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Project Sizzle almost fizzled. That's how Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. described the effort to lure the big-time Italian machining operation at a Wednesday news conference announcing SATA USA's arrival in Brownsville. "Project Sizzle" was the code name the Brownsville Economic Development Council used during nearly four years of secret negotiations w...

Solo Italiano, a new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial St., will open Thursday at 4 p.m. The restaurant replaces Ebb & Flow, which closed in March. Angelo Ciocca, president of Nova Seafood, still leases the restaurant space but is replacing Ebb & Flow, which served Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with Solo Italiano, which will serve...

Sono le 8 di mattina, ad Austin, in Texas. Davanti allo schermo del mio computer ci sono due ragazzi, Andrea Baldereschi e Andrea Bulgarelli. Hanno la faccia assonnata, tipica di chi ancora non ha smaltito il jet lag.   Sono arrivati in America solo da qualche giorno e non hanno mai smesso di lavorare al loro prodotto. Giorni e notti passati...

It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong.   Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named for 16th-century Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano (two Z's) — the state authority that controls the span has stubbornly hel...

By Francesca Bezzone   The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially "americana" than this? As pleasant as it may be, we don't need to take a trip down memory lane to realize how intertwined with American imagery and tradition blue jeans are.   We usually, and rightly so, associate th...

The Committee to Save Our Lady of Loreto church is seeking your support! The Committee consists of former parishioners, concerned individuals, and cultural organizations including Nia Production, Brownsville Heritage House, and Preserving East New York. The committee is petitioning New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate L...

di Liliana Rosano  È stata un "cervello in fuga" costretta a lasciare l'Italia per la Svezia ma non esclude di tornare, un giorno, nel suo paese. Alessandra Bonito Oliva, napoletana, laurea in psicologia sperimentale e dottorato a Roma e Chicago, ha continuato la sua carriera a Stoccolma dove ha vissuto per cinque anni.   L'amore l'ha...

Marlon Brando col viso insanguinato, pistola alla mano e uno sguardo che parla, Rita Hayworth che danza coperta di veli ondeggianti con la sua folta chioma riccia, il primo piano di John Wayne inghiottito in una macchia rossa indistinta fatta di cavalli e profili indiani.   Anselmo Ballester ha dipinto i più grandi attori della storia del ci...

by Anthony Fasano   In this episode, our own co-host Anthony Fasano breaks down his recent trip to Italy during which he visited the ancestral villages of seven of his eight great-grandparents. Anthony did what many Italian Americans hope to do at one point in their lives – connect with their relatives who never left the homeland. During thi...

Celebrity chef, restauranteur and Bravo's "Top Chef" who earned the "Fan Favorite" title, Fabio Viviani will be opening his very first restaurant in New York State at del Lago Resort & Casino.   Portico by Fabio Viviani will open in February 2017 when del Lago Resort & Casino officially opens its doors. The restaurant will feature a...

Growing up in Chicago, the concept of running a farm in Wisconsin never crossed Mary Ann Bellazzini's mind. "However, my grandparents did have small garden plots in the city where they raised tomatoes, lettuce and herbs, so I remember washing lots of lettuce growing up," she said, noting her grandparents also made wine.   Now she and he...

by Lorenzo Zanini In Italy, art is everywhere. Rome, Naples, Palermo, Florence, Venice and Milan are "can't miss" destinations for visitors wishing to experience the country's beauty. However, there are other places just as beautiful but not so widely known: The Castle of Celano (L'Aquila) The Piccolomini Castle in Celano (L'Aquila) is a man...