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In a renewal of the venerable tradition of Sicilian faithful from the town of Sciacca, hundreds of Italian-American Catholics gathered in Norristown Sunday, Aug. 18 for the 115th annual feast in honor of la Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Sciacca (supported by the M.S.S. Society). After Mass celebrated by Msgr. John C. Marine and other clergy at...

The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, in Scranton. All are welcome to attend. The liturgy is celebrated in conjunction with La Festa Italiana, which occurs over the Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday, August 30 through September 2, on Courthouse Square, one block away. Thi...

Fox Meadow Road is now symbolically Bocchieri Way, while the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Stelle Avenue bears the name of Pingatore Way, as part of North Brunswick’s veteran street naming program. Salvatore “Sam” J. Bocchieri was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Newark. He served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army from 1951-53....

Sonny Conto, a genuine and upbeat 23-year-old boxer from S. 9th Street, is setting himself apart in a sport too often defined by flashy promotions and over-the-top personalities. An Italian-American who picked up boxing gloves at age 10, Conto is beloved in his South Philly neighborhood and humbled by the family and fans who roar from beside the ri...

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi(piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. Opening our fall concert series, this Italian themed recital will feature Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B minor, a dramatic and p...

Social Media sensation Eric D’Alessandro will return to iPlay America on Friday, November 1st to perform a hilarious comedy routine. The event will be held in the Event Center at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey following his sold-out show last spring.  Doors are at 6:00pm, showtime is 7:30pm.  The New York City native will take on his largest...

La Festa Italiana will be held Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday, Aug. 30 through Sept. 2) on Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Scranton. Hours are Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. As usual, more than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainme...

Groceria Merante in Oakland is celebrating 40 years of filling Pittsburghers’ plates with authentic and imported Italian food. The family-owned market will hold an anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, with food samples, cooking demos, bocce, Italian music and a visit from Mayor Bill Peduto. Co-owner Filomena Merante said she’...

Raritan Borough is about 4,325 miles away from Italy but a common connection — a World War II hero named John Basilone — now ties the Somerset County town and a small Italian community even closer together. Basilone’s portrait hangs in the center of the Raritan Borough’s council’s chambers. A statue of Basilone stands proudly near the edge of town...

Jackson Square in downtown Clarksburg was alive with festive food and music as the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-off whetted appetites for the Labor Day weekend festival. Hundreds of people showed up to enjoy the multitude of pasta sauces, bread, antipasto staples such as Greek and Italian olives, prosciutto, supresatta, cheese...

The Soul Kitchen is a Community Restaurant, a non-profit community program run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. A Community Restaurant is a place where individuals or families can come to eat a hot, nutritious meal in a warm, welcoming setting and meet their neighbors. Soul Kitchen: “Times are tough and we understand. If you are unable to pay f...

Lunedì scorso, 19 agosto, presso il Gran Caffè L’Aquila di Filadelfia, negli Stati Uniti, si è tenuta una riunione informale cui hanno partecipato Fucsia Nissoli, deputato al Parlamento italiano, Pier Attinio Forlano, console generale d’Italia a Filadelfia, e Luigi Patitucci, presidente del Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero (Comites). I tre espone...