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Joe Girardi swung and belted a grand slam Monday night at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Banquet. The new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies delivered a lively, wide-ranging speech in which he connected with fans of all sports and all Philadelphia teams to earn a standing ovation at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. He praised Na...

Lots of eaters weigh the attractiveness of Italian-American pasta houses by the vastness of their servings. Acres of mozzarella, mountains of meatballs, and more macaroni than a marathoner can manage. Diners like personable servers and a mint with the check, but in Buffalo, nothing brings them back like a doggy bag that takes two hands. So it was i...

January 30 - February 28. Best Medicine Rep Theatre at Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MDCelebrating Commedia dell'Arte at its best, Comedy of Venice features Money, Power, Love, and a Grand Canal! Comedy of Venice is the hilarious true story of Venetian authors Carlo Goldoni (The Servant of Two Masters) and Carlo Gozzi (Turandot...

When Rutgers University announced they were going back to the future with the re-hiring of former head coach Greg Schiano, there were few people more pleased than the Cioffi family. Anthony Cioffi, who currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) was a stand-out defensive back during his four years playing in Pisca...

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30PM. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. This film fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory o...

When the mood for pasta strikes in D.C., options are plentiful. Some are neighborhood favorites, and others count Michelin stars. That doesn’t worry restaurateur Danny Meyer, who debuted his first full-service Washington restaurant last week with Maialino Mare in Navy Yard. “I feel like with Italian food, there’s never enough,” says Meyer, CEO of U...

Ferraro Foods, an Italian food distributor based in New Jersey, has grown its distribution facility to nearly 60 employees since becoming fully-operational in Aberdeen, Maryland. The site, located at 1501 Perryman Road, allows Ferraro to easily work with additional Italian restaurants, pizzerias, and other specialty food establishments throughout t...

Hank Cisco, 96, the longtime honorary ambassador of Norristown and cheerleader of most everything that was connected to the Montgomery County municipality, died Tuesday, Jan. 14. For three decades, Mr. Cisco was host of The Hank Cisco Show, a cable-access program recorded at Norristown Area High School. Before that, he was a Norristown police off...

A ceremony to welcome a new class of firefighters became a star-studded affair with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in the audience. Just like his father, the younger Springsteen is also making New Jersey Proud, reports CBS2’s Christina Fan. Sam Springsteen was officially sworn into the Jersey City Fire Department at City Hall on Tuesday, joining 14 o...

Hospitality is in Toni Calderone's blood. It is part of her famiglia.  Her grandparents, Alberto and Mary Salvo, opened the first Alberto's Pizza on 616 E. Market Street (now Anza's Pizza) decades ago. Her grandmother ran Cucuzella's Steak Shop on the corner of Duke and Maple Streets until 1947.  And now, Calderone is set to open Aviano's Corner Tr...

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States, announce that member Diane Alberigi has been named UNICAN of the Year for 2019, according to Jim Brogna, president of the chapter. The annual black tie optional UNICO charity ball will be held Feb. 29 at Fiorelli’s Manor, Peckville with c...

Maria Rosina "Rose" (Spadea Anello) Madonna, 89 of Lancaster, PA passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Gasperina, Italy she was the daughter of the late Maria Teresa (Qualtiere) and Nicola Spadea Anello. She was married to the late Joseph Madonna for over 58 years. Rose was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Ann...