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In Memoriam: Bro. Michael Rosenello Jr. helped build Padua Academy

By On November 22, 2019

Italian-American Herald Bro. Michael J. Rosenello Jr., OSFS, professed member of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales for 71 years, died on Sept. 20. He was 92.… Read More

People

Capt. Louis Cavaliere: A life spent in service to others

By On November 22, 2019

By Barbara Ann Zippi-Och Retired Capt. Louis Cavaliere was in the Navy for 25 years, serving on ships deployed to the Mediterranean, East Africa, the Middle East and Indian Ocean. He is vice… Read More

Achievers

Mayoral candidate Billy Ciancaglini envisions a different Philadelphia

By On November 22, 2019

By Pete Kennedy Billy Ciancaglini says he barely has time to sleep. The 48-year-old defense lawyer is keeping a busy campaign schedule as the Republican nominee for mayor of Philadelphia. Ciancaglini frames… Read More

Achievers

‘Never stop dreaming and moving forward’

By On November 13, 2019

Going against the grain is nothing new for singer and performance artist Rocco DeFinis By Pete Kennedy Rocco DeFinis was 5 years old, waiting in a crowd at Disney World for a… Read More

Food & Wine

Mrs. Nellie from the soda shop had friends in unexpected places

By On November 13, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti When I was growing up in Southwest Philly, back in the early ’60s, Mrs. Nellie Fagan was probably about 70 years old. She was a key figure in the… Read More

Achievers

Consul General in Philadelphia is no stranger to life in great cities

By On November 12, 2019

By Pete Kennedy When Pier Forlano says he enjoys the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia, he’s speaking as someone who has extensive experience living in great cities. A career diplomat, Forlano, 56, has… Read More

People

Her gift: Raising a joyful noise to offer solace in times of sorrow

By On October 29, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti It was the summer of 1994, some 25 years ago, when I first experienced a special gift from God. My wife and I were attending the funeral of my… Read More

Achievers

She puts her philosophy into action, and helps students succeed

By On October 29, 2019

By Pete Kennedy It’s important to ask for help when you need it. That’s what Francesca Bruno tells high school students in Philadelphia as she guides them on the path to college… Read More

People

All our dogs will be in heaven, waiting for us to come home

By On October 29, 2019

By Charlie SacchettiBy Charlie SacchettiBy no means would I call myself a lover of poets or poetry. In my freshman poetry course, at Temple University, I struggled greatly trying to understand guys… Read More

Achievers

ARIANNA co-founder planning Festival of Festivals for July 4, 2020

By On October 29, 2019

By Pete Kennedy Jean Scalessa is making plans for July 4, 2020. The nonprofit group she leads, ARIANNA Alliance, has partnered with the city of Wilmington to stage an event on the… Read More