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Twelve days afloat — that’s what separated Ralph Chieffo’s life in Italy and his life in America. When he was 7 years old, he boarded an ocean liner in the Port of Naples with his parents, his brother and his sister, and they shared a little room for 12 days until the ship arrived in New York Harbor. “To provide an elementary education for us, my m...

The Donio family of New Jersey has received the same national honor that Frank Sinatra, Tommy Lasorda and Tony Bennett have accepted. The late Frank G. Donio was president and owner of Hammonton, N.J.-based Frank Donio Inc. before retiring in 2000. His sons Jim and John were also owners of the grower-shipper-wholesaler at one time. The family accep...

Orto, meaning “vegetable garden” in Italian, opened in February in a cozy, plant-filled Station North spot formerly home to Colette and Bottega. The menu, hung in the window, is notable for what it’s missing: Familiar items like eggplant parm, spaghetti and pizza — all but required eating in most of Baltimore’s Italian restaurants — are nowhere to...

E’ indetta la selezione per l’assunzione presso l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington di un impiegato con contratto temporaneo (della durata di sei mesi) da adibire ai servizi di Collaboratore Amministrativo. Possono candidarsi coloro che siano in possesso dei seguenti requisiti alla data del presente avviso: abbiano compiuto il 18° anno di età; siano...

The person who is mostly closely linked with U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter is Daniel Scavino Jr. (43), the White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President. The White House Director of Social Media is a new position that was instated for the first time since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. The top leader’...

Gianandrea Noseda introduced the National Symphony Orchestra to the music of Alfredo Casella back in 2015. Thursday evening the Italian conductor featured the Second Symphony on his second program in the Unexpected Italy festival, heard in honor of his home country’s Festa della Repubblica. This outsized work filled the Kennedy Center Concert Hall...

Amedeo Petrongolo Jr., 93, of Berlin, a highly decorated World War II veteran who was twice wounded in combat and who later helped start a family construction company in South Jersey, died Thursday, May 16, of prostate cancer at home. Mr. Petrongolo was known throughout the mid-Atlantic region as an owner of A.P. Construction Inc., a business in Bl...

The house that Tony Soprano called home is listing for sale 20 years after its television debut. The roughly 5,600-square-foot home in North Caldwell, N.J., where America’s favorite fictional mobster scooped up his morning newspaper and swam with ducks, is being listed for sale by the owners, Patti and Victor Recchia, at a “starting price” of $3.4...

Is anyone familiar with word similarity games? Let’s try one now. Capicola. Gabagool. They look exactly the same, right? Take a moment to say them out loud. They sound the same too, right? If you’re scratching your head in slight (or much) confusion, you aren’t alone. Thanks to Dan Nosowitz, the world has a little more of an understanding of this p...

In an age when reaching out to family is as simple as face-timing loved ones on an iPhone, for Ben “Gabe” Esposito, that is simply not enough. The 76-year-old recently explained that family is everything, and for the past 50 years, he and his siblings have arranged an Esposito picnic at Merrill Park annually, where all of their family members come....

L’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ha aperto ieri le celebrazioni per la Festa della Repubblica negli Stati Uniti d’America. Al tradizionale ricevimento nella prestigiosa sede dell’Ambasciata  hanno partecipato oltre 1800 persone accomunate dall’amore per l’Italia. Erano presenti rappresentanti delle varie branche dell’Amministrazione americana, de...

Giovanni “Charley” Buccigrossi nacque a Capracotta, oggi provincia di Isernia, il 9 aprile del 1888. Il padre “Frank”, nato nel 1859, emigrato prima verso il Brasile decise poi di raggiungere gli Stati Uniti. Qui trovò lavoro nella “Mount Hope Mine” di proprietà della omonima “Mount Hope Mining Company” nel New Jersey. Nel 1909 fu nelle condizioni...