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Victor Augustine Greco is among those selected to be inducted into the Weirton Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018. He has been nominated under the category of public service. This year’s induction banquet will be held 2 p.m., Aug. 12 at Undo’s in Weirton. Tickets go on sale July 1, at a cost of $30 per person, and will be available at the We...

Nell’ambito della visita ufficiale negli Stati Uniti, la presidente del Senato Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati ha partecipato ieri all'incontro organizzato a Villa Firenze dall'Ambasciatore italiano a Washington Armando Varricchio per l'apertura della mostra “Women to Watch” presso il National Museum of Women in the Arts. “È per me motivo di gra...

When Argento’s Pizza Palace opened in May, Richland residents may have mistook it for “just another pizza place” going in at 21 E. Main St. The property previously housed Adrian’s, and Mancino’s before that. Except Argento’s is anything but just another pizza place. Though the name might be new in town, it’s a brand that’s been in the pizza and Ita...

Al Vento, the owner of Vento's Pizza in East Liberty for decades and the 1970s co-founder of Franco's Italian Army, the fan club for Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, died Tuesday. Mr. Vento, of Whitehall, was 89. A pillar of the East Liberty business community, Mr. Vento operated his Highland Avenue pizza parlor and was a well-know...

Visitors to the Frick Collection will encounter an exhibition exalting the only work Antonio Canova (1757-1822) created for the United States — a full-length statue of George Washington, on view until September 23. “Thomas Jefferson, believing that no American sculptor was up to the task, recommended Canova, then one of Europe’s most celebrated art...

The US Army has awarded a new contract, worth $193m, to Leonardo DRS for the delivery of active protection systems for its new M1A2 Abrams tanks in order to support immediate operational requirements of the service. Under the deal, the company will deliver the Trophy active protection systems developed by Israel-based partner Rafael Advanced Defens...

When celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates, two ingredients are a given: large gatherings of family and friends and food – lots of hearty, delicious Italian food. She's had a few good reasons to party the last few years, including the 15th anniversary of her Lidia's Pittsburgh restaurant in 2016 and her 70th birthday i...

Seventeen university students from across the nation will participate in the 2018 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) that takes Italian American students to Italy each summer. This year’s tour will send student...

On a quiet, two-lane road that connects the former railroad town of Altoona to State College, you smell the pasta sauce before you spot the rides, the pizza, or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You smell the sauce before you enter the factory offices of DelGrosso Foods. Before you find Joe DelGrosso, chief of the family sauce business, at a conference ta...

"The Michael Jordan of Delaware" moniker attached to new Milwaukee Bucks draft pick Donte DiVincenzo wasn't something that started during his high school days in Delaware, though he did win two state titles and became unquestionably the state's best player at the time. The reference is far more recent, perhaps as recently as early 2017, and comes f...

Congratulations to the 2018 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! At a reception held last Wednesday June 21, at the Italian Embassy, the Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, Francesco Isgro, officially announced the winners of a total of $60,000 in scholarships. The talented young scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bag...

Some of the best things about summer are all the festivals that occur up and down New Jersey's coastline. There's food truck festivals, seafood festivals, (there used to be a LobsterFest - more on that here) and beer festivals. In North Wildwood, this weekend it's all about the Italian-American Festival. For a couple of blocks in the Cape May Count...