Sabato, 16 settembre, nel primo anniversario della commemorazione della scomparsa di oltre 100 immigranti italiani nella sciagura ferroviaria “Wreck on the Wabash” del 1901, ha avuto luogo una cerimonia religiosa in ricordo delle vittime che erano da poco erano arrivate negli Stati Uniti ed erano dirette prevalentemente nel Colorado e nella Califor...

Matthew Simoncini is not just the CEO of a multibillion-dollar automotive supplier. Simoncini, of Lear Corp., is at the helm of a company that contributes millions annually in support of community efforts throughout Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Raised in East English Village on the east side of Detroit, Simoncini said his upbringing shaped hi...

Nei giorni scorsi, infatti, è stato siglato l’accordo tra il patron Mario De Cesare e la produttrice statunitense Pierette Domenica Simpson. Il Festival del Cinema di Salerno, tra i più antichi al mondo e secondo in Italia dopo quello di Venezia è stato fondato nel 1946 e da allora rappresenta un punto di riferimento per il settore oltre che una ve...

According to Silvio Luigi Barile, most people don't understand the art that he's built at his pizzeria for the past 50 years -- but they like it. Silvio is an Italian World War II refugee. He moved to Michigan with his family, then opened a pizzeria and pastry shop. But the longer that Silvio lived in America, the more he felt that he had to create...

Following the movement to remove statues and monuments of racist or otherwise controversial figures from American history, a local group has collected nearly 1,500 signatures in an effort to remove the 117-year-old bust of Christopher Columbus located in downtown Detroit.The petition also comes amid discussions to change the name of Cobo Center, wh...

The Italian American Cultural Society will be hosting its annual Sportsmen’s Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Italian American Cultural Society Building Fund and Italian Scholarship program. This year’s event will be at the Italian American Cultural Society Banquet & Conference Center at 43843 Romeo Plank Road on Thursday, on September 14. Ticket co...

Frank Santorelli’s character on HBO's classic “The Sopranos” was a bartender at the Bada Bing who ended up getting on his boss’s every last nerve. He got beat for it, of course. You may recall the episode in which that character, Georgie Santorelli (yes, the same last name), bought “Tone” a phone answering machine that featured a singing fish. When...

When you walk into Sauce Italian Grill & Pub in downtown Adrian, your first impression might be that it would be a nice place to meet a few friends after work, or after seeing one of the productions at the Croswell Opera House, located around the corner. Sauce’s entrance has a long bar on the left and some tables on the right with what look like vi...

There is a list of things an incoming freshman has to deal with when preparing to leave home and head off to college, especially if they have to travel several hours to a remote corner of the world to do so. Typically for incoming Michigan Tech students and student athletes, that list does not include learning English. For incoming freshman volley...

Lacking any Confederate monuments to vilify in Detroit, protesters over the weekend went after Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and landed in America, the first identifiable European to do so. Columbus’s statue stands at Randolph and Jefferson downtown, erected by proud Italian-Americans in 1910 in recogn...