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The upscale Italian eatery Bocelli's Ristorante in Grasmere was the setting Friday night for "A Taste of Italy Wine Tasting" as 160 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food and camaraderie to benefit the Eger Foundation. Fine Italian wines by Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco were paired with a scrumptious delicious three-course dinner, ...

Wednesday November 14, 12:15 - 1:30 pm EDT. President's Conference Room #2 of Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library - Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748. adeluise@qc.cuny.edu Olivia Tursi, M.A., L.C.S.W-R, a psychological counselor at the John D. Calandra Ita...

Court officer union boss Dennis Quirk has offended New York’s Italian-American Chief Judge Janet DiFiore with a T-shirt suggesting that she’s a mob boss, The Post has learned. Quirk ordered the T-shirts, which have Office of Court Administration written over a graphic of the scales of justice unbalanced, above the words “Organized Crime Association...

The Niagara Falls City Council honored four local Italian restaurants on Pine Avenue with nearly three centuries of combined history on Tuesday night. The Como Restaurant, established in 1927 and the oldest among them, celebrated its 90th anniversary last year. The mainstay city eatery has its roots in founder Francesco Antonacci’s bakery, which op...

Mrs. Philomena (Ripepi) Torrisi, 92, of Amsterdam, New York passed away peacefully Monday, October 29, 2018.  She was born November 28, 1925 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of the Late Carmelo and Genoeffa “Jennie” Ripepi. She attended local schools and was lifelong area resident. Mrs. Torrisi first worked for the Bigelow -Sanford Carpet Company....

A new group of seven historic figures — including Russell Salvatore — has been selected for the Western New York Business Hall of Fame. The new honorees will be inducted at a Nov. 1 ceremony at the Buffalo History Museum. Profiles of all seven are being posted this week on Business First’s website. The total membership of the Business Hall of Fame...

Puglia’s Italian Steakhouse combines Long Island’s two favorite cuisines and seasons them with history. It’s a big taste of Little Italy. This is the offspring of Puglia in Manhattan. The family-owned-and-operated restaurant travels east on a red sea of sauce, and southern Italian and Italian-American favorites. Some dishes from the Hester Street l...

Venerdì prossimo, 2 novembre, alle 18.00, due giorni prima della Maratona di New York, il Consolato generale d’Italia aprirà le sue porte agli italiani che vivranno, sotto le più svariate forme, il sogno della 48esima Maratona. Anche quest’anno, anticipa il Consolato, l’Italia si conferma come uno dei paesi maggiormente rappresentati, con oltre 3mi...

Founded on July 4, 1948, D’Arrigo New York has grown to be one of the largest produce suppliers in the Northeast. Operating out of the Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx, D’Arrigo New York services nearly 900 retail and foodservice customers in a roughly 200-to 300-mile radius of the city. As part of an expansion plan, about a year ago D’Arri...

On Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM, on the eve of his 76th birthday, Martin Scorsese returns to his childhood parish, the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott and Prince Streets, for a conversation about how his youthful imagination was inspired by his church and his neighborhood of Little Italy.  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM...

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization which oversees the Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the sixth annual Minty Awards Dinner Gala set for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. And it's not too early to reserve. Recognized during the evening will be Edwar...

The Italian-American community is celebrating 150 years in Rochester this year. On Tuesday, the Little Italy Association opened a new office downtown on Frankfort Street. The office will help with the plan to revitalize the Lyell Avenue neighborhood. In recent years, the association said the area has been troubled by crime, drugs and prostitution....