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Italians are some of the most active people on the entire globe. World health and fitness records show them as being very healthy irrespective of age. But, what is the secret behind such a lifestyle? Is it the food, exercise or a combination of both? Italians who use supplements from the injectable line claim that consistency in exercise and a prop...

For 83 years, October in San Francisco’s North Beach has begun with a festival celebrating the Blessed Mother. The Madonna del Lume festival, celebrating Mary’s protection of fishermen, was brought from Sicily to San Francisco and instituted in 1935. The festival first started in Porticello, Sicily, after some fishermen credited Our Lady for guidin...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams. 1. Carmelina's Topping the list is Carmelina's. According to its website, Carmelina's serves "traditional Sicilian...

Love him or hate him, Phil Palmieri is the traditional “bring home the bacon” politician. The 14 years he spent on the City Council representing District 2 has to be considered the mother of all conflict-of-interest tenures, given that much of his energy was directed toward getting city money invested on and around Shrewsbury Street, where he owns...

At last week's meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, they celebrated Italian Heritage Month by honoring local Italian Americans.  Among the honorees was was Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio.    DeMaio began his career in law enforcement in 1986, following in his father's footsteps and joining the Newark Police Depa...

Running a restaurant out of a convenience store or gas station isn't anything new — but a homestyle, checkered tablecloth Italian restaurant operating out of a convenience store isn't exactly the grab-and-go sandwiches you might be used to. Keith Steinhour stands tall with a pile of wild hair on top of his head and a stained apron around his waist....

Dear friends, we are excited to invite you all to our Cena Spettacolo - Neapolitan Soiree on Tuesday, October 23rd! The night will feature a special Neapolitan menu created just for this night by our very own Chef Giuseppe Marrone, paired with some great live music by Neapolitan sensation Gerry Gennarelliand Roberto Iriti Jit. Born in Naples, Gerr...

On Oct. 12, 1934, an estimated 40,000 people filled the streets of downtown Syracuse for a Columbus Day parade, followed by the dedication of the city’s Columbus monument. The “abounding panorama of pageantry and joy” featured a mile-long line of marchers, a 500-voice children’s choir and speeches by community leaders, according to the Syracuse Her...

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but is there a difference between the two? According to kitchen.com, gelato begins with a custard base, as does ice cream, "but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato den...

Los Angeles celebrated its inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday with a panoply of events, native dancing, panel discussions, and of course, a lot of food trucks in and around Grand Park in downtown. But there was one persona non grata. At the other end of Grand Park, a statue of the Italian explorer – the focus of a wave of revision on his le...

Marion and Andrea Petruzzi came all the way from Italy to create their restaurant, DiVino Ristorante Italiano, in North Augusta. The couple came to North Augusta in part because Marion's father lives there. "In Italy now, it's very difficult to have a business," Andrea said. "So we decided to try here." They decided to open DiVino mainly because of...

Big Dave, the clown, woke up early on Sunday to put on his makeup. He colored his long, bushy beard with spray paint in stripes of neon green, pink and purple. His Mickey Mouse T-shirt had been ready since the previous night. He finished the look with a giant yellow bowtie, decorated with red dots, and picked up a colorful flower patterned hat on t...