Centenary University's Sports Management Department presents Joe Piscopo Sunday, April 14 at 3pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. The event is being held as a special fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission. Centenary University will also be holding a special meet & greet with Joe Pisco...

Italian corporate leaders have reason to be impatient with American attitudes. I write this as an American, admittedly one bearing decades of experience collaborating with Italian cultural and business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. You are weary of being stereotyped as primarily a purveyor of luxury goods, wine and food. You cannot fathom...

Now this is a delicious development. After reading my column about a South Philadelphia restaurant selling bread pudding in support of an immigrant family seeking sanctuary at a local church, Di Bruno Bros. will also start selling the family dessert in their Rittenhouse Square location starting this weekend through April. The co-owners of East Pa...

“Money makes the world go ’round,” or so they say. But in the world I live in, volunteerism is every bit as precious as cold, hard cash. At Fra Noi, we have Dan Serafini, a retired financial systems programmer who emailed me out of the blue one day with an offer of help. He came along just as Mary DeSanto was stepping down as our longtime mailing m...

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class Team "Puttin' on the Ritz" will host a Trivia/Happy Hour to benefit their class project of installing the Poli Historic Gallery at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton, PA. The event will be held on Sunday, March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cooper's Seafood House, 701. N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Ticke...

Some local laughs are being used to bring a big-time helping hand to students at Christ the King High School. The Middle Village school got a visit from the local Italian-American club Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York recently. The organization gave them the proceeds from a recent local comedy show to benefit art scholarships for student...

In the two decades since its founding, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization has created a remarkable legacy of giving. Each year, the group provides hundreds of needy families with full Thanksgiving meals, presents tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to college-bound students and bestows tens of thousands of dollars mor...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Last February 15 I’ve had the honor to attend in Florence to the first event of #200together, the cycle of events organized to celebrate the 200 years of diplomatic relations between Tuscany and the United States. The American Consul in Florence Mr. Benjamin Wohlauer introduced the audience with...

Undoubtedly, the mood at the Monaca Turners on Sunday will be bittersweet. Firefighters at Monaca No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit John DiMarzio, a former member, who had been on kidney transplant waiting lists at two Pittsburgh hospitals for almost two years. DiMarzio, 61, in end-stage k...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...