A debate that has flared up across the country for years took center stage in the Berkshires last night when the Pittsfield School Committee’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar overtook the city council meeting. A petition by Ward 7 councilor Anthony Simonelli that would state the city council’s op...

Fra le tante piccole Fiat Cinquecento che, oggi, stanno invadendo Agrigento, ce n'è una dai colori e dai disegni tipicamente siciliani. E' di proprietà di Salvatore Brucculeri e Stefania Piccolo.“  Una macchina stupenda - siciliana doc - che fra sei mesi si trasferirà, assieme ai suoi proprietari, in America e parteciperà anche al Columbus day. L'a...

Historically, Brooklyn has always been a very popular destination for the Italian emigration to the US. Many places in Brooklyn were and some of them still are populated by many Italians. Now that this borough is getting cooler and cooler, it still is fundamental for the narration of the Italians in New York. The Federation of Italian American Orga...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services, has been named Grand Marshal of the 74th Columbus Day Parade.  Mr. Chiarello has been President of First Data since 2013, where he oversees the business and technology solutions created for First Data's cl...

The School Committee will reconsider its decision to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day after the Italian-American community voiced outrage at the decision. The School Committee in January voted to make the change on the school calendar. But, that brought out the ire of the Italian-American community who showed up in numbers at both this...

History is imperfect, but still, it should be honored. That's the message that about 30 members of various Italian-heritage groups sent to the School Committee during its meeting Wednesday. They urged committee members to restore Columbus Day in the school calendar. But committee members pushed back, prompting a neighborly exchange about ethnicity,...

Dennis Filippone, the interim superintendent of the Brick Township School District, has been named the grand marshal of the 2018 Columbus Day Parade in Seaside Heights. "Dennis stood out among this year's nominees because of his commitment to the education of our youth in the school system," Parade Chairman Michael Blandina said, "especially for hi...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

One of the borough’s most popular parades is experiencing a ‘passing of the baton’ of leadership. Tony Signorile, longtime steward of the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, who volunteered for 12 years as the parade committee chair, submitted a letter of resignation recently to the Morris Park Community Association, which sponsors the annual event. Signori...

The Nutley Parks and Recreation building was transformed into “little Italy” on Sunday, March 18. Rows and rows of Italian food were lined up for people to enjoy in a buffet style. The annual Taste of Italy hosted by Chair Vito Matturro and Co-Chair Melissa Matturro is the sole fundraiser for the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day parade. Over 40 area...