The owners of Nannie Franco's Pizza decided to remove the mural of former mayor Frank Rizzo of Philadelphia from the side of their building. As their new project is being funded by online fund-seeking to replace the mural, we would like to step in and make a suggestion to paint a mural of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini, the saint of immigrants, is...

One of the unexpected results of last week’s protest marches in Philadelphia was the removal of the statue of the late Police Commissioner and two-term Democratic Mayor Frank Rizzo from downtown. Rizzo’s statue, current Democratic Mayor James Kenney wrote on Twitter, "represented bigotry, hatred and oppression for too many people, for too long." (O...

Hours after the statue of Frank Rizzo was removed from the steps of the city’s Municipal Services Building, officials announced they would replace the mural of the controversial former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner near the Italian Market in South Philadelphia.  “Together, The S. 9th Street Shopping District, the property owners and th...

A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal. As National Guard troops deployed for the protests watched, the crane lifted the 10-foot (3-meter) bronze statue...

PI-Philly is delighted to invite you to the lecture "Contemporary Italian Artists in Philadelphia: A Focus On Sergio Lombardo." On several occasions, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has shown peculiar attention to Italian contemporary art. Indeed, the museum collection showcased many works of different Italian contemporary artists, including Sergio...

It’s not just an event—it’s an outward manifestation of something felt so deep within the community of Jessup, Pennsylvania, that it can only be described as “anima,” or “soul.” This year, while forces beyond their control caused their event to be canceled, the “anima” of Jessup still shines through. La Corsa dei Ceri, the annual “race of the saint...

Alle prese con un lento recupero delle attività ed in attesa di ricominciare a viaggiare è bello ricordare il viaggio di Donnavventura a Philadelphia. In tre giorni, le giovani protagoniste hanno potuto vedere e provare in prima persona molte delle attrazioni famose della città. Dalla scalinata di Rocky Balboa, in realtà del Philadelphia Museum of...

Filitalia International Chapter di Napoli, in collaborazione con FIDAPA Sez. di Nola Napoli presenta l'evento "Da Filangieri a Franklin" che si terrà il giorno 28 maggio 2020 alle ore 18.00 di Roma (ore 12.00 di New York) in modalità webinar Cisco Webex Meeting.   Le città di Napoli e Filadelfia si incontrano ricordando il rapporto di amicizia tra...

There have been no factory shutdowns or layoffs this spring, but the coronavirus has left a deep mark at Philadelphia Macaroni Co., the family-owned Bella Vista-based business that doubled in size this week to 700 million pounds a year after buying rival A. Zerega’s Sons of New York. “Oh my God, we’re going 24/7. We’re putting up ‘Help Wanted...

Numerous events and festivities set for summer and fall 2020 have already been canceled throughout McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter counties. Festa Italiana, a long-standing tradition in Bradford, is another occasion that could be impacted by concerns related to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Bradford Era reached out Wednesday to Mary Ann Colestro, P...