Preparing to go over the top with the romance this Valentine's Day? While there is no shortage of romantic restaurants in and around Philadelphia, it turns out you don't have to go far to find the most romantic restaurant in the whole of Pennsylvania. That's according to food and recipe site Delish, which proclaimed Society Hill's Bistro Romano as...

When I was a kid I thought it was pretty cool that we had a bunch of cousins who lived in Rhode Island.  They were all from my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and when we would drive north to see them or they would come to Philly to visit, there was always fun to be had.   My earliest recollections, of our visits to the Warwick area, come...

Local author and historian Stephanie Longo has received a Gold Award in the History category from the Nonfiction Book Awards, via the Nonfiction Authors Association, for her 2018 publication, “Italians of Lackawanna County,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The Nonfiction Book Awards recognize literary excellence in more than 150 categories. The pr...

In 1972, Mogeetown in Plymouth Township was a center of attention for the nation. It was during that year that the oldest person to become an American citizen by choice – the oldest person to be naturalized as an American citizen – took the oath of citizenship. She was Rufina Nave. Of Mogeetown. The little village located next to Norristown and dow...

Pasco L. Schiavo, one of the largest benefactors in Penn State Hazleton’s history, passed away Dec. 29, 2018. His involvement with the campus spanned more than 50 years and included roles as a donor, president and member of the campus advisory board, advocate and instructor. “Pasco’s involvement with Penn State Hazleton and his passion for educatio...

Italian restaurant Fiore is preparing to open on S Front Street, with a series of dinners starting this week. The Queen Village restaurant, which takes over the former Kanella South space, comes from a duo of chefs with some notable experience. As previously reported, Justine MacNeil and Ed Crochet bring experience from New York restaurants Craft a...

Residents of Erie's Little Italy neighborhood are already missing a longtime business that closed its doors only two days ago.  The Majestic Bakery had been open for 103 years and its closing came as a surprise to loyal customers. Those customers are hoping the doors of the bakery are not closed for too long. Owner Alex Pop decided to retire due to...

Pietro, Antonio, Ireneo MEO (negli Stati Uniti scelse di chiamarsi solo Ireneo) nacque a Castelguidone (CH), in corso del Popolo n.10, il 16 luglio del 1894 da Beniamino e Carmina “Carminuccia” D’Amelio. Partecipò alla Prima Guerra Mondiale guadagnandosi prestigiose decorazioni. Poi, nel 1921, decise di tentare il “sogno americano”. Arrivò ad “Elli...

Friday, January 18, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Leading this session is Stephanie Longo, an Italian American writer based in Dunmore, PA. Boasting one of the nation's largest and most diverse Itali...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Gran Caffe L'aquila. Topping the list is Gran Caffe L'Aquila. Located at 1716 Chestnut St. in Rittenhou...