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After nearly ten seasons as a Chicago Cubs fan favorite during which time he led his team to the 2016 World Series title in addition to winning four Gold Gloves Awards, a Silver Slugger Award and a Roberto Clemente Award, Anthony Rizzo will play for the New York Yankees for at the least the remainder of the season as the Bronx Bombers bolster their...

If you’re looking for something different and unique to eat — look no further than Avicolli’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Kitchen in Fayetteville. “When you walk inside,” says owner Nick Avicolli, “you have like these beautiful brick walls and it’s almost like you’re walking into a Speakeasy. You have this light up LED bar and you look in the back and you h...

Si rende noto che il Consolato Generale di New York intende procedere alla nomina del Console onorario da porre a capo del Consolato onorario con competenza per Buffalo, Stato di New York. Il Console onorario, che opererà sulla base delle istruzioni fornite dal Consolato Generale di I classe di New York, sarà chiamato a svolgere funzioni di assiste...

Mike Molinaro and his family will be hosting their first-ever golf tournament to benefit Team Cure at Roswell Park on Saturday, Aug. 7, but golf foursomes need to register by Saturday. Many Lockport residents might remember Italian Fest – which was canceled due to COVID-19 last year – and the bocce tournaments held at Walnut and Pine streets. Still...

When the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame presented Richie Merlo with a lifetime achievement award last December, it capped a career that spanned more than six decades and stretched from coast to coast. A crooner and jazz trumpeter, Mr. Merlo was featured in the Buffalo area’s leading nightclubs, past and present. At the fabled Town Casino in the early 1...

Versace continues to invest in the North American market to expand its retail network. While the Italian luxury fashion house, which is owned by Capri Holdings, is scouting for a new location in Uptown New York to replace its former boutique on Fifth Avenue, which closed last February, Versace has just opened a 3,070-square-foot store in the heart...

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University Event Announcement: September 26, Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XV Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture.  Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook Univ...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation and Italian American Museum of New York City are sponsoring a celebration of the De Cenza Murder Mystery series by Italian-American author Arthur Cola. The event will be taking place on the evening of Friday, September 24th at the Columbus Citizens Foundation building located at 8 E. 69th St. in New York City across...

Another beloved tradition will soon return from the COVID-19 doldrums. Bensonhurst’s annual Feast of Santa Rosalia begins Aug. 19, with all the fanfare that people have enjoyed for 45 years. The 10-day event includes rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and, of course, a vast array of food. The feast will take place on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Crist...

A new mural by Nicole Cherry has popped up at the corner of Hertel and Delaware, directly next to the soon-to-open Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (more on that front soon).This mural proudly waves the North Buffalo flag. There is also a nice shout out to Hertel’s role as “Little Italy” – the street was once home to the Italian Festival and is...

The beloved Gaia Italian Cafe shuttered last July after nearly a decade on East Houston, one of scores of eateries that closed due to complications from coronavirus. Exactly one year later, the fan favorite is back! Namesake chef-owner Gaia Bagnasacco signed a lease for the ground floor of 119 Essex Street, last home to Char Sue (another pandemic v...

While there’s never a right time to lose a loved one, losing an elderly parent can oftentimes be a more traumatic experience than if a parent passes earlier in life. Just ask anyone who’s lived through the sad scenario. They’ve always been a part of your day to day life — even if separated by miles. Learning to live life without them can be difficu...