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Andrew Cecere grew up in the Pittsburgh of the 1930s, back when the idea that ancestry is destiny permeated American thought. In cities, it was the age of racial and ethnic neighborhoods. The Italians here, the Irish over there, beyond them the Poles, the blacks, and so forth. In the urban mosaic, you knew your place, and were expected to make the...

by Victoria L. Cann   Summer is winding down, and the beginning of school marks an important weekend coming up in Clarksburg — the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. But first a tasty prelude arrives in the form of the 28th annual Pasta Cook-Off, which will be held this Saturday. "The Pasta Cook-Off didn't start with t...

Rich Celender stood inside an ancient Roman bath just outside the Italian city of Volterra. His LiDAR rig shot millions of laser scans at the ancient walls and ruins, collecting billions of points of data.   "It was surreal, standing within a Roman bath from 3,000 years ago," said Celender, a vice president of civil engineering at Civil &...

The first batches of PGI (Protected geographical indication) Emilia-Romagna, Abate Fetel pears could leave as early as the next production campaign for the United States. The pilot project to test the opportunities of the U.S. market for regional fruits and vegetables starting with PGI Abate pear for which the Italian region Emilia-Romagna is a wo...

Are you an Italian American who is sick and tired of the negative portrayal and denigration of our heritage? If so, we need you to attend the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition general meeting on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Chancellor's Suite in Seton Hall University, South Orange. The event is free and all are welcome to atte...

As of today, posters of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States will welcome travelers arriving to Washington Dulles International Airport. "After the initiative "poetry on the bus," which displayed photographs from some of Italy's most celebrated contemporary photographers paired with verses by some of our country's most celebrated poets...

Dal 1 marzo prossimo il Consolato d'Italia a Newark sospenderà la sua attività. I connazionali residenti nella circoscrizione dovranno quindi rivolgersi al Consolato generale d'Italia a New York.   Dallo scorso lunedì - 10 febbraio – il Consolato di Newark non accetta più prenotazione online: i connazionali che hanno già prenotato un appunta...

Patrick L. Gilkey, a Lincoln High senior has been awarded a 2015 Corona D'Italia $500.00 scholarship. This award is given to a child or grandchild of an active member of the Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 or Sons of Italy #607 who attain the scholastic record and involvement in school activities as required.   The grandson of member Mary Jane Fo...

Columbus Day isn't until Oct. 12, but the Italian American community was out in full force six months early when the North Bergen Public Library held their "Taste of Italy" event on April 25. The afternoon was packed with activities, entertainment, education, and food, food, food.   Hundreds of attendees showed up from the area to share...

The 11th Annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade, which will be held in East Hanover, New Jersey, on Sunday, October 11, starting at 2pm, features Michéal Castaldo as the Grand Marshal. In addition, Castaldo will be sharing his beautiful voice with the congregation at the 10:30 a.m. mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanov...

by Claudia Astarita   Enel Green Power North America is among the five companies awarded with the right to bid for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) using geothermal technology aimed at supplying the U.S. Army. Only those five pre-selected companies will be invited to take part to future bids. If selected, the Italian company will participate...

Dal 20 al 27 ottobre 2013 la IACCGP organizzerà a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, una missione esplorativa imprenditoriale e commerciale, rivolta a tutte le imprese italiane interessate ad avviare o rafforzare rapporti economici con le imprese locali della Greater Philadelphia, un mercato di sicuro interesse nel quale sono in atto divers...