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Visto il successo dell'iniziativa, la Dante Alighieri ha deciso di estendere agli italiani ovunque residenti "L'Italia a tavola", ricerca che la Dante promuove insieme alla prestigiosa casa editrice "Gambero Rosso". La ricerca, all'inizio destinata ai cittadini residenti in Argentina, Bolivia, Brasile, Cile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perù, Urug...

Nel corso di una cerimonia svoltasi presso l'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, l'Ambasciatore Claudio Bisogniero ha consegnato a James H. Billington, bibliotecario del Congresso, l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine del Merito della Repubblica Italiana conferitagli dal Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano.   L'alto ricono...

by David Falchek   Last week, Italian winemaker Giorgio Rivetti spent two days in Scranton officiating at a candlelight winemaker's dinner at the Country Club of Scranton and a presentation for the Electric City Chapter of the American Wine Society.   The opportunity to meet the vintner and experience the wines of his La Spinetta and...

Best known for playing the role of FBI Agent Skip Lipari in HBO's "The Sopranos," Louis Lombardi is going back to his Italian roots by launching his own gourmet Italian food line, Lombardi's.   The line, which will make its debut the first week of September, includes pastas, sauces, olive oils and olives imported directly from Italy.  ...

By Paul Milo The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders celebrated Italian Heritage Month during earlier this month at the Hall of Records. The event was hosted by District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell and District 5 Freeholder Brendan Gill of Montclair. During the celebration of Italian culture and heritage, the board also hono...

The Center for Italian & Italian-American Culture, 411 Pompton Ave., Suite 5, Cedar Grove, is offering an eight week session in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22.   All three levels will be offered if there are enough students to fill the classes. The fee for members is $99; for non-members $149. Ti...

If a parking lot full of tattooed men in black leather and boots outside a place called Death Row Motorcycles doesn't intimidate you, the roar of a hundred motorcycles probably will.   No, this isn't the premise of a "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off. It was the scene at the 4-fourth annual UNICO Motorcycle Charity Run, which was held Saturday. &n...

Celebrated musical artist Michéal Castaldo has organized a special showcase of art to exalt the glories of Italy and her people. The selected artwork will be presented in the Grand Lobby of the South OrangePerforming Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey. The art show willaccompany a double performance (2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with ex...

The Italian Department at Rutgers now offers an innovative, fully online Italian for Reading Knowledge Certificate Program.   This two-course program surveys Italian vocabulary and idiom, syntax and grammar, helping learners to acquire the language skills necessary to appreciate the works of important Italian authors as they were written. Th...

È stato oggi presentato presso l'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington il "Master in Electoral Policy and Administration" (MEPA), programma di formazione in politiche e sistemi elettorali lanciato dalla Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa e promosso da International IDEA, organizzazione intergovernativa che sostiene lo sviluppo di sistemi democratici sos...

Two Bloomingdale powerhouses–the Red Hen and neighboring pub Boundary Stone–have teamed up for Shaw's hottest new restaurant: All-Purpose. Chef Michael Friedman tapped into his Jersey/Italian-American roots for the 90-seat eatery, whose menu centers around pizzas, house-made charcuterie, and riffs on red sauce classics like eggplant parm and sweetb...

A chain restaurant that recently opened two locations in Maryland will soon open in Baltimore's Little Italy. Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar is getting ready to debut a 7,701-square-foot eatery early next year in the long-closed former Velleggia's Restaurant at Pratt and Albermarle streets. Boston's is a chain that offers a menu of pizz...