Walter D’Alessio was a civic leader and legendary figure in Philadelphia’s urban development. Though not a native Philadelphian, his half-century of service to the city earned him the status of an honorary citizen and an influential leader. D’Alessio died at his Society Hill home on July 1. He was 90 years old. D’Alessio’s years of service were ded...

Two helicopters made at Leonardo’s Northeast Philadelphia assembly plant to check nuclear accidents and potential terror attacks are going through testing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, as the company adds staff at the plant in anticipation of more sales to the U.S. government. Leonardo, based in Italy, delivered the two AW139 helicopters l...

Get ready to sip, savor, shop and stroll this summer during a new Italian-inspired tradition in one of Philadelphia's most famous neighborhoods. East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District will present Passyunk Passeggiata every Thursday, from July 11th to August 31st, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at 40+ locations. The weekly happy hour and sidewa...

He's a world away from home, but Samuel Aldegheri feels right at home on the mound this season. And he knows exactly where he wants to go from here. One of the standout performers in the Philadelphia Phillies organization this year, pitching for the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws, Aldegheri has come a long way since first taking up the sport as a fi...

At 261 South 17th Street in Center City, most who walk through the door are there for a sweet treat in the form of a gelato, but now, the space called Vita has debuted something a bit more savory and intimate behind closed doors.  An Italian restaurant is now housed in the space, with access only through a Ferrari red refrigerator door situated to...

The people who paid for the Frank L. Rizzo sculpture removed from Center City in 2020 say they're close to having it returned, pending settlement of a long-running lawsuit. The bronze monument of Philadelphia's former mayor and police commissioner remains a divisive symbol, and its removal was among the most visible changes sparked by racial justic...

“Joe the Boss,” as everyone calls him, is getting ready to open his brand new, classic Italian restaurant at 2655 S. 18th Street in the Melrose neighborhood of South Philly. In the restaurant business for over 30 years, he’s had his own restaurants (Pasta Cucina in the Bellevue Hotel) and even worked with Steve Martorano of Café Martorano fame in F...

Filitalia International, a leading Italian-American organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Italian heritage worldwide, is excited to announce several significant developments, including the approval of new Chapters, upcoming 4th Annual Heroes Award & La Festa della Repubblica Celebration, upcoming District of Italy Convention in Rome an...

Every year, the S. 9th Street Italian Market Festival brings unique traditions out for the public to enjoy, and 2024 will be no different with the date set for this Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Taking place throughout the iconic and historic Philadelphia landmark (aka the Italian Market itself), locals and visitors will be able to walk thro...

National Hoagie Day has now come and gone, and as folks around the country enjoyed the official sandwich of Philadelphia, Metro asked those in and around the city about their hoagie of choice. Whether your taste buds prefer the homestyle taste of the always-popular ham and cheese or the crisp and tangy taste of a tuna hoagie, there’s a hoagie out t...