Andrea Doria

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Remembering Lorenzo

By Bob Smiley and Mike Colantonio Frankford lost an icon  last year on January 24th when Lorenzo Della Valle passed away.   He was as much a fixture on Frankford Avenue as the El. He held…


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Lorenzo Della Valle

On July 26, 1956 the big news in Philadelphia was that the mayor, Richardson Dilworth, was on the Italian liner Andrea Doria which had collided with the SS Stockholm the previous night.  It was the…