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Cossetta Alimentari is much more than a St. Paul landmark and destination for all things from the Italian kitchen. Within its West Seventh headquarters is the equivalent of a block of shops in any Little Italy [mine was on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx]. A fine restaurant; a relaxed dining area, cafeteria style; pizzeria; Pasticceria with pastries and...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce the election of Jersey City Police Detective Thomas SanFilippo to its Executive Board. Detective Thomas SanFilippo knew from an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement – at the age of 16, he enrolled in the Roxbury Police Explorers program, transitioning t...

Tanti anni fa, a Chicago (Illinois - U.S.A.), viveva un certo "Al Capone", diminutivo di Alphonse Gabriel Capone, il gangster italo americano, di origini napoletane, soprannominato anche "Scarface" (viso sfregiato - Un certo Frank Galluccio gli sfregiò la guancia sinistra, perché Al, ancora giovane, aveva molestato la sorella). Al Capone era spesso...

Eataly is basically an amusement park for foodies, so it makes sense that Las Vegas (aka, the biggest grown-up amusement park in the country) would be the spot for their sixth US location. Specifically, the 40,000-square-foot space is set to open on December 27 at the new Park MGM resort -- bringing with it everything from Neopolitan pizza to pasta...

Manhasset Secondary School is pleased to announce that three AP Italian students have been chosen as winners of the “La Resistenza in Cucina (The Resistance in the Kitchen)” video project sponsored by the Italian American Committee on Education. Congratulations to Despina Frankis, Alexis Powers and Alessia Ruffo for their award-winning video. Under...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13, 2019. Participating venues will include Cherry Lane Theatre, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU, Bernie Wohl Center, ...

There's no doubt food can keep memories alive. How many smell the aroma of bread baking and harken back to childhood days when mom baked every Saturday morning or smell the aroma of tomato sauce simmering and think about long-ago Sunday dinners? Many of Lauren Scibelli Mullin's food memories come from her family's famous restaurant, Ciro's, which s...

The irresistible and legendary beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast has drawn millions of visitors and inspired artists, writers, and musicians for centuries. Each town along its 30-plus miles of famously winding, narrow S-shaped curves, tunnels and hairpin white-knuckled turns has its own unique charm.   Most Italians and other experienced motorists lov...

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor – a U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu – destroying or damaging 18 ships and over 300 aircraft and killing or wounding almost 3,500 Americans. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a declaration of war against Japan. A year earlier, when Japan signed the Tripa...

Every week, two students from the Seton Foundation become regular employees of Pastosa Ravioli in West Brighton, cleaning refrigerators and fixing stock on display. Pastosa recently partnered with the Seton Foundation for Learning at Bishop Ahearn High School, as part of the school’s effort to have students learn pre-vocational skills. Sara Dalton,...

Amid what seems like unlimited choices, a key way for retailers to stand out is to try to offer products no one else has. For a small boutique, that could be exclusive access to a bespoke clothing line, say, but creating and manufacturing one is typically cost-prohibitive except for the largest of retailers. Enter MakersValley. The New York-based s...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is universally considered one of the largest and most versatile representatives of Italian baroque art. Not only a sculptor, but also an architect, painter, urban planner and set designer, who gained success during his lifetime, and has represented a point of reference for an entire generation of artists. With his works, Bernin...