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The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s annual dinner will have a little Italian flair this year. Former Pittston Area and Penn State star Jimmy Cefalo will serve as keynote speaker for the event, set for March 17th at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Tickets can be purchased through any member of the organization or can be bought at the P...

Italy has the unenviable fortune of having lived through not one, but two lost decades. Italy, among other things, has several depressing primates, such as one of the most anaemic levels of growth, one of the lowest occupational rates in Western Europe, including for women and young. Italy still continues to invest too little in education, while in...

To mark the most romantic day of the year, Osteria Bocelli celebrated Valentine’s Day with a unique evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Alex Leonard Trio, where swing and jazz music from the great American songbook reverberated from every corner of the room. Guests indulged in a divine four course dinner a la executive chef, Stefano...

On Epix’s upcoming gangster sequence Godfather of Harlem, Vincent D’Onofrio performs Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, and Giancarlo Esposito performs Adam Clayton Powell Jr. They’re two rising titans at cross functions. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was New York’s first elected Congressman of African-American descent and was instrumental in pushing social and...

I’ve traveled extensively throughout mainland Italy over the past 20 years. I love the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle differences in the regions from north to south and east to west. However, my trip to Sardinia this past November was my first encounter with the island. Italy’s second largest island after Sicily, Sardinia is best known for its...

I've been living in New York for several years now and my vision remains that of an Italian and an authentic Roman – who looks for his Bel Paese in the details – like my favorite ingredient, the artichoke. With my family’s blessing, I decided to take our Roman culinary tradition to the Big Apple in 2012. I already knew the city well enough because...

Al via la seconda edizione di “Vivo d’Arte”, il concorso-premio dedicato ai giovani artisti italiani (al di sotto dei 36 anni di età) residenti stabilmente all’estero. Il successo della prima edizione ha confermato l’iniziativa come eccellente strumento per valorizzare la creatività e il talento dei nostri giovani connazionali residenti all’estero...

Barcellonetta, an Italian term meaning small and pretty Barcelona, is the nickname for the city of Alghero, on the Northern coast of Sardinia dating back to the 1372 conquest of the city by Catalans. In this pearl on the Coral Riviera, street names are still written in both Catalan and Italian and there is even a Catalan TV. That ancient domination...

Of course there are secrets for Italian recipes you should follow if you want to make a bona fide Italian dish! In the  first part of this series, we looked at desserts. Now it’s time to take a closer look to  the rest of the menu! Are you ready? These are some rules of thumb to follow when choosing to prepare a basic Italian dish. If you happen to...

Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

After numerous Italian communities have tried to revive their dwindling populations by selling off dilapidated homes for little more than a dollar, one town has come up with a new approach. Teora, a pretty destination located in the southern region of Campania, is hoping to lure potential residents by offering to pay towards their rent if they move...

Little Italy signs highlighted Italian food products on display at Whole Foods, trying to guide customers through their authenticity and quality offer as they walked through the store in downtown Washington DC on a Sunday afternoon. The initiative launched by the Amazon-owned US specialty grocer, also featured on its home page is an effort to help...