By Giovanni di Napoli   Do to the unseasonably warm weather in New York City, it doesn't quite feel like Christmas yet. So, to help me get into the Christmas spirit, I recently visited St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue to see the presepio (crèche) on loan from Basilacata called "The Secret Garden of Southern Italy."   Installed on...

di Riccardo Giumelli   "Conoscere, scoprire, relazionarsi con un mondo che gli è stato servito global fin da giovanissimi." Queste, tra le tante, sono le parole di Enzo Riboni, che descrivono i cosiddetti "cervelli in fuga", espressione criticabile come ho già scritto. Enzo Riboni è giornalista del Corriere della Sera, dove tiene una rubrica...

by Nelson Coffin   With immigration at the forefront of current national and international political debates, supporters of the idea might point to how well Italians — among other nationalities — have assimilated into American culture. It wasn't always easy, however, for them to make the transition from the Old World to the United State...

La storia dell'emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti è alla base di ognuna delle chiacchierate con gli ospiti della nostra rubrica. Fenomeno sociale che connota la presenza italiana negli USA di ieri e di oggi e anche di domani, saperne di più serve non solo a capire gli italoamericani, ma anche noi italiani che viviamo al di qua dell'oceano. Ne p...

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

Like many other immigrants, Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi struggled to keep their family together in the face of immigration laws tearing them apart. Policies put into place soon after Mr. Baldizzi arrived in the country made it illegal for his wife to follow him. Eventually, she did enter the U.S., though it's impossible to say how she managed it....

Among the many fields that have seen the Italians emigrated in America and their following generations show talent, determination and success in their new country, the defense of the United States is particularly important. Italy has provided several heroes to the US Army, the Marines and the other branches of the United States Armed Forces.   In...

by Caitlin Heaney West   Scranton chapter of UNICO hosts First Friday exhibit centering on Italian experience in NEPA. They came from thousands of miles away, leaving behind their families to cross the sea with little in their pockets beside their hopes.   This Friday, the Scranton chapter of UNICO National will celebrate the sac...

di Natascia Lorusso   Oggi vi parlo di Simone Bertollini, avvocato di immigrazione a New York. Una storia interessante che evidenzia come l'Italia lascia scappare persone in gamba e meritevoli. Ma soprattutto come la caparbietà e la determinazione aiutano a raggiungere i propri obiettivi.   Simone, originario di Roma, dall'Italia si è...

Chef Stefano Secchi—a Southern Methodist University and Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park graduate, youngest chef ever invited to cook at The James Beard House, and current consulting chef for America Airlines—has talent that thrives beyond the kitchen.   Two plus years ago, he traveled to the Sardinia homeland of his father to make a...