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By Tony Fioriglio Parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel learned at the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close the church and merge the parish with Sacred Heart Church in Swedesburg at the end of June.   The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Facebook page for The Bridgeport Feast said that th...

The evening will start with a toast to some of the greatest opera performers: Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo. A retrospective presentation that will take you behind the scenes of one of the opera and entertainment world's greatest events – a 1990 concert by Josè Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. &n...

The Danube river is one of the main locations marking the long process of the creation and contestation of European civilization in the late Roman period. As we celebrate the European Union and the political and cultural legacy of Europe today, we take the opportunity to turn back to the historical past and to the gradual formation of Europe in the...

It was ready, set, go Saturday morning at the 15th Annual Italian Heritage Festival 5K. Even the rain couldn't hold back the determined runners. Registration was at 7 in the morning, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m.   The starting line was at Byard-Mercer Pharmacy on Main Street. The course went throughout Glen Elk. All in all, the cou...

In her 1987 bestseller "Beloved," Toni Morrison described one of the benefits of having a sister as "sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings, more thrilling than understanding could ever be."   That's pretty much the plot of "Cooking with the Calamari Sisters," a comic extravaganza playing through S...

by Gary Simeone   The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the firework...

Il 26 settembre il presidente del consiglio Matteo Renzi andrà a Detroit per visitare gli stabilimenti Fiat-Chrysler.   Lo ha annunciato lo stesso premier alla presenza del presidente Fiat John Elkann e dell'amministratore delegato Sergio Marchionne giunti in mattinata nella sede del governo per la presentazione a Palazzo Chigi della nuova J...

Los Angeles doesn't have a shortage of pizza joints. Sure, there are constant debates about which of our slices are most like New York's thin crusts or Chicago's deep dishes.   But we also have a host of places with their own unique take: game-changers like Pizzeria Mozza and plenty of artisanal pizzas with fresh California ingredients. Here...

From Sunday, November 2nd to Friday November 5th, Italian Business and Investment Initiative in partnership with VentureOutNY will host VentureOutItaly III Fall Event, one-week NY Market Accelerator program for Italian tech startups.   The 15 most promising Italian tech startups will take part in one week US business expansion program that f...

Questa volta, verrebbe da dire, un Visti da lontano (un po' un Visti da New York al contrario) posso farlo io. Cosa vediamo dall'Italia del Columbus Day? A prima vista nulla, perché nessuno ne parla. Si dirà che siamo alle prese con i fatti di casa nostra: la tenuta del governo sul Jobs Act (ma è proprio necessario chiamarlo così?), la città di Gen...

Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.   WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 5:45-7:45 pm WHERE: Corn...

Proseguono su Community, il programma trasmesso da Rai Italia nel mondo, i ritratti dei "grandi" italiani che hanno lasciato un segno nella storia. Non poteva quindi mancare Mario Fratti, il drammaturgo aquilano che dal 1963 vive a New York, definito il "Pirandello americano".   Mario Fratti, di recente venuto in Italia per ritirare l'ennesi...