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Domenico Cecere said he couldn’t be happier to be promoted to head trainer for Lindy Racing of Somers, CT. The Italian-born horseman will take over from Frank M. Antonacci early in 2018. Antonacci said he was stepping back a bit from horses to focus more on his family’s other businesses that includes USA Hauling and Recycling. Reached in Lexington,...

New York City, my birthplace, is ringed by Italian neighborhoods. Go to Staten Island, to the Bronx, to Long Island or to New Jersey -- it doesn’t really matter where you go, as long as you are within 50 miles of the Empire State Building. Within that fortunate circle, you will find that you are always reasonably close to a neighborhood, or at leas...

Around the halfway-point on the drive along the infamous Stelvio Pass, we encounter a meteorological metaphor. In Bormio, the town where we start the drive, the weather is clear and sunny. At the summit, some 20 kilometres up the highest paved road in the Alps, the sky is bright again. In between these two altitudinal extremes, we discover a thick...

Americans by a 2-to-1 margin admire Christopher Columbus and think it’s a good idea to have a holiday named after the Italian explorer, a new poll released Tuesday reveals. The survey conducted by Marist College — in concert with the Knights of Columbus — found that 56 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Columbus while 28 percent had an u...

Gli Stati Uniti sono il primo acquirente al mondo di prodotti agroalimentari: ecco perché per una potenza del settore, ed eccellente, come l'Italia, restano un mercato da conquistare al meglio. Con un valore superiore ai 130 miliardi di euro, gli Usa rappresentano il primo mercato al mondo per import di prodotti agroalimentari. Al secondo posto fig...

You'll love Bongiovi Pasta Sauces. They are authentic Italian sauces with the convenience that you will truly appreciate. These are sauces that make serving fine meals easy. You may recognize the name. It has been made famous by Jon Bon Jovi, the beloved New Jersey born musician and son of John Bongiovi Sr. We like the company's clever slogan, "Thi...

Next Sunday, I am honored to speak at the Sons of Italy Columbus Day Dinner in Charleston. I grew up with an Italian father from McDowell County who always had great admiration for Italian-American athletes. No matter the team, he always liked Robustelli, Marchetti, DiMaggio, Berra, Crosetti, Rizzuto, Bellino, Cappaletti and others. I can’t name or...

Benvenuto in Italia! Questa mattina è giunto a Roma l'Ambasciatore designato Lewis M. Eisenberg con sua moglie Judith Ann. Nei prossimi giorni presenterà le credenziali al Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella.Lewis M. Eisenberg è un importante esponente del mondo della finanza, investitore e filantropo. In qualità di Presidente della Port...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared this week on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” to discuss the legacy of her late colleague Justice Antonin Scalia in connection with the imminent publication of a volume of Scalia’s public speeches. A volume of the late justice’s public remarks called “Scalia Speaks” will appear on Oct. 3. The book was ed...

Albert Innaurato, author of Gemini, the longest-running Broadway play of the post-World War II period, and who popularized the phrase “Take human bites!,” died September 24, 2017, at age 70. Born June 2, 1947, Innaurato grew up in a working class Italian-American home in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a milieu he would explore in many of his pla...

In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, the Sons and Daughters of Italy is holding a contest to win a My Italian Family genealogy research project valued at approximately $2,000. Throughout the entire month of October, individuals who join, renew or gift a Sons and Daughters of Italy national at-large membership (ALM) online will be entered fo...

When people think of Columbus Day, the general consensus among most teenagers is that it’s a day that seems to blissfully free students from school. The actual holiday doesn’t have a lot of tradition: Americans don’t have parties to celebrate it, and there aren’t certain customs that define the day. It’s just meant to revive the memory of the era o...