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By Kenneth C. Crowe II   The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.   That spray-painted tag "540...

di Roberto Bonzio   Da alcune ore Cristina Dalle Ore, astronoma trevigiana, è rimbalzata su schermi e siti di tutto il mondo, nelle immagini della squadra che alla Nasa ha festeggiato il successo della missione della sonda New Horizons che ha raggiunto Plutone. Fra i protagonisti del libro Italiani di Frontiera, che le ha dedicato anche un...

The IAC Ladies Auxiliary team, representing the Italian Athletic Club of Stockton, won the silver medal in the Open B Division at the United States Bocce Federation's U.S. National Championships during the week of June 21-27 in Methuen, Mass. The IAC Ladies Team competed against other U.S teams and pulled out the silver medal with seven wins and t...

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Teaching Assistant Professor of Italian for appointment to begin September 1, 2016. This is a non-tenure track position, with full benefits and a 3-year contract, renewable; promotion possible. Salary is competitive. The annual teaching load is eight classes on a qu...

Corporate leader Lisa Emerson and Loyola administrator Rev. Michael J. Garanzini will share the spotlight when the Justinian Society of Lawyers hosts its annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 16 at the Palmer House Hilton. (708-338-0760) The following officers will be formally installed at the event: Jessica DePinto (president), Frank A....

By Katherine Schaeffer Angela Hertz's Italian-American grandparents taught her to love her heritage — the food, the culture and the sense of family.  But it wasn't until Hertz started college that she learned the language, studying abroad to hone her language skills. "I made it my career," said Hertz, 38, who has taught Italian at the hi...

The Italian American Club of Jacksonville presents its annual Festa Italiana on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, at its clubhouse at 2838 Westberry Road in Mandarin. The club, established in 1951, has hosted a fall Festa Italiana every October for 25 years. It is hosting this two-day spring celebration of all things Italian from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will host a presentation by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla on Oct. 25 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. (773-588–2515) America's foremost authority on Sicilian language and culture, Cipolla will present his 2015 book "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of Sicily's gr...

by Jennifer Biggs   Lifelong Memphians remember a few choices for Italian food: You had Grisanti's, Coletta's or Pete & Sam's, and chances are one of them was your go-to place. There were various other Grisanti's and a handful of small spaghetti places, but these were the main ones.   Except that for almost 30 years, Brooklyn Brid...

by Nancy Casas   The American Cinematheque presented the European Film festival on Thursday, September 24th, for the opening night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. With special screenings of foreign films from Germany, Greece, and many more, Italian filmmaker Simone Borrelli's short film Eddy was a remarkable humanitarian presentation....

Dr. Dominic M. Nigro was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1893. As a child, Nigro's family moved to the United States and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Notre Dame, earned a medical degree at Creighton University, and went into practice as a doctor, treating Harry Truman before he was President. In the 1930s, he served as...

by Cookie Curci   As much as I would have loved to include every Italian American actor in show business, there was no way I could include everyone in this article. To see their names and listings of all these great Italian american actors please go to this website www.imdb.com/list/ls051384748/ TRUE ITALIAN AMERICAN ACTOR.... Alan Alda...