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Surnames and Their Origins – May 2021

By On May 2, 2021

PACE – This surname derives from the word “pace,” meaning peace. It also is said to derive from an abbreviation of the medieval first name Bonapace and Paccio. It is a surname… Read More

Heritage

Italian Lesson – May 2021

By On May 2, 2021

In the last lesson, we discussed differences between the two similar Italian verbs “essere” and “stare.” In this lesson, we will cover the difference between the Italian verbs “avere” and “tenere.” As… Read More

Featured

The power and beauty of Mount Etna

By On May 1, 2021

Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe, and has erupted frequently over the last half-million years. Despite blasts and dense ash plumes, officials say nearby villages are safe By Jeanne… Read More

Achievers

In business and in public service, a life devoted to building bridges

By On May 1, 2021

Amato Berardi, founder of insurance firm Berardi & Associates. By Pete KennedyDuring the five years that he served as a member of Italian Parliament, Amato Berardi had a 96 percent attendance record.… Read More

IT'S ALL GOOD

A eulogy for Mom from Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, maybe?

By On May 1, 2021

Frank Sinatra By Charlie SacchettiWith Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I can’t help but think of one that I’ll never forget. The story actually starts two weeks before that big day in 2002.… Read More

News

75th anniversary of falling of the monarchy draws near

By On May 1, 2021

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia and his wife Marina Doria. ANSAOn June 2, Italy will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Italy, ending the 85 years as a… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Perfect pairing? Could we just say opinions differ, and leave it at that?

By On May 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone To say that Italians are passionate about many things – cars, opera, soccer, fashion – is an understatement. With food and wine that fierce pride borders on obsession. Pairing… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Eureka! A perfect polenta for springtime appetites

By On May 1, 2021

By Murray SchulmanLately, my curious nature that many of you have come to enjoy is once again peaked. I am preparing dishes that seem to be Italian in style. But I ask… Read More

News

Ragazzo nero ucciso dalla polizia a Minneapolis, nuove proteste

By On May 1, 2021

ANSA MINNEAPOLIS – La Polizia di Minneapolis ha sparato ed ucciso un ventenne afroamericano in un centro periferico della città, Brooklyn Center, e l’episodio ha innescato nuove proteste contro le forze dell’ordine,… Read More

Local News

Federal suit by Italian groups targets Philadelphia mayor’s executive actions, including Columbus Day name change

By On May 1, 2021

Italian-American HeraldPHILADELPHIA – City Councilmember Mark Squilla and dozens of Italian American groups have sued Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration in federal court for changing the name of the city’s Columbus Day holiday… Read More