On June 26th, 1979, my wife, Luann, and I were blessed with the birth of our first child: a beautiful, little daughter. For me, it was an extra kick because it happened to be my birthday. Naturally, everyone in the family was thrilled with our new addition. She would have four loving grandparents to dote over her and shower her with a ton of love....

Leonardo, the Italian helicopter maker, said it will spend $65 million to build a 60,000-square-foot training facility adjacent to its Northeast Philadelphia plant over the next year. The facility will train pilots, crews, and mechanics for Air Force helicopters in partnership with Boeing’s Delaware County plant, and for civilian craft. The compa...

Joey Baldino, the South Philly-bred chef famed for Palizzi Social Club and Zeppoli, is releasing his first cookbook. Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly’s Palizzi Social Club will feature recipes from the nationally acclaimed members-only restaurant, tucked into a South Philly rowhouse at 1408 S. 12th Street. The...

Undoubtedly, the mood at the Monaca Turners on Sunday will be bittersweet. Firefighters at Monaca No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit John DiMarzio, a former member, who had been on kidney transplant waiting lists at two Pittsburgh hospitals for almost two years. DiMarzio, 61, in end-stage k...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI, seppe farsi onore durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale , era originario di Collecorvino in provincia di Pescara. Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI nacque a New York nel 1922 da Alfredo Oreste Cipriano (nato a Collecorvino in via Eolo, l’8 gennaio del 1895, da Andrea -“panettiere”- e Maria Di Marzio) e Amina Berenice Felicita CHIAVARO...

The renowned Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has renewed his worldwide recording contract with Decca Records ahead of his upcoming North American tour. Einaudi, who may be one of the most streamed artists in the world with more than 2 billion streams to date, is preparing for the release of his upcoming album Seven Days Walking, which...

When Lola Rozzi immigrated to Reading as a young bride, she was determined not to leave her Italian heritage in her homeland of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Lola met the love of her life, Lorenzo, in Italy. The two married on Aug. 22, 1960, and moved to Berks County in the early 1960s. “She gave Italian lessons to my children,” Lola's longtime friend, Gin...

Frank Tenaglia, 54, of Bridesburg, a noted opera singer who performed to standing ovations throughout the United States and Europe, died Sunday, Feb. 17, of a pulmonary embolism in Marathon, Fla. Mr. Tenaglia had contended with health problems for a long time, but his death was unexpected, said his wife, Cathy. “We were enjoying a family vacation...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 9 am - 11:00 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. "Wedged between Abruzzo and Puglia, Molise is really the last undiscovered region of Italy, unknown even to some Italians. In fact it is joked - Il...