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by Mark Bonamo   Cosmo Cirillo became the youngest commissioner in West New York history on Wednesday in a display of Hudson County Democratic political unity that some had to see to believe. State Sen. Nicholas Sacco (D-32) swore in Cirillo, 27, while state Assembly Speaker Vinny Prieto D-32) looked on. Cirillo serves as Prieto's senio...

According to a news release, the New Jersey-based restaurant will open its second location in the area set to serve its customized Italian Roll-Ups, pasta bowls and salad bowls made with locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. The Downtown Silver Spring restaurant will feature the chain's signature "large tavola" (communal seating), stained conc...

The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students.   The Justinian Foundation President Barbara A. Capozzi, Esq. awarded $1,500 scholarships to two students entering their final years of law schoo...

By Breanna Smith Known as Pittsburgh's "Little Italy," Bloomfield today comprises a variety of specialty Italian shops and traditions. But more than 100 years before the first wave of Italian immigrants, another ethnic group laid claim to this city neighborhood.   Located about three miles east of Downtown Pittsburgh, Bloomfield encompasses...

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. December 1, 2015 at 6:45PM MORE INFO: click here CONTACT INFO: Giulio Busulini, Scientific Attaché, Embassy of Italy - giulio.busulini@esteri.it Registration PHOTO ID REQUIRED TO ENTER THE EMBASSY Overview of the importance to protect and preserve the Treasures...

by Em Skow   I've always known that the mix of pop music and classical singing is one of the most popular music styles in Italy. What I didn't know until last night's Il Volo concert was that it is "Fan Girl" (Fan Woman, Fan Grown Man...) levels of popular.   Numerous standing ovations, countless screaming fans, and more than one mid-...

A music class recently turned into a fishing exploration for Stephanie Jones' 4-year-old son Peter and his classmates at Prince of Peace Preschool.   They decided their musical rhythm sticks resembled fishing poles, and so began their investigation into the world of fish and fish ponds. Their curiosity was piqued, and "the unit unfolded on i...

Elia Andrea Corazza, Kluge Fellow. Scholar Elia Andrea Corazza arrived at the Library of Congress in fall 2014 to conduct research on legendary Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. In particular, Corazza wished to know more about Respighi's collaboration with Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, after World War I,...

Jordan Dobbin, a senior at Canon-McMillan High School of Canonsburg, Pa. was awarded a $500 Corona D'Italia Memorial Scholarship in honor of her academic achievement and community involvement.   Her eligibility was based on her grandfather, Herman D'Amico being a member of the Sons of Italy #608. She plans to attend California University of...

The small band of protesters was dwarfed by the soaring twin bell towers of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. They didn't take up much space on the grand and expansive entrance way, graced by Pope John Paul II in 1995.   And they didn't have much of an audience, either. Sunday Masses at one of North America's most ornate and i...

The Baltimore City Council is considering a bill that would change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day within the city limits. City Councilman Brandon Scott introduced the legislation Thursday after students at City Neighbors High School suggested it.   "We shouldn't celebrate terrorists," Scott said of the bill's purpose...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...