Pittsburgh's Vince Isoldi may or may not be a gangster. A&E is hoping you'll tune in Nov. 10 and form your own opinion.   Mr. Isoldi, who was born in Naples, Italy, but grew up here, is the star of "Godfather of Pittsburgh," an eight-part series that follows the local "businessman with a dark past," as described in press materials. Just-...

The FIAT® brand has partnered with one of Instagram's first and most active creator communities, #JJ, to commission its founder and top photographers to embark on a photo-documented open road adventure in the new Fiat 500L. The road trip began yesterday (September 17) at the FIAT Studio in Chicago and will make stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washing...

Thursday, July 21 | 7 p.m. | Detre Library & Archives Reading Room   As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series, join the Italian American Program at the History Center for an evening of riveting Italian American storytelling. The program will include talks from Paul Gentile, author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," and...

Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc. has agreed to sell its fashion eyewear company Viva International to Italian eyewear maker Marcolin SpA. Terms of the deal, which is dependent on regulatory approvals, were not disclosed.Highmark Inc. owns Western Pennsylvania's largest health insurance, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.Highmark paid $138 million in 20...

On the night of Nov. 5, fresh off a landslide victory in the Pittsburgh mayor's race, Bill Peduto wound his way through a packed Homewood auditorium, his presence announced loudly by a high school drum line. On stage, to the roar of an enthusiastic audience, he evoked the Italian immigrant roots of his family. "It's good to be home," he s...

Un funzionario del Consolato Generale d'Italia a Philadelphia il prossimo 12 luglio sarà in missione a Pittsburgh per raccogliere le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto. Il funzionario sarà negli uffici del Console Onorario a Pittsburgh, Carla Lucente, all'indirizzo Fisher Hall, 728, 600 Forbes Avenue....

Merante Brothers Market has brought the old neighborhood market back to the neighborhood, providing locals with quality foods, Italian specialty items, and something more—a chance to relax in the market's European-style cafe, and enjoy (or pick up) family dinner in the rustic cucina. More than a market, it's a celebration of what the Merantes hold...

A&E introduced four new reality programs to its lineup before its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York last tonight.   One of the new reality series, "Godfather of Pittsburgh," puts the cameras on Vince Isoldi, an Italian-American who owns an empire of nightclubs and restaurants in the Steel City, where he has made friends and...

Sal Patitucci came to the United States in 1960 from Italy and dedicated himself to sports and keeping the local Italian-American community updated with his daily radio show. Recently, it was time for Pittsburghers to show their appreciation.   At the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on April 10 at the Westin Convention...

Watch more than 30 teams throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause at the Fourth Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival. Organized by Jack Mascaro of Mascaro Construction Company, the event benefits the Italian American Endowed Fund, which is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania....