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Ray Liotta has a reason to celebrate this holiday season! On Monday, the 66-year-old actor revealed that he asked his now-fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, to marry him — and she said yes! "Christmas wishes do come true," Liotta wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph of the two in front of a Christmas tree. "I asked the love of my life to marry me, and tha...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, reports on an extremely active past year and prepares for more activity in 2021 at defending Columbus and Italian American civil rights. It also recognizes the strong support - both with activism and financial backing – of Ital...

In many ways, Rocco DiSpirito has been the face of contemporary American cooking. He’s been at the forefront of this country’s embrace of cuisine since the 90s as one of our first “Celebrity Chefs.” This status has been built and sustained on a platform that covers many facets of food, from the kitchen of high-end restaurants to reality TV shows to...

Louise Ricci Mulgrew, a longtime member and supporter of ISDA, passed away just before Christmas at the age of 81. The news was announced on social media by her children last week: “At 5:35 on December 22nd our mother, Louise, passed away from complications due to COVID 19. She had been struggling with COVID for several days and lost the fight. Her...

The photo in the top left is a photo of Salvatore Pedalino from Belleville, N.J., who enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor. He was stationed in the Pacific and fought  in the largest battle of the Pacific arena known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. The group photo on the right in the collage shows five of Salvatore’s brothers who...

CASTAGNA, The Honorable William J. "Bill" passed away peacefully on Friday December 18, 2020 at the age of 96, surrounded by his family. In his 96 years he had many roles husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, lawyer, judge, mentor and colleague, to name but a few. The son of Italian immigrants, he was born an...

Armando Varricchio, Italy's ambassador to the United States, believes that President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be an important date not just for this country, but for the world. "We look forward to working with the administration, and January 20 will be a very important day not just for the United States but for the world," Varricchio sai...

A new non-fiction book has just been published about a young boy working at his Father’s coal mines in the USA, and about the immigration of the boy’s ancestors from Italy 50 years earlier. Louis Ronald Scatena is the author of "ANTHRACITE BOOT CAMP", and it's a true story about his childhood working under the direction of his hard-working Father,...

There’s really no understating the stardom of actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood beginning in the mid-’60s. After a tenure on the long-running TV series Rawhide and a few notable Hollywood movies, it took a stint in Italy to turn him into a megastar. Three films under director Sergio Leone changed his career forever; the films he made in the wake...

Recently published by the late John DiMaggio, Sarge, was a long time in the making. “He wrote it over many years, both while he was working and after he had retired and was living in Las Vegas,” says the author’s daughter, Debra DiMaggio, who was the primary force behind getting Sarge into print (and who also was kind enough to send me a review cop...

European football has been confirmed Leader Also in sales in the USA. “World Football Store“ A study published this week confirms this finding. For the compilation of this map, the period from November 1 to December 1 was taken into account, and only the sets (shirts and shorts) of men were counted, thus excluding the female and children’s models....

January 5, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. To start off the new year, we are privileged to have Susan Pohl presenting her unique story from Umbria, Italy. Has there been a time over the years that you wanted to pick up and leave the US? Susan did it seven years ago! Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION. I...