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By Niccolò Graffio"The City of Brotherly Love" began as a settlement founded by William Penn in 1682. The previous year, Penn had received a charter from King Charles II of England to establish what would eventually become the Pennsylvania Colony.   Penn, a Quaker, had experienced religious persecution in England and was desirous of founding...

Robert J. Del Tufo, a former New Jersey attorney general and federal prosecutor who offered a lonely dissent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's corruption investigation known as Abscam, died on Wednesday in Princeton, N.J. He was 82.   The cause was lung cancer, his wife, Katherine, said. As United States attorney for New Jersey f...

St. Ann's Italian Festival is set to bring food, live music and more to the Mile Square City this week. The 106th annual celebration hosted by St. Ann's Church in Hoboken will begin Friday night and continue through Tuesday at Seventh and Jefferson streets at St. Ann's Square. The festival corresponds with a nine day novena -- or prayer -- that wi...

A contemporary Italian restaurant from Chef Luigi Diotaiuti quietly opened in Foggy Bottom (2013 I St. NW) a little over a month ago. "After 40 years of a career, I learned that it's always better to open with the low profile," Diotaiuti says, explaining that it helps a restaurant iron out the details before guests pour through the doors. Now the c...

The Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of NEPA, will sponsor a presentation by Robert Wolensky, author of Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, as part of 2017 Mining Hi...

Il 2013 è l'anno della cultura italiana negli USA, tanti eventi per conoscere il Belpaese sotto il segno della ricerca e dell'innovazione.Poster con scatti di fotografi italiani contemporanei e versi di poeti italiani sono esposti sugli autobus della città di Washington DC. Sono immagini scattate dai migliori fotografi del nostro Paese accanto ai v...

Nel corso di una visita a Washington per contatti con l'Amministrazione americana su tematiche politiche ed economiche, la Vice Ministro degli Esteri Marta Dassù ha incontrato la Deputy USTR, Vice Capo negoziatore per le tematiche di commercio internazionale, Ambasciatore Miriam Sapiro. Transatlantic Trade Investment PartnershipLa Vice Ministro ha...

An Italian favorite makes a comeback opening its doors in a not so familiar location. John Piancone Sr. first had the idea of opening an Italian Specialty Store and Bakery in 1955 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.   His vision expanded nearly 40 years later when his son Rick Piancone opened a family restaurant with his wife called La Nonna Pianc...

Una mostra nel 2005 al New York Metropolitan Museum su Piero della Francesca; una trionfale tournée della Filarmonica della Scala nel 2007; altre due grandi esposizioni alla National Gallery of Art di Washington – la prima, tenutasi nel 2006, dedicata ai grandi Maestri del Rinascimento Bellini, Giorgione e Tiziano, e la seconda, realizzata due anni...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is holding their annual turkey and non-perishable food drive starting on Friday November 22nd, Monday November 25th and Tuesday November 26th at St. Catherine of Siena School. Please drop off all items at the school during regular school hours. As in years past, all turkeys and food items will be donated t...

Instead of a ribbon cutting, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Tuesday, Oct. 14, performed a pizza cutting, officially opening the new Grimaldi's of Woodbridge.   A Brooklyn native herself, she welcomed the new franchise. "I know the roots of this great pizza," she said.Michael Ursini, a Bethany resident who was raised in New Haven, has par...

By Steve Szkotak   Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.   In its interio...