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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...

Hours after the statue of Frank Rizzo was removed from the steps of the city’s Municipal Services Building, officials announced they would replace the mural of the controversial former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner near the Italian Market in South Philadelphia.  “Together, The S. 9th Street Shopping District, the property owners and th...

Carb lovers who are stuck at home can still take comfort in boxed-up servings of rigatoni bolognese, everyday cacio e pepe, or even fancy lobster pasta for takeout or delivery. During the novel coronavirus crisis, restaurants are frequently reconfiguring their operations or temporarily closing for cleaning, so call ahead to plan dinners from the ki...

A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal. As National Guard troops deployed for the protests watched, the crane lifted the 10-foot (3-meter) bronze statue...

Anthony J. “Tony” Furnari Sr., a retired Baltimore Department of Public Works project manager and sports fan, died May 13 of sepsis at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Carney resident was 90. The son of Italian immigrant parents, Anthony Joseph Furnari was born in Baltimore and raised on Garrett Avenue. His father, Louis Fu...

Friday, May 29 is Detective Supervisor Mark Occhiuzzo’s last day with the department, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a joint release. Occhiuzzo spent more than 15 years with the department, working in various units including domestic violence, missing persons and general investigations units. Occhiuzzo also has experience with the i...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Board of Directors have agreed to make some modifications to this year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release from the Board of Directors, the festival board agrees that large crowds may not be safe of sensible by September. "With just over 3 months remaining until Labor Day Wee...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Fiola Mare Topping the list is Fiola Mare. Located at 3050 K St. NW, Suite 101, in Georgetown, it is the most popular...

Facing Hunger Foodbank is postponing its annual Italiano! Festival, previously scheduled for Aug. 15 in downtown Huntington, according to a news release. The decision to postpone was based on the continuing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis in the 17 counties served by the food bank. “With a 40% increase in food demand since...

Are we the ones really preserving art through conservation or is it a mutual relationship where art preserves us as well? The concept of displaying art in hospitals may seem to be a modern idea, but humanists truthfully believed that art and beauty possessed intrinsic healing powers for both the body and the soul. A great example is the oval depict...

“Agli albori del Coronavirus, tutti noi eravamo sconvolti da quello che stava accadendo in Italia, tanto che abbiamo tenuto una riunione d’emergenza, per stabilire cosa potevamo fare! Il primo gesto fu merito del Grand’Ufficiale Peter Caruso che, seguendo i notiziari italiani, inviò 15.000.00 Euro all’Ospedale Generale di Cosenza per l’acquisto di...

My Italian American heritage has always played a large role in my life. From a young age, the stories of my family’s hard work to make a new life for themselves in America inspired me to put my best foot forward in not only my studies but also in my career. As a political science major, working in Washington, D.C., was frequently thought of as a dr...