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Well Podcast fans, its time once again to turn our eyes to our beloved Motherland for the continuing drama that is Italian politics, as our cousins across the Atlantic are gearing up for the latest constitutional referendum facing voters in the Italian Republic –including those living abroad like the many Italian American dual citizens here in the...

No crisis affects companies equally. But for one human connection consultancy, Covid-19 has been an incredible blessing. That’s not to downplay the damage the pandemic has done. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey showed 83% of small businesses have experienced either a “large” or “moderate” negative effect. Entrepreneurs are strug...

Since we couldn't have our Annual Feast of Mother Cabrini this year, we decided to help out our community with our first "P B & J FREE Lunch giveaway" on Saturday September 12th, 2020 at the River of Life Full Gospel Church in Bay Shore, NY. With the help of our amazing team of Lodge Volunteers, we made 500 FREE lunch bags filled with lots of love,...

The statue of Christopher Columbus stood in Wooster Square Park for more than 100 years as a symbol of the Italian-American presence in New Haven. After its removal on June 24, a decision was made to replace it with an appropriate memorial to the Italian-American experience. Mayor Justin Flicker appointed a Wooster Square Monument Committee to deci...

Tune in this Wednesday for the second episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE!: Season 2. Wednesday (9/16) at 7pm EST/4pm PST on Facebook Live, our hosts Mark DeNunzio and Mary Kovach will be joined Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and award winning restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich! Don't forget to tune in and leave your questions f...

Edoardo Tresoldi has inaugurated a permanent installation on Reggio Calabria’s seafront, in Italy entitled Opera. Commissioned by the local Municipality and the Metropolitan City, the public art intervention “was created to celebrate the contemplative relationship between place and human beings through the language of classical architecture and the...

A Mt. Sinai doctor, Sean Morrison, has been charged with petit larceny after he allegedly destroyed his elderly’s neighbor’s Christopher Columbus statue, the New York Post reports. As John Cartafalsa, 91, walked into his New York City apartment building lobby in late June, after spending months hunkered down in Florida due to the pandemic, he happe...

Outdoor lessons on the Palatine Hill solves covid-19 distancing problems as Italy's schools reopen after coronavirus lockdown. School children in Rome could soon swap the classroom for open-air lessons in the Roman Forum and on the Palatine Hill, as Italy's schools reopen following a six-month lockdown due to covid-19. The unique outdoor education...

Nico’s Little Italy, the sister restaurant of Salina-based Martinelli’s Little Italy, plans to open in Aggieville sometime in October. While the restaurant itself is new to the Manhattan area, operating partner Nicolette Unruh is a familiar face among the community. She has lived in Manhattan for the past 4 years, driving back and forth from Martin...

Earlier this month, Danny DeVito talked with James Corden on his CBS late night show about voicing the character of Bob the dog in the new release of “The One and Only Ivan” movie “I am a dog person, a cat person, an animal person,” DeVito told Corden. He’s also a family person and said he wished he could bring his New Jersey family with him to San...

Italy's winemakers have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. As harvest season begins, how are they faring? Piedmont-based wine expert Evan Byrne spoke to producers about the financial aid available and their experiences so far. As far as financial assistance is concerned, different proposals were mentioned, but many producers were sketchy on t...

A lone fig tree was the focal point of my grandparents’ backyard in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and a source of great pride for both of them. My grandfather took extraordinary care to swathe the entire tree from roots to tip before the winter to protect it from the cold, and my grandmother beamed with pleasure whenever she brought the ripe fruit she picked...