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The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently announced its 2015 Man of the Year – Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action A...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. This year the chapter will be awarding several Cedar Grove resident high school seniors $1,000 awards. In addition to the local chapter scholarships, there are eight district and national awards for undergraduates and two awards for post...

Cerino's Casual Italian restaurant in Lakewood will close Sunday, April 19. In announcing the closure of his restaurant, 14725 Detroit Ave. at the intersection of Warren Road, owner Eddie Cerino cites the overall needs of his other businesses -- current and future locations.    "The time has come for us to say goodbye to Downtown L...

Immigrants have had an enormous economic impact on the labor market. Is there still room for them? And, more importantly, will the "window" of opportunity, GDP growth in Europe, provide jobs for foreign workers as well as Italians?   Let's start with the impact they've had so far: over the last decade, according to the OECD, immigrants have...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   I was famished when we finally arrived. Nonna hadn't made lunch to make sure I had room for the special dinner. We had been in the car now for about an hour and a half, weaving through mountain roads at what I considered to b...

by Marion White   More Italian is heading for Boston's South End neighborhood! Owners James Cochener and Michael Moxley of The Salty Pig, Coda Kitchen + Bar and Canary Square announced today that they'll be opening a new restaurant concept in the South End with chefs Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi.   According to a release, the...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Elect...

by Sarah Mower   It's not exactly a Cinderella story, but the way two unpretentious accessories designers rose to reinvent the house of Valentino already has the aura of a fashion fairy tale about it. Since they took over as creative directors in 2008, the success of Maria Grazia Chiuri's and Pierpaolo Piccioli's gentle conversion of a stori...

The use of lapis lazuli for the manufacturing of ornaments or worship objects has a very long tradition. Already in Mesopotamia and in Egypt, this stone was appreciated and sought after, as its ore deposits were very rare.   The main one, and also the oldest, mentioned by Marco Polo, is located in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan...

by Robert Mikulak   The Greenwich Historical Society will host its third annual Festa Al Fresco, a community potluck supper that celebrates Greenwich's Italian-American community and the Italian immigrants who first settled here in the early 20th century. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site,...

Il settore del lusso ha di fronte a sé un'altra decade di crescita. A patto di investire su autenticità, trasparenza delle produzioni e digitale. «La frenata del motore asiatico trasformerà la corsa degli ultimi 15 anni in una camminata a passo molto veloce: sarà una crescita basata per il 70% sullo sviluppo organico e solo per il 30% su nuovi nego...

Before you can graduate from Olive Garden's endless breadstick basket, you need to know how to actually say your entree choice. Pointing at the menu and hoping the server says it first can only get you so far.   To keep you from looking totally dumb during your next OG trip, we created this handy pronunciation guide to popular Italian dishes...