Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who had a second career as a settlement court judge, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.   The Lutherville resident was 95. "Frank was loved and respected by judges all over Maryland. He was a giant...

Monday, February 29. 6.30 pm-9.30 pm EST - Ayşe Meze - 6 N East St, Frederick MD 21701 www.festaitalianafrederick.com What better way to celebrate Leap Year Day than joining us on February 29th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Ayse Meze Lounge for a fabulous Italian night! Enjoy live music, savor delicious Italian food, visit with friends...

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey   The tiny storefront on South High Street is back in business—this time as Joe Benny's Focacceria. Owner Joseph Benjamin Gardella, pictured above, is the genial host. Joe, 36, a first-generation Italian American, has long hoped to own a restaurant property.   "I've always loved food," he says, havin...

by Sam Hall Interesting fact –Lorenzo da Ponte , librettist for Don Giovanni, was the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University in New York City; he was also the first ethnically Jewish member of the faculty, and the first to be a Catholic priest.   Before that, he worked at various points in his life as grocer, among oth...

On the heels of a banner first year in existence, The Society of the Italian American Businessmen, SIAB, hosted their 2nd Annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 17th, to a sold out crowd of 360 people at the Richlin Ballroom. SIAB put on another first class event that began at 7:00pm and went until midnight.   In true Italian style, a 2015 Fiat...

By Timothy B. WheelerAn Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.   The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the provisional winner of a daylong auction for a pair of federal leases...

by Graylin Hughes   When you walk into Vinny's La Roma, chances are that the man himself will greet you. "We're like 'Cheers'," said Vinny Bellia, the owner of Vinny's La Roma. "Everyone knows everyone." Vinny's offers a special vibe that is people are hard pressed to find in today's world.   Bellia will come to every table...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

Se immaginiamo, come abbiamo fatto, questa serie di interviste come un viaggio tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico, una delle mete che accolse un gran numero di nostri connazionali è la Pennsylvania, e in particolare la città di Philadelphia, quinta città degli Stati Uniti per popolazione oggi ma la più grande tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo, fondata nel...

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...