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After a short hiatus, members of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith) got back into the swing of things and celebrated the Feast of San Felice di Nola and Sant’Ilario di Poitiers at Joe’s of Avenue U (287 Ave. U), an old-school Sicilian eatery in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Our first get-together in 2021 (outside of Mass, of course),...

It’s said that the third time works the charm, a phrase that proved true during the recent presidential election: For the third time, a woman ran for the vice presidency, and for the first time, a woman won. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made history in November 2020 by being chosen the country’s first woman vice president. In her acceptance s...

Tina Pignataro, at 100 years old, beat the odds and survived COVID-19 following a weeks-long hospital stay, abc7 reports. Pignataro was discharged from the emergency field hospital at Staten Island University Hospital this week. She had shortness of breath, but thanks to comprehensive treatment, she was able to pull through. “So Tina is a remarkabl...

St. John’s University mourns the passing of Frank J. Coppa, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the founding Director of the doctoral program in World History. He was a brilliant, internationally renowned scholar whose impact on the study of modern Catholic history was felt from the...

Trieste. L’appuntamento con il professor Fabio Finotti è al caffè degli Specchi in piazza Unità d’Italia. E’ l’11 gennaio eppure la piazza è ancora delimitata dagli alberi di Natale e, mentre la attraverso, sento la melodia di Jingle Bells. E penso: qui la festa non finisce mai. Ma quale sarebbe stato il destino di Trieste se non fosse stata libera...

A group of people who oppose removing the statue of Christopher Columbus from downtown have filed legal papers announcing their intention to sue to block the city’s plans. The “notice of intent” was filed with the city on Friday, according to Nicholas Pirro, a former Onondaga County Executive who’s also part of the Columbus Monument Corporation tha...

Louis Palermo, the last known surviving D-Day veteran in Valley Stream and a well-known figure in local veterans and civic groups, died on Dec. 12. He was 94. He was among the last members of the Greatest Generation still living in the neighborhood. The cause of death was complications of Covid-19, friends reported. Since moving to Valley Stream fr...

Saturday: January 9, 2021. Where: https://youtu.be/SlMx The Garibaldi-Mecci Museum is proud to announce the premiere of a new video series, A Few Minutes At Meucci's House. Each week we will bring you a short video to discuss an artifact, Italian custom, tradition, or an interesting part of the museum structure. Please visit the YouTube link above...

Long-time Staten Island chef Joseph Giudice Jr. succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO. He was 55. “He always had a charming sense of humor. He always spoke his mind. He had a great heart for people,” said his wife of 18 years, former Staten Islander Theresa Giudice (nee Ventimiglia). A Br...

Joe Commisso was more than just a barber. To his customers and family in North Hempstead Town, his friendship and kindness made him a cut above and deserving of a recent honor. For nearly 40 years, Commisso trimmed the hair of generations of customers at his barbershop on 425 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset, becoming a community fixture until he died on...

Saturday, January 16th • 10:00am ET Live from Italy!!! Umbria and Valnerina, Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio and More. With Anne Robichaud. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. Do you know what a "norcineria" offers? Ever tasted the famous “lost beans” of the Valnerina? Ever heard of Preci and a curiosity that makes it famous? Let’s warm up our...

He’s the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Armando “Chick” Galella is a Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II veteran who is the toast of his tranquil town, population 10,000. But this year is extra special because Galella is 100 — he marked a century on New Year’s Day. On Saturday, the locals saluted their beloved patriotic hero with a motorcade and a sur...