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Focus sulle imprese italiane e sostegno alla ripartenza di scambi e investimenti Italia-Usa al centro dell’incontro virtuale che l’ambasciatrice italiana a Washington, Mariangela Zappia, ha avuto a pochi giorni dal suo insediamento con i manager delle principali aziende italiane negli Usa. “La ripresa economica in Italia e Stati Uniti; le responsab...

Marie L. Villani, a six-term Newark City Councilwoman and the first woman to win a citywide election in the state’s largest city, died on July 13.  She turned 100 on July 4. Villani was appointed to fill an at-large city council seat in 1973 after her husband, Ralph A. Villani, a former Newark mayor, resigned for health reasons. She was elected to...

Columbus seems to be making a comeback. A year after the Christopher Columbus statue in Chester was covered by a blue tarp with plans for removal, the golden statue is still there, peeking out from a deteriorating tarp. The statue is located on Route 291 next to the Old Swedes burial ground at Market Square, not far from City Hall. It was covered f...

About three weeks after announcing he would not be running for Congress in 2022, Anthony Brindisi, announced today that he will run for State Supreme Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District in November. Brindisi made the announcement with his family by his side outside the Oneida County Courthouse. Brindisi says he’s given it a lot of thought over...

The longest-running Italian festival in the U.S. will go on for another year. The 146th edition of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel festival will take place from Thursday through Tuesday. The festival’s highlight, the religious Feast Day, will be Friday. The day includes a procession of the Blessed Virgin of Mt. Carmel through the streets. The statue rep...

"The Italian American Civic Club of Maryland and an 80-year-old resident of Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood have retained the firm Piatt Law PLLC, based in Central Pennsylvania, to conduct an investigation to seek answers and determine possible next steps with regard to several violent attacks and possible hate crimes in Little Italy during 2...

Sal Marchese, a longtime fixture Belmar’s business community, died on July 5 after courageously battling cancer for the past nine months. He was 66. An internationally recognized hair stylist, Marchese owned and operated Salon Marsal on 10th Avenue for some 17 years after spending two decades in New York City, where he trained under Vidal Sassoon a...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOGGIO - ALCARAZ FAMILY! Their Little Italy home was christened Sunday as a CENTENNIAL HOME (1920-2021) by Baltimore Heritage, Inc., meaning it has been occupied by the same family for 100 years. Mary Ann Boggio Alcaraz, a Saint Leo's parishioner, was born in this Stiles Street house and still resides there with her husband R...

There were many problems that arose because of the pandemic we’ve gone through for over a year. One of the casualties was the cancellation of the 95th annual St. Rocco celebration and all connected activities.   St. Rocco and its spiritual and traditional heritage were still honored last year with a receiving of the saint’s banner, a virtual Mass a...

Let us take you on a musical journey through 17th-century Rome, the rowdy and glorious city where Caravaggio and Stradella lived. From the marvelous setting of the theatre at the National Roman Museum - Palazzo Altemps (Rome), the baroque “power” trio I Bassifondi will amuse us with pieces by Kapsberger, Pasquini and Frescobaldi, together with ligh...

After a one-year hiatus from the Waterfront, the Hoboken Italian Festival is slated to return this fall. Società Madonna Dei Martiri teased the information on their social media Thursday morning, indicating that the festival had been scheduled for the weekend of September 10. Last year saw the procession of the Madonna through the streets of Hoboke...

After being drastically pared down in 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be held in its full glory from July 15 through July 20. Louis Pantalone, the president of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, noted that, though there was no accompanying carnival last year, the religious aspect of th...