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The Daily News’ Helen Ubinas Asks: Is It Time Rename the Italian Market?

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The Rizzo mural in the Italian market. Photo by pwbaker via Flickr.

The enormous Ninth Street mural of Frank Rizzo is like the Mona Lisa of Philadelphia: that inscrutable expression stares at passersby–many of whom probably don’t even recognize the former mayor’s iconic mug. But what would happen to that face if Rizzo heard the assertion that the Italian Market should be renamed because the Italian population has been superseded by other ethnic groups?

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