garden will make the journey to a new location this year after city officials received complaints about the black granite tribute to the Italian explorer. Standing 5-feet-tall and weighting half a ton, the monument dedicated in 1992 by a now-defunct chapter of the UNICO Italian American club...

Emotions ran high over the weekend as customers stopped by Italian Delight at 2600 MacDade Boulevard for a final taste of their favorite pizza or other special menu item. After Sunday, the restaurant, which has served customers for almost half of a century, closed its doors -- at least for now. “We will be back,” vowed Nick Guardavaccaro, who owns...

Most major events in our area were canceled last year due to COVID and there were fears more cancellations would occur this year. But Tuesday, there is word the popular Little Italy Days in Bloomfield will return this summer. Businesses were devastated by COVID-19. Bloomfield got hit especially hard when it had to cancel its little Italy Days, whic...

A western Pennsylvania judge will mediate a dispute over a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus in a Pittsburgh park. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John McVay declared an impasse in the dispute between the city of Pittsburgh and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America over the Columbus statue in Schenley Park, the Tribune-Review reported...

Thanks to the generosity of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia, under the direction of Franca Riccardi, PhD, the Cape Henlopen High School Italian classrooms learned in late April that they not only would be given a donation to cover the subscription to an authentic Italian magazine, but would also be able to use some of the funds to award a...