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Professor finds there’s nothing that can’t be gained from Italian studies

By On January 6, 2022

By Ken MammarellaMany different students – paesani and not – benefit from their minors in Italian at Widener University, associate professor Thomas K. Benedetti has found. Engineering students – the largest contingent… Read More

Heritage

Let us never forget the dialects that shaped us

By On January 6, 2022

Friends – If your family came from Abruzzo they probably spoke some form of Abruzzese. When I came as a 10 year old I spoke Abruzzese, not Italian. Most of the immigrants… Read More

Achievers

Leader of heritage council puts heart into work, family and community

By On December 1, 2021

By Ken MammarellaAl DeGennaro appreciates, exemplifies and perpetuates the goal of his grandparents, who emigrated from Italy to America “to provide better lives for themselves and opportunities for their children.” “The family… Read More

Local News

Italian-American Medical Awards honor Fauci, others

By On October 31, 2021

By Ben ResiniPHILADELPHIA – More than a dozen national and regional medical pioneers of Italian descent, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who became a household name during the global COVID pandemic, were honored… Read More

Achievers

Learning and teaching are school president’s twin passions

By On October 31, 2021

By Ken Mammarella 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… Read More

Local News

New Consul General to Italy appointed in Philadelphia

By On October 31, 2021

The Honorable Cristiana Mele Italian-American HeraldPHILADELPHIA – The Honorable Cristiana Mele has been appointed as the Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. Mele is a career diplomat, with more than 20 years… Read More

Featured

At the top of their game

By On October 1, 2021

In the golden age of baseball, Italian Americans led the way By Frank CipparoneGrowing up in postwar America, October delivered three certainties – homework, Halloween candy, the Yankees in the World Series.… Read More

Achievers

Lodge president to make up for lost time in 2022

By On October 1, 2021

By Pete Kennedy Bernadette Barbone Wesler grew up in an Italian family and is a lodge president with the Sons and Daughters of Italy – but she has never traveled to Italy.… Read More

Achievers

UD professor sifts through the past wherever it leads

By On September 1, 2021

By Pete Kennedy When Dr. Margaret Laird tells people she’s an archaeologist, she often hears the same response:“People will say, ‘That’s great! I love dinosaurs!’” Laird said. But Laird – who goes… Read More

Achievers

A chemist and entrepreneur who turns potential into action

By On August 1, 2021

By Pete Kennedy Andrew Cottone nearly failed high school chemistry. “Go do something else,” his teacher said. “You’re not cut out for chemistry.” He didn’t listen. Instead, he got a Ph.D. in… Read More