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In 2012, when Stefano Morello was still living in Italy, he started to investigate a family mystery: Whatever happened to his great-grandmother Salvatrice Nigido, who in 1913 had left the town of Militello in Eastern Sicily to join her brother and sister-in-law in New York City, leaving behind her husband and 5-year-old daughter Antonia? Morello wa...

Queste sono le giornate in cui negli Stati Uniti si celebrano le lauree degli studenti in tutte le università e college, e in particolare New York, con le tantissime istituzioni accademiche che ospita nei suoi quartieri, pullula di studenti e professori in toga da cerimonia, che festeggiano con i genitori il traguardo raggiunto. Negli stessi giorni...

Un paio di guantoni, grinta da vendere, capacità di sopportazione al dolore illimitata ma anche un senso di disciplina rigido e sangue freddo. Una vita da kickboxer quella di Andrea Galbiati, cinquantenne monzese, due volte campione del mondo, un titolo europeo e quattro titoli italiani, oggi allenatore a New York di fama internazionale negli sport...

Gary McCarthy remembered Election Nights past as he spoke Thursday morning at St. John the Evangelist Church. Republicans and Democrats from Schenectady's Second Ward would gather at the former Westminster United Presbyterian Church at Avenue A and Mason Street and wait for poll numbers. McCarthy said people inside the church were not divided by pa...

Isabella Runfola's life took her from Pennsylvania to Buffalo to Italy and back to Buffalo by the time she was 18, and that was before she won Charleston dancing competitions and met her future husband. But throughout her life, which lasted more than a century, she was a champion for others. “She loved everyone, including those who did not love the...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday (May 20) its four new Goodwill Ambassadors, one of which is Lady Gaga's mom, Cynthia Germanotta as the ambassador for mental health. The role aims to promote healthier lives, improved workforces and overall better mental health across the globe.   Gemanotta took to Twitter to r...

Two outstanding individuals were selected for honors during the 2019 Bronx Columbus Day Parade. Parade organizers and the Morris Park Community Association, which runs the annual community event, selected Frank Vignali, a FDNY Captain as grand marshal and Carol Ann Gilligan, P.S./M.S. 498 principal as honorary grand marshal, said Chris Alessandro,...

Nearly eight decades have passed since Dante Tini left his beloved home and family in Virginia and joined the Navy. He would die at just 19, killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and the United States was at war. On Saturday the remains of Dante Sylvester Tini were blessed at a funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in...

A new exhibit opening Saturday in Coney Island brings to light a bygone era when the seaside neighborhood was instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. From the 1870s to the 1920s, immigrant women and children would come to live in nonprofit summer homes to escape the disease-filled tenement houses of the Lower East S...

Rocco B. Commisso, the billionaire founder and chairman of the cable provider Mediacom, is expected to complete a deal to purchase the Italian soccer club A.C.F. Fiorentina in the coming days. Commisso, who was born in Italy but moved to the United States when he was 12, is also the chairman of the New York Cosmos, and has been investigating the po...

At lunchtime, you’ll find Dora Marzovilla in her usual spot: perched behind a marble-topped table at I Trulli in NoMad, making pasta by hand on a traditional wooden board from Italy. “We tied [the boards] on top of our suitcases with rope when we came over,” the 82-year-old says, recalling her family’s trek from Puglia, in Southern Italy, to New Yo...

Amazing, local theater! Over the River and Through the Woods, written by Joe DiPietro with Jack & Donna Gestri, Jay & Irene Howard, Emily Staudt, Anthony Malchar Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his gran...