Sonny Conto’s image is larger than life on the casino’s gigantic LED promotional board, towering over traffic on a busy stretch of Packer Avenue. His feet are fast. His punches are powerful, but the South Philly heavyweight boxer’s personality could light up that board on its own during a power outage.   Conto is undefeated as a professional boxer...

Northern Liberties is home to a new Instagram-chic Italian spot that is so cool, it's in its name. Figo, or cool in Italian, is an elevated full-service restaurant and bar. The 10,000-square-foot space is one of the largest in the area and is home to two eateries, Figo Ristorante and Figo Pizzeria. The pizzeria serves up specialty pies and hoagies...

Scuola Marco Polo is open to all children who want to discover Italian and Italy. “Italians from Italy,” said the school’s president, Agnese Abate. “Italian descendants. Italian lovers.” The school – which on scuolamarcopolo. org calls itself “a safe space to learn and live the Italian language and culture in a vibrant community for kids and adults...

The world of American entertainment has a history that is truly full of Italian American talents, in every field. When it comes to music, there are many singers who have brought up the pride of Italian immigrants who have seen in the success of these great artists also a sense of pride for their origins, often described without respect and with man...

When Dr. Anne Prisco first arrived as the new president of Holy Family University in Philadelphia on July 12, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic looked to finally be on the downward swing after more than a year of holding the world captive. There was a robust vaccination campaign playing out, and people long holed up in their houses were beginning to redi...

Some years ago, I was working as a sports-talk host when the program director called me in. “I thought you said you’re from South Philly,” he said. “I am,” I replied. “Well, you don’t sound like it.” That moment still bothers me all these years later. The program director wasn’t complimenting me. He obviously believed that all South Philadelphians...

On the public stage, DelGrosso Foods has been recognized as the oldest major family-owned manufacturer of pasta sauce in the United States and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park is a popular tourist destination in Tipton, Pennsylvania. Behind the scenes, the DelGrossos play a key role in sparking discovery, enriching learning a...

Tuesday evening October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. The Kingwood Firehouse: 952 Country Road 519 Frenchtown, NJ 08825. RSVP here. Filitalia members please RSVP to Joan Collison at ednjoan1@gmail.com by Oct 20 so we know the number of people attending. Donation: $5 per person at the door for expenses. Coffee/espresso will be provided. Feel free to bring a...

In the summer of 1996, my wife, Luann, and I prepared for one of the most stressful events any parent has to endure. Our daughter, Rosanne, had reached the age that the state of New Jersey believed was appropriate to offer her a driver’s permit. As far as I was concerned, I would have preferred that day to be about 10 years down the road, but Rosie...

The Italian American Medical Awards (IAMA) will host the 2021 awards event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, beginning at 5:00pm. The ceremony will award fourteen total recipients (see the list below) across four awards, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will receive IAMA’s highest honor this year: The Ital...