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An attorney with an infectious personality, who enjoyed taking younger lawyers under his wing, giving back to the community and getting to know everyone he came in contact with—those are some of the ways in which Dominic A. Musitano Jr. is being remembered. Musitano passed away peacefully at Rockynol Nursing Home in Akron on April 12. He was 83. “M...

The Italian company Cama Group is the winner of the Best Future Machine Award 2017, aimed at rewarding the highest levels of innovation in the packaging industry. The competition has been launched by the American company Rockwell Automation, which is the world’s largest provider of industrial automation and information products, with over 22,000 em...

Father’s Day is coming up, and Robert and I celebrated in advance by being invited to attend A Bronx Tale at the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street in Manhattan. Although primarily set in a tough Italian neighborhood in the Bronx of the 1960’s, you could tell from the response by the apparently sold-out audience that the story struck a more unive...

It’s been 12 months since the official start the project on ‘the many meanings of Mina’ and since the first phase research trip to Rome to collect resources from magazines and TV programmes about Mina’s star image in the 1960s and 1970s. Although I started researching Mina way back in 2010, I’ve been able to concentrate on her more completely over...

What are the origins of the antique art of Murano glass? What is the process of the glass making? And what makes Murano glass so unique and renowned all over the world? The history of Murano glass is deeply intertwined with the history of the Republic of Venice (also known as La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, The Most Serene Republic of Venice)...

The inaugural exhibit at the Alessandro BerniGallery held at Italian Green Design Center in Chelsea presents blue chip names alongside less familiar Italian artists in a sumptuous and intimate loft of fine crafted furniture. The overall effect is like stepping into a well appointed apartment of an aesthete’s salon. The exhibition was masterfully cu...

The crisis seems to really be behind us. Sales of homes in 2016 registered a much more decisive increase compared to the first recoveries seen in 2015 and 2014. Last year 533,741 apartments and houses changed hands in the residential market. In percentage terms, that was an increase of 18.9% compared to the previous 12 months, while the value of sa...

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Gorga is expanding his business portfolio. The younger brother of Teresa Giudice is opening an Italian restaurant. The restaurant will be located in East Hanover, New Jersey and will be called Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza. Joe’s main business is in construction and real estate. In 2014 he invested in a bus...

Has anyone ever traveled to Italy to go on a diet? Like every cartoon, the notion of the oft-romanticized country as the tourist’s pigging-out destination — it provided the “Eat” in Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” — has some basis in reality. Still, the evocation of Italy as one gluttonous infinity of pasta, prosciutto, gorgonzola, gel...

Sausage will be grilling, families will be dancing, and dads will be honored as Onesti Entertainment hosts its 24th annual Italian Block Party-Oakley Avenue Festa Pasta Vino on Father’s Day weekend, June 16 to 18. The Father’s Day tradition will feature Italian food specialties representing generations-old recipes from the restaurants located in Ch...

The Justinian Foundation & The Justinian Society will host their Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception on Monday, June 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia. Gino Benedetti, Esq., General Counsel, SEPTA and Past Chancellor of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia is the honoree. He will be introduced by Pasquale T. Deo...

From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! Along with Alfa’s two-seat sports cars they made various sedan models. Now in 2017, not too long after the return of Alfa Romeo...