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Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Fair will be restored to its four-day glory this September after Community Board 5 voted in favor at its Feb. 13 meeting. Long-time organizer of Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Festival, Tony DiPiazza, asked that the full scope of the street fair be restored on the grounds that it has a history of being well-ma...

“Why are there so many people here?” an insistent 3-year-old Giacomo Baiamonte asked as he looked over a crowd squeezing into a corner of the Stilly Valley Collective. With that welcome, the mop-haired boy’s parents, Antonio and Kiersten, declared the grand opening of Caffe Italiano March 1, the newest barista stop brewing a little Italian coffee c...

Tom Ricca is a lot of things: a proud father, a hardworking business owner, an energetic former WWE wrestler, and now, a champion of his town’s Italian heritage. For the past year, Ricca, 50, has been leading a crusade to create a Little Italy in the heart of one of the state’s most Italian towns. More than a decade ago, Town Council designated...

Upshur County residents may have heard rumors that Mama Mia Pie & Pasta, which specializes in authentic Italian food like pizza, pasta and more, is opening a restaurant in Buckhannon. The rumors are true — Mama Mia is coming to Main Street. Robert Behzadi, owner of Mama Mia Pies & Pasta in Elkins, has extensive experience making hand-tossed, stoned...

On June 26th, 1979, my wife, Luann, and I were blessed with the birth of our first child: a beautiful, little daughter. For me, it was an extra kick because it happened to be my birthday. Naturally, everyone in the family was thrilled with our new addition. She would have four loving grandparents to dote over her and shower her with a ton of love....

L’On. Francesca La Marca ha avuto negli USA un fine settimana molto intenso di incontri e di partecipazione a iniziative di importanti federazioni comunitarie. Sabato, 9 marzo, infatti, ha partecipato alla 23esima edizione del gala della “Federazione Siciliana del New Jersey”, che si è svolto con la presenza di circa 600 ospiti, tra cui vari rappre...

Maria Marigliano, Organist and Director of Liturgy of Holy Rosary Church, is the Voice of the only Italian Church in Washington.  Singing from the balcony of this gorgeous Italian sanctuary in the heart of Washington, D.C., Maria shares the magic of Italy with Parishioners through the tradition of song.  CiaoDC chats with Maria on finding her voice...

The phenomenon of film and TV series about crime as sources of inspiration for tourism in Italy (and around the world) has only grown in recent years. One the seminal places for it is Corleone, a town in large part created in the transnational collective imagination by the classic American film trilogy The Godfather, which ironically was not shot i...

Collaborazione e “capacity building” a livello internazionale e nazionale, partnership pubblico privato, misure di “confidence building”, educazione e formazione per costruire una cultura di sicurezza, rafforzamento dei rapporti tra università, mondo della ricerca e imprese, sono questi i campi di azione necessari per rafforzare la sicurezza cibern...

Leonardo, the Italian helicopter maker, said it will spend $65 million to build a 60,000-square-foot training facility adjacent to its Northeast Philadelphia plant over the next year. The facility will train pilots, crews, and mechanics for Air Force helicopters in partnership with Boeing’s Delaware County plant, and for civilian craft. The compa...

Joey Baldino, the South Philly-bred chef famed for Palizzi Social Club and Zeppoli, is releasing his first cookbook. Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly’s Palizzi Social Club will feature recipes from the nationally acclaimed members-only restaurant, tucked into a South Philly rowhouse at 1408 S. 12th Street. The...

Undoubtedly, the mood at the Monaca Turners on Sunday will be bittersweet. Firefighters at Monaca No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit John DiMarzio, a former member, who had been on kidney transplant waiting lists at two Pittsburgh hospitals for almost two years. DiMarzio, 61, in end-stage k...