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Pizza’s a family thing for Rick Perna and his sons Nick and Ricky. Dad’s been making pizza for 45 years, a skill he honed in his native Buffalo, New York, before the family opened Capo’s Pizzeria on Broadway just outside the loop four years ago. A second location on Blanco Road north of Bitters Road followed last year. On the outside, the Broadway...

Every night that his parents would let him, and even some nights when they wouldn’t, Thomas Di Pauli would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, go to the computer and watch hockey. Growing up in Italy, the time difference forced Di Pauli to wake up at this time to see his favorite NHL stars. Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Mario Lemieux, he couldn’t wait t...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

Save your appetites, people. One of Florence’s most popular restaurants is opening in New York City. Osteria delle tre Panche, which translates to “the tavern of three benches,” will be hosting a Chefs Club residency this February.  Chefs Club, for those who are unfamiliar, is a restaurant group that hosts some of the world’s most famous chefs at i...

If you have $2,000-$4,000 lying around and an interest in owning Frank Sinatra’s Italian marble toilet with a golden clamshell lid, make your way to Swedesboro this Sunday. S&S Auction will be auctioning it off, alongside roughly 200 other items from the crooner’s “Chairman’s Suite” at the original Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City,...

The Sorrentine Peninsula juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea like a knobbly, pointing finger, its rugged shores sprinkled with some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, its bucolic interior moulded by the limestone Monti Lattari. Of course, the Amalfi Coast on its southern shore is well known, but the rest of the peninsula is just as beautiful, less infu...

Former NYPD detective Sonny Grosso, whose police work with partner Eddie Egan was used as the plot for the classic 1971 cop flick “The French Connection,” died Wednesday. He was 89. Grosso’s death was confirmed by his longtime friend, and former NYPD captain, Ernie Naspretto. Grosso died in Manhattan after battling a long illness, Naspretto said. “...

We are thrilled to inform you that the new Honorary Consulate in San Diego is now operative and located at Amici House (250 W. Date Street; San Diego 92101; Tel. (619) 800-7974; e-mail: sandiego.onorario@esteri.it). Italian nationals that reside in the area are invited to contact them for assistance in various matters . Please note that presently p...

È in partenza la delegazione pugliese che parteciperà al Travel Show del New York Times, che, giunto alla 15ma edizione, è il più importante momento pubblico di comunicazione delle destinazioni turistiche del Nord America. Alla manifestazione, che si terrà a New York dal 24 al 26 gennaio, con Pugliapromozione ci saranno dieci operatori pugliesi, il...

Ferrari has been awarded the title of the world’s strongest brand for the second consecutive year by Brand Finance, the leading international independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. With a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 94.1 out of 100, Ferrari tops the rankings of only 12 brands to be awarded the highest AAA+ rating. Presented t...

In the parliamentary elections of 2018, right-wing populism and anti-establishment politics profoundly reshaped Italy’s electoral geography and party system. The xenophobic Lega (League) and the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (Five-star Movement, M5s) made substantial electoral gains in the domestic constituencies, paving the way for a coali...

He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...