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In the chair of the maestro, getting the kindest cut of all

By On April 17, 2017

By Charles Sacchetti In the 1950s, as a kid growing up in my Southwest Philly neighborhood, I like many others knew where I would spend about an hour or so every third… Read More

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We salute trendsetter Mary Tyler Moore, and groundbreaker Lady Gaga

By On February 20, 2017

By Barbara Ann Zippi Jazz pianist, singer and sometime member of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, South Philadelphia-born Armando Joseph Greco, better known as Buddy Greco, died in January in Las Vegas. He… Read More

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On day of remembrance, Italy mourns Holocaust’s legacy of loss

By On February 20, 2017

ROME (ANSA) — Italy marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with events scheduled across the country. Holocaust Day is held on Jan. 27 every year, the date in 1945 when the largest Nazi… Read More

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The DNA test and the 6 percent surprise

By On February 20, 2017

By Charles Sacchetti My buddy Stan, one of many friends I’ve met in my work as an outdoor chemical salesman, used one of those DNA tests in his ongoing project to map… Read More

Pete Giorgi cooks with sister Josephine, nephew Joe Giorgi (current president of Giorgi Kitchens) and Joe’s wife, Dawn.
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Co-founder credits community service with Giorgi Kitchens’ success

By On February 20, 2017

By Pete Kennedy Early in his career, Pete Giorgi Sr. worked as an engineering technical illustrator at DuPont, in the atomic energy department that was responsible for designing the Savannah River nuclear… Read More

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Italy votes for more coalition, less ‘demolition’

By On February 20, 2017

Prime Minister Gentiloni a sharp change from Renzi ANSA ROME — Italy’s new Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, could scarcely be less like his frenetic forerunner, Matteo Renzi. In place of a provincial… Read More

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Stone megalith found in Gela identified as a prehistoric sundial

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini On the southern coast of Sicily a small group of Italian archaeologists including Giuseppe La Spina, Michele Curto, and Mario Bracciaventi stumbled across a prehistoric “calendar rock” resembling the… Read More

Local Interests

Oldies Night for South Philly school on Feb. 24

By On February 20, 2017

St. Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic School and the St. Nick’s Alumni Association will host an Oldies Night fund-raiser Feb. 24 in the EOM Athletic Association Banquet Hall at 144 Moore St.… Read More

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At Cape Henlopen High School, students are planning Italian odyssey

By On February 20, 2017

From left: Cape Henlopen High school Italian teacher Cristina Christy, with students Natalie Gordon, Vienna Iacona, Brianna Johnson, Anna Ives-Michener, Enoch Jacobson-Haga, and Jenna Vining, are preparing for a trip to Italy… Read More

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West Point Society luncheon at Chart House

By On February 20, 2017

From left: Gathering at Chart House for the monthly luncheon of the West Point Society are retired U.S. Navy Capt. Louis Cavaliere, chairman of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains at the… Read More