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"Il Governo si è dichiarato favorevole al mio ordine del giorno al Decreto Rilancio, sottoscritto anche dalle colleghe Schirò e Quartapelle, nel quale ho fatto alcune articolate proposte in materia di turismo di ritorno e ho chiesto di considerare l'urgenza di intervenire concretamente in questo campo. Una delle maggiori preoccupazioni di questi me...

After a rally Wednesday evening in downtown New Britain, a few dozen people took turns phoning into a common council meeting to demand the city remove its Christopher Columbus statue. “I’m a second-generation Italian and I still think it should be removed,” resident Joan Leone told the council. “Italians have enough to be proud of. There are a lo...

The intensive care unit of an Italian hospital devastated by the coronavirus is finally COVID-19-free. The Papa Giovanni XXIII, the main hospital in Bergamo, on Wednesday reported no virus patients in its ICU for the first time in 137 days — since the first patient was admitted on Feb. 23, according to Italian news agency ANSA. Bergamo’s surroundin...

The surge of online petitions and marches to remove Columbus monuments across New York City has come to Astoria Boulevard. Over a hundred people, including state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), marched from Astoria Park to the neighborhood’s Columbus monument on June 17 to demand that it be removed as a way of reckoning with his legacy of murder...

In just a few weeks, Liam Neeson's "Made in Italy", a heartwarming father-son dramedy set in the Tuscan countryside will be released. The film, directed by James D’Arcy, comes just in time for those dreaming of a rustic summer vacation in Italy, candlelight dinners and a bit of family drama. Actors Liam Neeson and his actual son, Micheál Richardson...

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Thursday he was not going to tolerate the destruction of property, warning those who toppled the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy that “if we identify them, they will be brought to justice.” Young’s comments are the strongest reaction from the administration since the Fourth of July incident...

Amid regular announcements of permanent restaurant closures forced by COVID-19, a historic favorite will return to the city’s downtown this fall. Announced over the weekend, the Rosa Restaurant will see its third incarnation at its original 70 State St. location. Armando’s, the restaurant which took over the space in late 2018, is now marked as “pe...

Being an Italian in the United States over the past several weeks has meant living the nightmare of the pandemic twice. The first time was in February and March, as I heard the stories coming from parents and friends in Italy, once the global epicenter of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The virus has killed almost 35,000 people...

The 2022 edition of the Ryder Cup at Rome has been put off till 2023 after the 2020 edition in the USA was put off till 2021 due to COVID-19, PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe said Wednesday. The first Italian-staged event will now take place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club at Guidonia Montecelio on the outskirts of the Italian capital in...

A few weeks ago, I went shopping at Caputo’s Bakery Shop, and Court Street Pastry in my old Carroll Gardens neighbourhood. During these hard times, there is nothing like ciabatta bread and sweet delicious pastries to bite back on that locked-in feeling. Thankfully, bakeries are considered essential businesses. Stopping in at Caputo’s first, I recog...

Each country has its most common and popular names. The newborn unconsciously carries on ancient traditions or represents a breaking point with the past. First, names enclose mystical meanings in themselves, covering everything from family history to religion, from a personal idol to the trends of the moment. But which are the most common names for...

The Italian food sector will register a 5% decrease in revenue in 2020 due to the effect of coronavirus, but is likely to stage a comeback next year, posting 7.7% growth. The forecast comes from the sixth edition of the Food Industry Monitor by the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo (Cuneo), carried out in association with Ceresio Inves...