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The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3–6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

“Prima di Natale, ho voluto depositare una interrogazione al Ministro degli Esteri per chiedere la riapertura del Consolato italiano di Newark, visto che in questi anni gli iscritti all’AIRE, in New Jersey, sono anche aumentati ed il Consolato Generale di New York è oberato di lavoro con un organico insufficiente per trattare, in maniera efficiente...

Often time we think of the job of an Ambassador as static in a nation’s capital, within Embassy walls and with countless meetings with the host government. But the job of an Ambassador is also about getting to know the country he or she is posted to. This is exactly what Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio has done since his arrival in...

Christmas is a wonderful holiday.  As I grew up, this was always evident and proven year after year in our loving Italian-American family. Most importantly was the religious aspect of Christmas, where we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by attending mass and receiving Holy Communion. Our little church, Our Lady of Loreto, at...

Eric Huntley is a sandwich connoisseur. He doesn't believe in slapping a few low quality ingredients between two slices of bread and calling it a day. Each layer has to complement and please. Huntley appreciates the subtleties of homemade condiments such as the red pepper-rosemary aioli he slathers on a roll for his porketta sandwich ($10) with gar...

Every year, about a month before Christmas, my sister, my mother and I sit down at the kitchen table (headquarters in an Italian family) and plan Christmas Eve dinner. Every year, my sister counts the number of fish I’m serving. (Seven are required to make Christmas Eve one of the hap happiest evenings of all.) One year, I tried to pull a fast one....

Giovanni “John” Pangia nacque a Rotello, in provincia di Campobasso, il 2 luglio del 1881 da Francesco (trentenne “proprietario” e Maria Giovina Occhionero (“donna di casa”). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Romeo Perrotta. Nel 1903 il ventiduenne Giovanni e la sua famiglia decisero di emigrare alla ricerca del “sogno am...

Food and wine, culture, Made in Italy make all things Italian an American obsession. Additionally, in the U.S., at least 25 million people are of Italian descent, as estimated by the two key Italian American organizations. Nevertheless, this passion does not correspond to the linguistic reality of Italian in the States. According to a study publish...

Want to understand the proposed future of Pimlico Race Course? One place to look would be to a race even older than the Preakness Stakes (G1) at a venue far more ancient than even Old Hilltop: Il Palio, the twice yearly horse race around the Piazzo del Campo, the central square in Siena, Italy. The Dec. 13 release of the second phase of the Marylan...

Massive flames shot through the roof of the Avonmore Italian Club in Westmoreland County on Saturday morning. The Italian Club was left with a huge hole in the building after the roof collapsed during the fire. Chief John Shaffer was a few blocks away at home when the call came in. “Got a report of a small kitchen fire, nothing heavy,” Shaffer said...

On December 9, the United Nations celebrated the International Day Against Corruption. It is an important day that shows how the phenomenon is a true obstacle to development, growth, security, and how it undermines the citizen’s confidence in government institutions. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will celebra...

“The Grinch came last night and stole Christmas from 9th Street,” said Amber Volpe. Volpe, with the Visitor’s Center at the Italian Market is referencing an incident that occurred December 15, just after 12:15 a.m. A man is seen in surveillance video walking away with a portion of the nativity scene near the intersection of 9th and Catharine Street...