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During a meeting held at the Consulate General of Italy in New York, the new members of the Comites in the presence of the Consul General of Italy Fabrizio Di Michele, elected Predident Alessandro Crocco, 35 years old, of White Plains, New York.  The new President immediately addressed the assembly, thanked everyone for having participated in the f...

The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, NJ is proud to present one of America's Got Talent Champion Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti. On Friday, February 18, 2022. Valentinetti is a crooner from Long Island, New York, who early influence was his Italian-American grandmother's love of the classic crooner sounds of Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Frank Sina...

Way back more than a century ago, in the year 1914, a brand new bakery opened in Clarksburg, West Virginia: Tomaro’s Bakery. It brought authentic Italian flavors all the way across the ocean to Appalachia. Decades later, it's the oldest Italian bread bakery in West Virginia, and it still serves up some of the best breads and baked goods to be found...

As 2021 comes to a close, the statue of Christopher Columbus remains standing in Marconi Plaza. And as it has for the past year and a half, it remains entirely enclosed in a wooden box. The legal battle over whether the City of Philadelphia is allowed to relocate the statue could take another year or two to reach a conclusion, said the lawyer argui...

Dominic Averza, a leader in Baltimore’s Italian American community who led a firm that completed numerous downtown sidewalk, road and bridge projects, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 11 at his Baltimore County home. He was 94. Born in Baltimore and raised in Little Italy on South High Street, he was the son of Joseph Averza and Vittoria...

Does New Jersey need another Italian restaurant? Maybe not as much as all of the other states, but if you build it they will come. Our state is probably home to more Italian eateries per capita than any other place in the world, except for Italy. And even that contest would be close. People's appetite for Italian cuisine along with the expertise an...

In the early 2010s, a pack of ambitious young-gun chefs and restaurateurs ushered in a new golden age of dining in Pittsburgh that earned a lofty national profile the city had never before seen. East End restaurants Dinette, Spoon and Legume had already set the tone for a renaissance. Meat & Potatoes re-established Downtown as a chic dining destina...

A new book is celebrating Philadelphia’s Italian influences, including the first settlers, business leaders and politicians. NBC10’s Tracy Davidson speaks with Andrea Canepari, the book’s co-editor and Philadelphia’s former Consul General of Italy.

Salami, cheese, prosciutto. Cannot forget about that fresh mozzarella. Yes, these are all things found on grandma’s table before a big Sunday dinner or just one of the many items found at a local favorite under new management. Mid-Shore Meats Italian Specialties is now open, and family-owned, and operated. Whether you’re Italian, or love some good...

Attorneys for the City of Pittsburgh said that a lawsuit filed against it last year to save the Christopher Columbus statue at Schenley Park ought to be dismissed because the organization that filed it doesn’t have standing. In documents filed last week in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, the city said the group suing it, the Italian Sons and D...

Dinnertime, for an Italian family, is sacred. It’s an opportunity to gather around the table, share a meal, drink some good wine and engage in great conversation. The spread on Christmas Eve represents the heart of this tradition. The Feast of the Seven Fishes — for which seven seafood items are prepared — has been handed down through generations....

For six years, business and life partners Brendon Hudson, right, and David Monteagudo have owned and operated Liliahna, a catering business named after Hudson’s great-aunt, who hails from a small town (Port S. Elpidio) in Southern Italy. But last September, the duo, who met while still in culinary school, decided to branch out their business and op...