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

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

Per I Bambini

Sara visita l’università di mamma

May 1, 2021

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino and SaraE` maggio (It’s May) Finalmente mamma ha finito (finally mamma has finished) her annual spring cleaning. As she went around la casa (the house) rehanging frames she removed… Read More

News

Ragazzo nero ucciso dalla polizia a Minneapolis, nuove proteste

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

Featured

Welcome to Rome, but where to begin?

May 1, 2021

By Robert Damien SantagataThe great Eternal City welcomes me into its big, cushiony bosom. It is a very hospitable city. I love and adore and admire Rome and its fortunate inhabitants. Its… Read More

Community calendar

CIAO Philadelphia events

April 29, 2021

April 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Leading a Multicultural Team: Stories of Italians who made it to the top: Gabriele Bossi.Register here. May 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Facing Autobiographies of Fellini and Calvino.… Read More

Heritage

Italian Lesson – April 2021

April 1, 2021

Why does the Italian language have two verbs that mean “to be” – essere and stare? Well, there is no why. It just happened, and not just in Italian. Some other Romance… Read More

Heritage

Sara esplora ‘le grotte di Pastena’

April 1, 2021

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino and Sara E` primavera. (It’s spring). Il tempo sta cambiando. (The weather is changing). Nonno vuole visitare (wants to visit) some of the sites in “La Ciociaria,” the historic… Read More

Heritage

Surnames and Their Origins – April 2021

April 1, 2021

In this issue we deviate from our regular alphabetic format and highlight the surnames associated with springtime culture, in keeping with our front-page article. What more appropriate way than to start with… Read More

Local Interests

Catholics called on to emulate ‘creatively courageous’ St. Joseph

April 1, 2021

By Maria Teresa Morrison As I entered our church early one recent morning, I saw a portrait near the main altar of St. Joseph holding the Baby Jesus. I was captivated by… Read More

News

Mattarella honors 28 young people for COVID heroism

April 1, 2021

ANSA ROME – President Sergio Mattarella has honored 28 young people for their civic bravery last year, naming them“Ensigns of the Republic.” The 28 “distinguished themselves for their commitment and their brave… Read More