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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) urges the District of Columbia City Council to reconsider changing Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. The City Council has fast-tracked the legislation and will consider this bill at its meeting this morning, October 8, at 10 a.m. NIAF’s statement regarding the Christopher Colu...

Tucked on the side of the Comfort Inn and Suites, set back slightly off of Route 1, is GG Italian Restaurant, the “gemma nascosta” of the neighborhood. Glen Mills’ “hidden gem” offers lunch, dinner and a seven-days-a-week happy hour in a sleek and stylish, yet comfortable, upscale environment. However, it’s not only the ambiance and eye-pleasing de...

It’s gravy. And it’s pronounced gaba-gool. If you disagree, you may not be as Italian as you think. Or you are and you’re just from a different part of the country. I grew up in South Jersey and enjoyed Sunday gravy, yes, that’s tomato sauce over spaghetti. My wife grew up in Rhode Island and their gravy is brown and belongs on Turkey and mashed po...

Altomonte’s, the amazing Italian Market & Deli, invites you visit its Doylestown store on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the spirit of discovery and adventure of the great Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus! A fun and memorable experience for children and adults alike! Indulge in a fine culinary adventure. EVENT FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Vis...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Virginia Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. La Vera Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine Topping the list is La Vera Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine. Located at 211 25th St.,...

For the closing event of this year’s Settimana della Lingua Italiana, please join the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States for a special screening of Tosca’s Kiss by Daniel Schimd, restored to its full glory for Dustin Hoffman by the Cinémathèque Suisse on the occasion of the film’s 30...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) held its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 9 at the exclusive Ramsey Golf & Country Club in Ramsey, NJ. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect late summer day to host 80 golfers and guests from the tri-state area. The outing was emceed by Emmy-award winning on-air talent Matt Stucko of Y...

On July 30, Gov. John Carney signed a bill affording historic status to the Bellanca Cruisair, a fast and sightly single-engine taildragger that debuted in the 1930s and was manufactured in a series of models before and after World War II at a factory built by aircraft designer Giuseppe Bellanca in New Castle, Delaware. The factory was built in 192...

The Columbian Foundation will host their 78th Annual Humanitarian, Achievement, and President’s Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm in Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, NJ 07981. Honorees include Edward Cetnar, Superintendent/Director of Public Safety, Port Authority of NY/NJ; Jack Ciattarelli, former New Jersey Assemb...

Restaurant fans have come to know Robbie Felice as the chef and owner (along with his father) of the critically acclaimed Viaggio in Wayne, but his ambition has long reached farther. “On the first day Viaggio opened [in 2016],” he says, “I knew I wanted to open a second restaurant before I was 30.” He impressed even himself. Osteria Crescendo opene...

The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of trag...

Constantino Brumidi is Annapolis’ newest resident. A bronze statue of the Greek-Italian-American historical painter was erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle as a donation to the city from the Foundation of Hellenism of America. The 500-pound statue arrived by air and was placed in Annapolis in late August. Brumidi (1805-1880) w...