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,...

From Brescia to Rome and back in just four days while covering over 1500 miles on a few hours rest. Collectors, enthusiasts, celebrities and racers, in custom-made outfits and matching helmet racing in a convoy of rare, collectable and completely priceless classic and vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Maseratis, Ferraris, Mercedes-Benzes to the sound of...

In occasione della 18ma edizione del festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center e Istituto Luce Cinecittà presentano 16 film che si distinguono per la varietà di generi e autori, dai veterani del grande schermo tra cui Ferzan Ozpetek, Marco Tullio Giordana e Francesca Comencini, alle voci emergenti del panorama cinematografico Italiano.  La serata di...

Magnifico! It’s one of the words that has been used to describe this year’s edition of the Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit. “This was an incredibly successful edition,” said Enzo Paglia of Washington and a member of the committee that organizes Detroit’s version of the annual film festival that began in St. Louis in 2004 and currently ha...

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival returned in all its glory this past Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers stuffed their faces with the city’s finest cannoli, ravioli and Mexican mango flowers while watching groups of people with Crisco clumps in their hair grunt and grimace as they climb atop each other to scale a 30-foot greased pole to...

In the basement of the old Saint Leo School in Little Italy, the sweet scents of cinnamon, vanilla and lemon surrounded the neighborhood ladies and other volunteers last Saturday as they made “pizzelle,” Italian waffle cookies, for the Saint Anthony Festival. Pizzelle” is plural in Italian for the cookies. (Pizzella is one cookie). The word means,...

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...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park. During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...

Come August, a tiny slice of Chicago will transform itself into the streets of Rome, Venice and Palermo with the weekend Taylor Street Festa Italiana in Chicago’s historic Little Italy neighborhood. Onesti Entertainment Corporation President Ron Onesti — who started the original event  — returns after a six-year hiatus to produce the 2018 edition o...

A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western. Before being cast by Matteo Garrone of "Gomorrah" fame in "Dogman", a brutal modern parable of the little guy...