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Bedford resident Chazz Palminteri, known for his 1993 film "A Bronx Tale," as well as other roles, most recently as Shorty in ABC's "Modern Family," will open an Italian restaurant in White Plains. According to business partner Jack Sinanaj, Chazz Palminteri Restaurant & Pizza, will take over what had been Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza. (Anthony's clo...

The cancellation of the Clark UNICO Italian Feast this October leaves not only a disappointment for the community but a shortfall in funding for the organization.  The proceeds from the annual event are used to fund many charitable activities throughout the year and to give scholarships to graduating seniors.  The ongoing pandemic challenged the or...

The Art Commission has voted to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. They voted 3-0 in favor of removing the Columbus statue, which was vandalized twice this summer. It follows emotional debates between members of the Italian American community and Native Americans. The statue has stood in Oakland for more than 60 years, a symbo...

The beauty of life in Roseland is that, as varied as it was, it had happenings that were so dependable as to be practically traditional. That memory endures even in a pandemic world where everyone’s events have been curtailed, cancelled, downplayed, postponed, simplified and placed in a downward spiral. Roseland’s traditions make reminiscing easy....

Sorella, meaning “sister” in Italian, was named after one of owner Kyle Toner’s  two daughters, but the food… It’s all Jersey boys at their finest. The owners of the newest Italian restaurant to hit the Bay View, located in the Kinn boutique hotel, are both from New Jersey and made their mark in Milwaukee at some of Milwaukee’s top listers over the...

Many City Council members are now firmly behind the push underway to rename Columbus Day in Baltimore. The bill was introduced Monday. It has several more steps to go. Every October, for more than 125 years, Baltimore's Columbus Day Parade winds through the Inner Harbor and Little Italy. It's said to be the oldest celebration of Columbus in the nat...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, secured funding for its litigation efforts defending Italian American civil rights and restoration of Columbus statues and monuments, and seeks additional financial support for other potential legal actions across the country.Recently, IAOVC filed a l...

Wednesday, Sept. 23 will prove to be a pivotal moment in Pittsburgh’s history, as the city’s Art Commission will decide the fate of the 50-foot Christopher Columbus monument, which has overlooked Oakland since 1958. Click here and vote “NO ACTION” to make your voice heard, before it’s too late. The Schenley Park statue, sculpted by Italian-born Pit...

The Italian restaurant that’s coming to the former Alto Fumo space (2909 Wilson Blvd) in Clarendon is a few weeks away from opening. Mazaro is the name of the new restaurant, which was first touted in window coverings declaring that “Italy is Coming!” The coverings are now off and interior work has largely wrapped up, according to Aziza Naji, a par...

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of music and friendship, that started in the early 2000s,...

Tucked into the bustle of day-to-day life are hints of cultures that once dominated Southwestern Pennsylvania, brought by immigrants looking for work and new opportunities. Details come in the form of ethnic social halls, proud churches parishioners loyally attend on Sundays, and neighbors who have known each other for generations scattered through...

There will be no formal Columbus Day program in Westfield this year, organizers of the annual event said. The Westfield Italian American Club and Greater Westfield UNICO in a statement said the event’s organizers consulted with town officials and agreed to cancel the program in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. In June, Westfield health offic...