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Wednesday November 13, 2019 AT 6:30PM - 8PM. Busboys and Poets, 450 K St, Giovanni Room, Washington, DC 20001. IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer. Booktalk, By Meryle Secrest, Award-winning Author and recipient of Presidential National Humanities Medal. Prof. Mario Tchou was a bri...

Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor affectionately known as “Young Tommy” and member of a storied political family, died at his North Baltimore home Sunday of stroke complications. He was 90 years old. The oldest brother of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mr. D’Alesandro was mayor for one tumultuous term, from 196...

Italians in Greater Pittston observe Columbus Day every year. Over the last 50 years, that celebration has included a special program at the Columbus statue at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street in the city. The rededication of the statue this year marked the golden jubilee of its placement and was followed by a celebration dinner. Mai...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Department of Italian and the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University invite you to a book presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri.  Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the most important voices of American literature. Her debut book, Interpreter of Maladies, wo...

I grew up In Staten Island with a strong Italian heritage, my parents moved here from Campobasso,

Now in its 12th year Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, and cinema. With programs both for the general...

On World Homeless Day, a rock star, local businesses and others came together to celebrate the new renovations of a Camden shelter. Joseph’s House, which has been on Atlantic Avenue since 2014, held an open house Thursday to show off $1.2 million in renovations. The money of the upgrades came from a mixture of public grants and donations from corpo...

Denise Alessandrini has spent more than 20 years in the Prince of Piedmont Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. As president of the women’s auxiliary, she’s usually at the lodge a couple times a week, helping to plan fundraisers that support scholarships and other worthy causes. But until April 13, there was one important thin...

Mom’s statue has been part of our family for over 40 years. The story about how this came to be is both interesting and fateful. In 1972, I was a member of the 103rd Engineer Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. As part of our training, we were required to complete two weeks of summer “field” training, usually at an Army facility. That yea...

The sun took a while to peek through the clouds on Sunday, Oct. 6, but nothing could cloak the light in the hearts of parishioners and guests at St. Paul Parish and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, both in South Philadelphia, for a day of festivities. The former saw the dedication of a long-desired church hall and a well-received feast, while the...

Washington, 14 ottobre 2019. In occasione del Columbus Day l’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio partecipa alla cerimonia di deposizione di una corona di fiori al monumento dedicato a Cristoforo Colombo nella piazza antistante Union Station a Washington DC. Erano presenti anche l’Ambasciatore di Spagna Santiago Cabanas e la Vice Presidente del...

A new Italian American of the Year was named Sunday during the Guiseppe Mazzinni Civic Association's annual Columbus Day commemoration dinner. Erie's Italian Americans gathered at the Ambasssador Hotel and Conference Center where they honored City of Erie Mayor Joe Schember.  The society pays to tribute to Erie people of Italian descent who h...