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As he completed his studies to become an Illinois state trooper in 2010, Jonn-Paul Oliveto was pulled out of class and into a room where he stood opposite a captain, sergeant and master sergeant. To earn a passing mark, he had to sing the National Anthem. "I had an appointment to perform in front of them, without any rehearsal, so you can imagine...

Cari Connazionali, Cari Amici Americani, nell'assumere la carica di Console Generale a Chicago, desidero porgere un caloroso saluto a tutti Voi, con la certezza che nei prossimi anni avremo la possibilità di incontrarci e condividere progetti per far conoscere ed apprezzare le grandi ricchezze dell'Italia a livello culturale, artistico ed econ...

It's hard to believe, but Festa Italiana is just over a month away. The 39th annual festival will take place Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park. And if you're a great cook – or a great eater – you may be interested in news about this year's recipe competition and cannoli eating contest.   Chef's Choice Re...

About 525 municipalities in Italy, and three million Italians, have been classed as "garbage-free" in a recent report by green group Legambiente which praises those parts of the country that are managing to reduce non-recyclable waste to a minimum. The north of the country is leading the way, with 413 municipalities, or 79% of the total. The south...

The Ferrari FXX K has won the Compasso d'Oro, one of the most prestigious design awards. The Ferrari FXX K, the jury explained, received the "Compasso d'Oro for a vehicle that exhibits a high level of industrial artisanship. It reflects the values of both Ferrari and of the Made in Italy brand. This recognition goes to a formidable team for exempli...

Joe Vella will run in his first ever 5K without a fitness tracker, doesn't care how fast he will go, if he'll be able to run the whole way or if he'll finish.   The owner of Peter Sciortino Bakery and president of the Italian Community Center liked the idea of bringing the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer to the 39th annual Festa Italiana...

Andrew Cecere grew up in the Pittsburgh of the 1930s, back when the idea that ancestry is destiny permeated American thought. In cities, it was the age of racial and ethnic neighborhoods. The Italians here, the Irish over there, beyond them the Poles, the blacks, and so forth. In the urban mosaic, you knew your place, and were expected to make the...

by Victoria L. Cann   Summer is winding down, and the beginning of school marks an important weekend coming up in Clarksburg — the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. But first a tasty prelude arrives in the form of the 28th annual Pasta Cook-Off, which will be held this Saturday. "The Pasta Cook-Off didn't start with t...

by Bianca Dellepiane  In Italy, according to a report of the Ministry of Economic Development, the number of startups is increasing. They now account for about one-fifth of all companies involved in R&D, amounting to almost 5,500 companies. The majority of them are located in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Latium. With startups growth the...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   Ciao, beddu, chi si dici? Se te dì cus'è? Ah Italy! The country of that beautiful and melodic language called Italian. But did you know that Italian isn't the only "language" spoken in the peninsula? F...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of the three-Michelin-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad teamed up again to create Mamma Guidara's, a weekly pop-up at the NoMad Bar "inspired by long-gone tourist trap Mamma Leone's," according to the New York Post, which declared Humm's chicken Parmesan as "autumn's must-have dish," despite only having...