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by Valerio Viale   Recently, at City Hall East, Press Conference Room, it was held a discussion among representatives from the Indigenous Community and the Italian-American one, in Los Angeles. The first motion, filed by L.A. Council member Mitch O'Farrel (who represents the 13th District of the City) in November 2015, aims at establish...

It has been a little more than a decade since I left the good old USA for the Italian life. Incredibly, I have been recognized as an Italian citizen for eight years now. I still distinctly remember the day that I received my Italian passport. It was one of the most memorable and emotional moments in my life.   Many of you have been asking me...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Lama Balice Nature Park covers an area of 125 hectares and is on a typical carsic incision with a "U" shape, called "lame" (blade) (grooves carved out by running water of rivers and streams over time in limesto...

Some nights, New York seems like one giant Italian restaurant, with an infinite strand of pasta connecting everything and everybody. It's hard to get that vision out of your head if you spend a night at the just-opening Mamma Guidara's, the red sauce spot that's taking over every Sunday evening at the Nomad Bar in the Gramercy Park neighborhoo...

Howard Beach is no stranger to murder, but this latest slaying — on Aug. 2 — has the whole town talking. The victim was Karina Vetrano, 30, a self-described "thrillseeker" who wrote about her sex life and self-destructive tendencies in candid online journals.   Vetrano was beaten, strangled and raped with a foreign object during her lat...

By Ellie Routt   The Mother Lode Land Trust was established in 1990 by a coalition of ranchers, conservationists and other concerned citizens to preserve the landscape of California's Central Sierra Nevada. It was here that gold was discovered in 1849 and a state was born, fortunes made and lost, and the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada fo...

Mary LeVan has been on this planet as many years as there are keys on her piano, 88. Our interview took place at her home on Jackson Avenue in Hammond near the state line. I first met her at my book signing/reading earlier this month at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.   Married? "Twice," she said. "My first marriage en...

Francis Ford Coppola signed on to direct The Godfather when he was just 29 years old. The film centers on a fictional Sicilian crime family in New York City and Coppola knew nothing about the Mafia, but he did understand Italian-American culture and tradition — and he was determined to avoid stereotypes.   Released in 1972, The Godfather wen...

by Christina Mildred Horn   When WWII broke out, the Italians fought for America. This was how John Rotunda, our father and grandfather, respectively, always began the story of our family s connection to the Rotunda Pool in Newark, New Jersey. All families have their tales of relatives, living and dead, that are passed through the generation...

A new restaurant is opening on Friday with some homegrown connections. Plantone's Italian Market off Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road is getting a lot of buzz for its fresh food and local focus.   Glenn Plantone graduated from UNLV in 1983. His career has taken him from restaurant management to real estate, but his dream was to open...

The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall on 309 S. Main Street, Waterbury. Current and prospective members from Waterbury and the 18 surrounding towns are invited to attend. Contact waterburyunico@yahoo.com for questions. UNICO was founded in 1922 in Waterbury, by a...

A New York per partecipare alla tradizionale maratona, poi annullata a causa dell'uragano Sandy, i componenti del Montecitorio Running Club hanno comunque animato l'evento benefico per raccogliere fondi da destinare ai terremotati dell'Emilia Romagna. Ad accompagnare la delegazione dei runners italiani – capitanati dal vicepresidente della Camera...