NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

By Ross Parker   Anthony (Tony) Bertoni, a legendary law man both at the Detroit Police Department and as United States Marshal, died this past Sunday at the age of 95. The Bertoni family grew up on the eastside of Detroit during the difficult years of post World War I and the Depression. Like many bright and capable young Irish Catholi...

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises-and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sens...

By Lee Morrison Arrivederci! Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival officials are bidding goodbye to the festival founded in 1989, but are proud of its legacy of providing scholarships and memories. President Bob Mueller, of Dover, said that the festival foundation's executive board — and later the full membership — voted unanimousl...

Two Indiana University faculty members in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have received major recognition for early career contributions to their fields. Computational neuroscientist Franco Pestilli has won the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contrib...

In an industry where life expectancy is notoriously brief, Jim and Pete's Italian Restaurant in Elmwood Park will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary throughout the month of April.   To thank their customers, owners Michael Bucchianeri and Jim Sorce, Jr. will be presenting diners with a gift card for an amount ($10-$1,000) revealed...

Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are seeking candidates to fill the position of Founding Director of the Italian American Studies Program (IASP).   One of more than 20 interdisciplinary programs in CAS, the IASP will be designed to educate students about immigrant bridges to America and the struggles...

Come spend an evening in Italy! Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2013 Italian Film Festival USA of Chicago. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia. Sponsored by Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago....

With the announcement earlier this week of Mariano's Fresh Market's intention to acquire 11 of the 72 soon-to-be shuttered Chicago area Dominick's locations, Mariano's is set to become a leading grocer in Chicago. It should not be a surprise to anyone who has even casually been following grocery retail news over the past few years. From the first...

Join your friends and family at the 18th annual Taste of Little Italy featuring the finest Italian food and wine as it returns to historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Holy Rosary Churchyard, 12009 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH.   The event offers Italian food and wine, live entertainment, and...

By Bill Glauber   Mario Carini was the unofficial historian of Milwaukee's Italian-American community. He was a retired schoolteacher who spent months poring through records in reference libraries. He was the man families entrusted with their precious, vintage black-and-white photos of people and places long gone yet lovingly remembered...

by Terry Flores   Michael Pitts Sr. said he has been "lucky" to have the life he has been blessed with whether by accident or even by reeling it in. On Sunday, Pitts was honored as the Italian American Society's "Man of the Year" at its annual Columbus Day banquet held Sunday night before more than 300 people in attendance.   Pit...

by Alexis McAdams   Among the Italian food, wine, and music at Indy's Serata Italiana was talk of a great cause, raising money for the Nathan Trapuzzano Foundation. "It is really heartwarming because they are total strangers, but they know my story and my family's story. Hopefully they will also know the foundations story," says Nathan'...