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Walk into Via Roma in Camp Springs, Maryland, and you might think you’re in a pizzeria. The ovular pies coming out of the oven certainly look like pizzas. They’re not – they’re pinsas. The difference lies in the crust, which manages to be crispy on the bottom and bubbly soft on top. Though the pizza-adjacent dish is popular in Italy, it’s only star...

Michelle Gambino, the producer of the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, shared painful words Wednesday about how that festival - one of the traditional events of South Philadelphia - will be halted again after an initial postponement from May until September.  "We were hoping that this event would be like a comeback event...a post COVID com...

Pat Pecora recently was officially inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Chapter, his ninth hall of fame induction. The Pitt-Johnstown wrestling coach and athletic director had to wait a year for the induction ceremony as the 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining Pecora in the class was...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, the oldest Italian organization in our nation’s capital, will honor Dr. John P. Rosa with the Public Service Humanitarian Award at the Club’s annual Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. “For decades Dr. Rosa has been a leader in chiropractic and integrat...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“ IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, joined with a number of other New Jersey based Italian American organizations to denounce the elimination of Columbus Day from the Paterson, NJ school calendar.At a recent meeting, the Paterson Board of Education eliminated Co...

Known for serving authentic Neapolitan pizza to adoring fans in a few lucky neighborhoods, Pupatella announced today it has secured an investment of $7.5 million to expand its reach in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. As many as 15 additional company-owned pizzerias are planned over the next few years. This most recent capital raise doub...

Sempre Avanti® has made a donation of $1,100 (USD) to Il Più Gran Bene Possible (PGBP), an association in Rome that supports and provides safe housing for women with children who are faced with serious physiological, economic, and social difficulties and/or have been victims of abuse. Il Più Gran Bene Possible also works in cooperation with the Vat...

Last December’s holiday season for many people was socially distanced, outdoors maybe with a fire pit or virtual over computer screens. However, seven months later, Nutley UNICO made up for this abnormality, on Wednesday, July 21. The Italian-American organization held their annual Christmas Eve in July dinner hosted by Dan and Cathy Marucci at Mam...

It’s an exciting summer at the museum! "Bernini & the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia" brings to the museum 50 works by more than 40 artists that will, for the duration of your museum visit, magically transport you to the artistic milieu of Italy during the 1600s. The exhibition explores the impact of Gian Lorenzo Bern...

Italy's Jannik Sinner, the ATP's top-ranked teen, captured his third career title on Sunday, outlasting American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the Citi Open final. World number 24 Sinner, a 19-year-old who won at Sofia last year and Melbourne in January, took the top prize of $350,755 on the Washington hardcourts. "I'm very happy about this t...

If there's one thing New Jersey knows, it's great Italian food. Are you ready for a culinary road trip? Because these spots are a must. My top 15 spans north to south and features a wide variety of eateries. Some have been around for many years and specialize in the classics. Others are newer and put a unique spin on an old-world style that goes ba...

The Kenilworth Chapter of UNICO and chapter president Laura Morano recently collaborated with the Epiphany Community Church of Orange and Services4Humanity to collect and distribute canned food and supplies to 150 families. UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the USA was founded in 1922. Its sole purpose was to unit...