It’s Joseph Spremulli’s most favorite day of the year. It’s equally the same for his wife Eleanor, who like her husband enjoys helping people in need, no matter what the season or reason. So Sunday, the Spremulli’s met their long-time friend William “Bill” Costantino of Columbus Doors as well as Our Lady of Grace’s Pastor Rev. Peter J. Gower for an...

As a font of indelible folk characters, Christmas beats all other holidays: Santa, Rudolph, Tiny Tim, the Grinch, David Sedaris, you name it. In the Charleston section of Staten Island, there is also a retired Pepsi foreman named Joseph DiMartino, who in 2002 — the year after his wife, Debra Ann, was killed in the World Trade Center attack — began...

For international residents spending Christmas in Italy, the festive period can be a lonely time, far away from friends and family. But as the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving – and giving your time to others in need will not only be gratefully received but will make any foreigner feel more connected to their community in Italy. You’ll p...

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its annual scholarship award prayer service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg Nov. 29. The Tri-State Italian-American Congress is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities for Italian-American children, to support organizations and charities benefiti...

La San Marzano, the makers of premium tomato sauces and canned tomato products, kicked off their first volunteer day in the United States at St. John's Soup Kitchen. Delicious pasta sauce and kind smiles were served up on December 5, 2018 as volunteers gave back to the local Newark community. Knowing that close to one million people in New Jersey a...

The members of St. Anthony Society are excited to announce the 2018 recipients of their Annual Neighborhood Donations Fund. Each holiday season, St. Anthony Society recognizes North End organizations that make significant contributions to the community and help make the neighborhood a great place to live. In addition to North End groups, members al...

Chicago native Gianna Farago Tetrick recently was inducted into the Maggiano’s Hall of Fame for her philanthropic work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with critical illnesses celebrated its 15th year partnering with the restaurant for the Eat-A-Dish campaign. Spearheaded by Farago Tetrick...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization held its very first Italian Christmas Concert this past Saturday, December 1st starring mezzo-soprano Benedetta Orsi, a native of Bologna, as well as famed soprano Stella Markou and pianist Alla Voskoboynikova. The concert, entitled “CHRISTMAS IN LOVE” was held at Grace United Methodist Church in th...

Every week, two students from the Seton Foundation become regular employees of Pastosa Ravioli in West Brighton, cleaning refrigerators and fixing stock on display. Pastosa recently partnered with the Seton Foundation for Learning at Bishop Ahearn High School, as part of the school’s effort to have students learn pre-vocational skills. Sara Dalton,...

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Babbo Italian Eatery are joining forces to spread love this holiday season.  They're collecting toys for all of the children who are sick and recovering at PCH this Christmas. All of the toys that are donated will be wrapped and given to the children at a special party.  Anyone who wants to donate can drop off a bran...