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di Riccardo Chioni   A Francesco Serpico, il determinato agente che ha lottato contro la corruzione divenuto famoso nel mondo con il film interpretato da Al Pacino, medaglia all'Onore della polizia di New York, tessera Nr. 3 dell'Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato di New York e New Jersey, è stata riconosciuta la cittadinanza italiana. Giov...

It's shaping up to be an extra special summertime event sponsored by the Italian American Cultural Club on Aug. 2 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The club invites everyone to its ninth-annual Una Serata - Festa delle regioni Italiane, which translated means "An Evening at the Festival of Italian Regions."   Something new is going o...

By Alessandra Mastroianni   Dolomites soar in Edoardo Ponti's last film. These harsh and intimidating mountains at first sight, become the finishing line of a journey towards a new life.   "The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars" is a short film based on an original story by Erri De Luca. In less than 30 minutes, director Edoardo Ponti...

When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years. Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to shiny high-rises? Would Italians even live there? Blatterman ran home, scribbled a note and stuff...

By Gina Mastrangelo   Americans applying for recognition of their Italian citizenship has been growing in recent years and one of the reasons might surprise you – to avoid paying taxes. Peter Farina, of ItalyMondo!, a genealogy and citizenship services company, has noticed a growing trend: wealthy Americans getting Italian citizenship and t...

Piccolo, a small "modern classic" Italian restaurant with influences from Calabria and Abruzzi, had a soft opening last night and will open to the public tomorrow at 5 p.m. The highly anticipated spot is from the husband and wife team of Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Lopez. It's the first time Sansonetti and Lopez have worked together professionally s...

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.   Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's...

"Via da noi - Italiani ma in America" è il titolo del libro di Elena Attala Perazzini che è stato presentato lo scorso 4 ottobre alla libreria Coop del Centro Leonardo di Imola. In 400 pagine vengono raccontate dodici storie di chi ha deciso di partire seguendo l'impulso universale che spinge a cercare "altro" altrove, a non accontentarsi o a non r...

Tutto rigorosamente falso: dal Parmigiano al Pecorino in kit, dal vino con le polverine al prosciutto San Daniele marchiato Usa. Alla fine il conto da pagare per la dilagante contraffazione alimentare del made in Italy (compresa l'Italian sounding) ammonta a 60 miliardi e 300mila occupati, secondo una stima di Coldiretti. Dati difficilmente control...

Award winning poet Maria Terrone will read from her forthcoming poetry book, Eye to Eye. The new collection will be published by Bordighera Press in 2014. For a preview visit Redux, an online literary journal, which also offers stories behind two of the author's poems, "Spaccanapoli" and "Two Doors." • Author's Showcase at National Arts Club Tues...

A market with great potential for Italian companies of machinery for packaging and processing. The features that should not miss are: automation, flexibility, cost savings and an efficient sales service, spare parts and servicing.   More than 300 million consumers with high purchasing power and faithful to the brand live in the United States...

Ivan Marquez has built a strong following with two Overland Park restaurants — one full-service, the other fast-casual. Now he's expanding with a third restaurant. But this one is in Gladstone.   Marquez and Marco Diaz plan to open Diego's Bar & Grill on Friday, in the former Tanner's Bar & Grill space at 6024 N.E. Antioch Road,...