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When: From Friday, December 08, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017 At 9:30 pm - Where: AFI Silver - Organized by : AFI Silver, IIC Washington - Entrance : Ticket Purchase Required As part of the 30th Edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, Italy presents the screening of A Ciambra.  Pio Amato is a canny 14-year-old growing up fast in an ext...

Seton Hall School of Law’s Peter W. Rodino Jr. Society held its annual banquet to honor legal professionals and community trailblazers on Nov. 1 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. This year’s event honored Dina M. Mastellone with the “Excellence in Achievement Award”; Edward B. Marable Jr. (’94) with the “Humanitarian Achievement Award”; and Bart...

It began as an accident, one of those serendipitous events in an artist’s life. For Harry Bertoia, it was an accident that would launch a series of unique sculptures that would become world-renowned. The story goes that Bertoia, an Italian-born American artist, sculptor and designer, was in his studio in Bally, Berks County, when it happened. In th...

The Wishwall is a wall of hope, a powerful vehicle that brings people together and stimulates dreams. It all started in Philadelphia with one intent: leave a concrete mark. The Wishwall went up in Philadelphia honoring Pope Francis, then in went in Marlton, NJ honoring slain singer Christina Grimmie. At that point, the The Wishwall needed to go big...

A small, temporary exhibit tucked away on the first floor of the newly opened, 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible in Washington gives visitors a glimpse of the art and history preserved by the Vatican Library and Vatican Museums. Highly detailed replicas of the fourth century Codex Vaticanus, the 14th century Urbino Bible and 16th century Bibl...

Joseph G. Procacci, 90, known as the South Philadelphia tomato king, died Friday, Nov. 17, of cancer at a hospice center in Cherry Hill, where he lived. Mr. Procacci’s death was confirmed by his son, J.M. Procacci. “If you’re standing still, you’re going backward,” J.M. Procacci said his father taught him. “Charge, charge forward. Be the innovator....

Il Ten. Col. Gianfranco Paglia, in qualità di rappresentante del Ministro della Difesa per la valorizzazione del personale militare affetto da disabilità per incidenti subiti nell’adempimento del proprio dovere ed in servizio, partecipa all’evento Wounded  Warriors, in programma dal 17 al 21 novembre, organizzato per la seconda volta dall’Ambasciat...

Sons of Italy 2561 held a Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, November 11. The event was held at Bloomingdale Fire House and included Beefsteak, delicious roasted potatoes, salad, pasta, assorted desserts, coffee and tea. The event was sold out with over 200 members, guests and friends. Comedian’s Adam Kerr and Gary Delena entertained the audience. “Our...

Il prossimo 19 novembre 2017 si svolgerà il consueto Gala annuale organizzato da Filitalia Internazional. L’evento sarà allietato da spettacoli musicali e da prelibatezze culinarie che sempre accompagnano e caratterizzano l’atmosfera di tali eventi. Quest’anno si è ritenuto di premiare e riconoscere l’opera impareggiabile e di alto valore morale e...

Residents may be voting on whether to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2018. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday being recognized by municipalities across the country, celebrates Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus “discovered” the United States. During a Board of Selectmen meeting in October, member R...

Corona D’Italia Lodge #807held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 5p.m. at Pizza Joe’s. President Clemmy Sirimarco, hosted the pizza luncheon served by Guard Lois DiFrishia, Secretary Jackie Perno and Historian Mary Jane Folino. Trustee Patty Regna voiced a commemorative prayer for all living and deceased sister lodge members and all...

After an extensive and emotional debate over the fate of the Christian Street Baptist Church in Bella Vista, the Philadelphia Historical Commission made a tough decision Friday: It added the building to the city’s Historic Register, capping a months-long debate over whether to demolish or preserve the more than century-old church. By Monday morning...