Biagio DiMercurio, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at his home. Born in Partinico, Sicily, on Feb. 25, 1929, he was a son of the late Giuseppa (Di Liberto) and Salvatore DiMercurio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Caterina DiMercurio; and his brother, Gasp...

When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition.Alpino was built by Italian ship builder Fincantieri, which through its Marinette, Wisc....

On May 27, 2018, Ellicott City, Maryland was hit with record rainfall and Main Street was once again washed away just two years after another devastating flood. In light of this historic flood, Squisito Pizza & Pasta of Ellicott City is making every effort to support familes affected and volunteers helping with clean  up efforts through fundraisers...

To the wonderful community that supported the Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2225, we want to again thank everyone for coming out on that beautiful October Sunday last year and partaking in the delicious Italian food and desserts, local Italian heritage vendors, and Italian music that serenaded everyone throughout the day, making our 4th Annual...

The 1950s Brooklyn waterfront setting of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge has long since disappeared. The container revolution, beginning in the 1970s, ended forever the traditional longshoreman’s role of manually loading and unloading cargo vessels, and the ships themselves now dock in New Jersey. The more recent gentrification of Brooklyn h...

A Montgomery County Italian restaurant long-beloved by the community is getting even more acclaim, thanks to a star customer -- Alex Ovechkin. Ovie has been singing praises for Mama Lucia and their Chicken Parmigiana. He has eaten their Chicken Parm -- with pasta, Italian bread and four sauces before every home game since his rookie year on the tea...

Maryland Sen. Richard S. Madaleno stood on stage at a candidates’ forum in a Baltimore tap room surrounded by a formidable field of rivals seeking the Democratic nomination for governor: Ivy League grads. Accomplished lawyers. A Rhodes scholar. Yet when a question on Maryland’s $44 billion budget went to Madaleno, the event’s moderator joked: “Mayb...

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,...

Hundreds of Bethesda, Md. residents and well-wishers attended the recent renaming and grand opening of the Connie Morella Library, formerly the Bethesda Library. Ambassador Morella, who is a Bethesda resident, served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1986 and represented Montgomery County and the 8th Congressional District from 1987 to...

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...