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In 1960 the average cost of a new home was $12,700 and a new car was $2,600 and gas was 25 cents a gallon. It was also the year that Joseph and Mary Caputo opened their Italian Bakery on South Broadway. “My grandfather and grandmother were from Brooklyn where the family had an Italian bakery. They had seen an ad in an Italian newspaper that lots we...

Camden city officials removed the Christopher Columbus statue from Farnham Park, angering protesters who planned a large march at the park this weekend. As city workers dismantled the statue, members of the community stepped in, angry this was being done ahead of their peaceful march. The Italian explorer has long been associated in history textboo...

Concept tweaks are becoming more commonplace as restaurateurs figure out their next moves in the coronavirus era. Jason Evenchik and Terrance Leach have switched up the menu at their Northern Liberties jazz bar Heritage from American to Italian. It’s all offered to go, of course. This was chef Mackenzie Hilton’s idea. She’s been the executive...

As it did at other construction projects around New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic delayed work at the old Pathmark store off Route 70, the future home of Corrado's Market. Now, Corrado's Market, a North Jersey speciality grocer, expects to open its new store at Laurel Square shopping center sometime in October, said Paul Corrado, the company's p...

There was a moment back in March when Carl Georigi thought his six Delaware restaurants would never reopen and the flourishing hospitality group he founded in 1996 would crumble. Sitting at a patio table Monday evening at his Capers & Lemons Italian restaurant off Centerville Road shortly after it began offering dining services again after being cl...

This year Federico Fellini would have turned 100! To celebrate the anniversary of his birth, we honor the Italian Maestro with a webinar featuring Caterina D’Amico, former Dean of the Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome and founding member of the Zeffirelli Foundation in Florence.  Federico Fellini, probably the world’s most famous Italia...

Celebrating a Life Well Lived… Josephine M. Bucciarelli of Doylestown passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside at Pine Run Health Center on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Bucciarelli Sr., who passed away in 2014. Jo was born in Havertown (Manoa), Pa. She was the daughter of the late Do...

The Christopher Columbus statue was torn down by protesters in downtown Richmond Tuesday night.  It happened around 9 p.m. at Byrd park, following a peaceful demonstration outside of the statue in honor of indigenous people. Shortly afterward, the statue was ripped from its foundation, spray painted, then set on fire. After that, the statue ended...

Picking up dinner from restaurants might seem inconvenient at times, but not when you hear live arias from a balcony above. Philadelphia's Victor Café has kept family musical traditions alive– even during COVID-19. The cafe started off as a “music lovers’ rendezvous,” in the Italian neighborhood of South Philly, serving spumoni and songs on a gramo...

Coffee, pizza, and gelato, the trifecta of champions. That and so many more authentic Italian dishes, drinks, and desserts are being served at Hoboken’s newest pizzeria + cafe addition — which you may or may not have heard about — Alessio’s, located at 539 Park Avenue in the Mile Square. Owned by a native Italian, this new spot is worth a visit, if...

The owners of Nannie Franco's Pizza decided to remove the mural of former mayor Frank Rizzo of Philadelphia from the side of their building. As their new project is being funded by online fund-seeking to replace the mural, we would like to step in and make a suggestion to paint a mural of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini, the saint of immigrants, is...

One of the unexpected results of last week’s protest marches in Philadelphia was the removal of the statue of the late Police Commissioner and two-term Democratic Mayor Frank Rizzo from downtown. Rizzo’s statue, current Democratic Mayor James Kenney wrote on Twitter, "represented bigotry, hatred and oppression for too many people, for too long." (O...