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Words of St. Francis guide Anthony Albence in his devotion to public service

By On January 27, 2017

By Pete Kennedy Anthony Albence didn’t realize he was preparing for a job safeguarding democracy when he’d listen to college kids try to wriggle out of being punished for sneaking alcohol into… Read More

Rev. Nick Martorano

Rev. Nick Martorano celebrates the past and future at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church

By On November 30, 2016

By Pete Kennedy “When I was growing up, we thought the whole world was Italian Catholic, because that’s all we saw,” said Rev. Nick Martorano, O.S.A. An Augustinian priest, Martorano has spent… Read More


Gabriella Finizio follows her Italian passion wherever it leads

By On November 16, 2016

By Pete Kennedy Gabriella Finizio knows the value of speaking a foreign language — and the impediments of not speaking one. “I arrived in the United States without really knowing a word… Read More

Local Interests

Wilmington pediatrician honored for community service

By On October 6, 2016

Dr. Joseph Storlazzi, a well-known Wilmington pediatrician and Italian-American community supporter, was this year’s recipient of the Wilmington-New Castle Pediatric Association’s Ricardo Castro, M.D. Community Service Award. Dr. Storlazzi, with an office… Read More


Community service from the ground up

By On October 6, 2016

Journey to the top echelons of city government started in his neighborhood By Pete Kennedy When Michael DiBerardinis first moved to Philadelphia in the ’70s, his adoptive Kensington neighborhood was beset by… Read More


Dr. Sam Cimino, a dentist and a sailor, envisions his archive in a museum

By On September 21, 2016

By Pete Kennedy Sam Cimino’s wife says that when he takes an interest in something, he’s like a dog with a bone that won’t let go. For example, he has been involved… Read More

Ron Oronzio

Meet your Vendemmia master of ceremonies

By On August 16, 2016

Super organizer Ron Oronzio has chaired annual festival for more than a decade By Pete Kennedy Before Ron Oronzio deployed to Vietnam as a teenager in 1966, he spent 18 months at… Read More

John and Joanne Lacca

World Cup-inspired entrepreneurs

By On August 16, 2016

John and Joanne Lacca of Tutto Italiano follow the festivals to sell gifts and apparel By Pete Kennedy John Lacca remembers growing up in South Philadelphia, marching in the Columbus Day Parade… Read More

Domenico Grasso

A holistic approach to education

By On August 15, 2016

UD provost Grasso seeks to graduate big thinkers By Pete Kennedy When the University of Delaware opened its Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, known around campus as ISE-Lab, in 2013, it felt… Read More

Community Events

Rolls-Royce Road Rally at the Navy Yard

By On June 2, 2016

Retired Capt. Louis Cavaliere (left) welcomes members of the Keystone Regional Rolls-Royce Owners Club to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. By Barbara Ann Zippi From a chance meeting through a veterans initiative with… Read More