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A struggle for independence, and an ongoing secessionist debate

By On October 10, 2019

With the 2002 election of Chirac, newly appointed Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin was authorized to pick up where Jospin, the former prime minister, left off. Why was Raffarin being given the presidential… Read More

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You have to lose a single bead before you can untangle the string

By On October 10, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti If any of you think that God has no sense of humor, I invite you to talk to me. At least 60 years ago, probably around the time I… Read More

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Let them eat ‘especially dark’ chocolate cake

By On October 1, 2019

Spring has sprung and most of us are coming out of hibernation. There is yard work to do, repairs to be made and outdoor activities are the focus. It appears that this… Read More

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For warm-weather sipping, the ‘Killer V’s’ are the three kings

By On August 30, 2018

By Frank Cipparone Mid-August in Italy is the time for ferragosto, a national holiday and Catholic observance of the Assumption of Mary into heaven that correlates to the ancient Roman Festival of… Read More

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Do you crave burgers? It’s OK — you’re among friends

By On August 30, 2018

By Murray Schulman I hope that all my friends out there are enjoying their summer. Yes, I said friends. After all the years that you have been following my column, I consider… Read More

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Corsica – Part 3

By On August 30, 2018

During the Pisan period, prosperity aplenty. By Joe Cannavo The fall of the Roman Empire in the West marked the beginning of centuries of outside occupations of Corsica starting in 568 when… Read More

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Guest Author – ‘The World Series Ring’ Pt. 2

By On August 30, 2018

The precious heirloom of gold is swallowed up by the deep. By Richard A. DiLiberto Jr., Esq. The boy waited for just the right moment, and asked the question, “Daddy, can I… Read More

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In dinnertime battle of wills, an experienced tactician prevails

By On August 30, 2018

By Charlie Sacchetti Uncle Joe Sacchetti and Aunt Pauline struggled like most families back in the 1950s in an effort to raise their two sons, Chris and Joe Jr. Uncle Joe was… Read More

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From dishwasher in family restaurant to top judge in Family Court

By On August 30, 2018

By Pete Kennedy Paul Panepinto was standing in line for a ride at Disney World when he had an idea about how to improve Philadelphia’s court system. “I’ve been in line for… Read More

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From the Editor: Modern-day Italian renaissance must not be allowed to falter

By On August 30, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Recently, while cleaning the clutter in my office, I came upon a British imported pocket-sized Collins English Gem Dictionary. After skimming through the pages, I noticed that it had… Read More