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Around the world, there is cause for concern – but that cause should not create a need for hysteria. Unlike many media outlets today, authorities and experts in the health fields say there is no reason to fear visiting Italy – so long as you take the same precautions you would against the flu. Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio warned that an “...

Carnevale culminated Tuesday evening at the Annual Dante Alighieri Society’s famous Martedì Grasso, or Fat Tuesday, celebration in Jersey City, New Jersey (562 Summit Ave.). A New Orleans’ themed party replete with shiny beads, colorful masks, and swinging jazz music, revelers stuffed themselves one final time before the penitential season of Lent...

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away. The explosion was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold 15 Milky Ways, said lead autho...

Fellini! Fashion! Vampires! And an exciting international lineup of documentaries, comedies, unconventional love stories, and politically engaged films. This eight day series gives a small taste of the world renowned festival of rare and restored films - Il Cinema Ritrovato - that draws thousands of international cinema fans to Bologna, Italy every...

Celine “CeCe” Cimino (Patricelli) passed away suddenly February 21st surrounded by her loving family; vivacious and vibrant to the end. Celine was a long time Mercer Island resident where she was known for her years of primary school teaching, her Italian cooking and her radiant personality.  Born in Seattle in 1939 to a large Italian family, Celin...

Cut & Share is a 3-year project, co-financed by the European Community, whose aim is increasing awareness in the United States and Canada about European premium products with Designation of Origin, in particular: Pecorino Toscano DOP and Prosciutto Toscano DOP. The Cut & Share campaign consists of events such as seminars, workshops, tasting courses...

The Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York honored their longtime treasurer on Tuesday night. Paul Catalano is 98 years old, and is just finally leaving his leadership role with the organization. The federation celebrated Catalano at Banchetti by Rizzo’s in Amherst. Catalano told News 4 he has loved looking after the organizat...

Sunday March 1 2020 from 3PM to 4 PM EST. The Union Church In Waban - 14 Collins Road, Waban, Massachusetts 02468. In his quest to become a real boy, the wooden puppet Pinocchio must overcome temptation and danger with the help of his closest friends. Told in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energe...

Una spada di 5000 anni fa, tra le più antiche armi anatoliche al mondo, è stata scoperta - per caso -  da una dottoranda dell'Università di Ca' Foscari, Vittoria Dall'Armellina, nel monastero dell'Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a Venezia. L'arma è custodita nel Museo di San Lazzaro; si tratta di una piccola spada, collocata in una vetrina insie...

The Chicago Public School Board voted late Wednesday to replace Columbus Day on its official school calendar with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” In doing so, the board demonstrated that in order to uplift one ethnic community, it was willing to step on the back of another. The move is a slap in the face to Chicago’s Italian-American Community. But more...

In anticipation of International Women's Day (March 8) and of Italian Research Day (April 15) , the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles hosts the photographic exhibition Life as a Scientist - The Faces of “100 Female Experts” Project organized with the Bracco Foundation, in coordination with the Embassy of Italy in US and under the auspices o...

Italian health authorities asked residents in northern Italy to ride out shuttered schools, closed factories and other public health measures for a little longer Friday as the country's count of coronavirus cases rose to 888, the most by far of any nation outside Asia. Under quarantine orders the government imposed on 11 towns a week ago, only supe...