The Cammaratas were coming over, and we were nervous. We wanted them to feel at home. After all, our new home in South Philadelphia had been theirs for nearly 70 years. I’d mentioned their mother, Antonette, in a column I wrote about the house, back when my wife and dog and I moved in last May. The old-time neighbors still talked about Antonette’s...

Marco Belinelli has committed to signing with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN. The Sixers were one of several playoff teams and contenders to offer Belinelli, a savvy veteran shooting guard, a roster spot for the balance of the season. As they push to make the playoffs for the first time in five years, the Sixers recruited Belinell...

Author Josephine B. Pasquarello is pleased to honor her role model, Romania Pasquarello, in her book Love & Loyalty: An Immigrant Italian Mom Raising Her family Of Twelve In The Shadow Of A Mafia Crime. According to Pasquarello, “During my childhood, there was a show called Queen for a Day, which enshrined everyday women--mothers and wives--in thei...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...

As with most NFL coaches John DeFilippo’s road to Super Bowl LII began on a bus. The coach’s life is a peripatetic one. If you don’t like to pack and unpack choose another profession. DeFilippo was well aware of this long before he first boarded a bus in Harrisonburg, Va., in the spring of 2000, riding for seven hours to the Bronx to study film of...

In occasione della Giornata della memoria, il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia e la University of Pennsylvania - Center for Italian Studies and Cinema and Media Studies hanno organizzato il 31 gennaio dalle 17.30 la proiezione di "My Italian Secrete - The forgotten Heros" e di "'43 - '97”. Entrambi i film saranno proiettati alla 401 Fishe...

A new bar and Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Porta, the newcomer is located at 1216 Chestnut St. in Washington Square West. This newcomer—which has two other locations in New Jersey—is maintained by the Smith restaurant group and specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza and contemporary t...

Sometimes as a longtime customer, it can hurt to love a restaurant. You witness it grow from a promising idea into something truly special, only to watch it all suddenly crash into a heap of hot spaghetti on the floor, steaming for all to see with the acrimony of dysfunctional relationships and a bitter gravy of “he said/she said” accounts competin...

The Don Guanella and Divine Providence communities trace their origins in the Philadelphia area to St. Luigi Guanella (also known as “Don,” or “Father,” Guanella), a 19th-century Italian priest who ministered to children with physical and intellectual disabilities. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invited Don Guanella’s...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm. Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building, 231 South 34th Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. SEEING MORE IN THE WORK OF ART: A Celebration of Christine Poggi Dr. Christine Poggi, Professor Emerita in the History of Art Department, became the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Directo...