Medusa Pizzeria owner Ernesto Villico was grinning, though you could hardly tell because of the giant orb of fresh mozzarella he’d shoved in his mouth as a joke. He held a pizza peel with a freshly-stretched dough in his hand, had his name stitched along the back of a custom Italia soccer jersey and sported a lipstick outline on his cheek from wher...

Susan Requena grew up with a love of ravioli and Sunday family dinners at her grandmother's house. "That's what my Italian heritage revolves around. Sunday dinners. Sunday. Two o'clock at Nana's house," Requena said with a smile. "Your meatballs, your sauce, your Antipasto. Those are the things I decided to carry and wanted to pass on. Because that...

Earlier this week, the Frank Rizzo Statue was twice the target of vandalism. Now, vandals have struck the mural depicting the former mayor in Philadelphia’s Italian Market. Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, as a group of residents guarded the Frank Rizzo statue in Center City against potential vandals, spray painters – yet again – targeted his mural at 9t...

A historic landmark for decades is back in its rightful place after an eight month absence. The Christopher Columbus statue and its pedestal were returned, Tuesday, to downtown Pittston. 525 years after Christopher Columbus discovered America, the city of Pittston is rediscovering his recently repaired statue. "We've been saying all week joking it'...

The bronze statue of Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia's polarizing former police commissioner and mayor, was defaced late Thursday with the words "Black Power" written in white spray paint. The vandal also wrote "The Black community should be their own police" on the steps of the Municipal Services Building on John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City wher...

A petition to keep the city’s Frank Rizzo statue is gaining steam. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 18,000 people had signed the petition, which was posted on change.org by South Philly resident Marc Ferguson. That’s about 15,000 more signatures than a petition calling for the statue’s removal has gathered.  Ferguson told CBS3 he created the petiti...

As many Philadelphians watched in horror as protests over the planned removal of a statue memorializing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., turned to deadly violence, a number of them had the same thought. They turned their attention to Center City’s Thomas Paine Plaza and its statue of Frank L. Rizzo, the former law-and-order m...

The Festa Italiana has come and gone, but not without leaving plenty of good memories in the minds of Bradfordians. With more than 6,000 meatballs, 10 kettles of sauce and 700 pounds of Italian sausage, folks left each day of the Festa with full stomachs and smiling faces. For over 50 years, the event organizers have made sure that proceeds raised...

Little Italy Days, the region’s largest ethnic heritage celebration, will take over Bloomfield again for four days beginning Thursday. The 15th annual festival will transform the neighborhood’s main street, Liberty Avenue, into a destination sport for Italian-themed entertainment and food. Here are five things you need to know about the event

The St. Ann’s Church Carnival and Italian Festival takes place evenings from August 14 to 19 at the Saint Ann Worship Site at Dorrance and Pond streets in Bristol Borough. There will be rides, homemade Italian food, baked goods including homemade cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and more, a basket auction, lots of carnival games, face painting sand ar...