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by Jonathan Vigliotti   Maintaining Rome's historic landmarks takes a lot more than "three coins in a fountain" and a lot more than the Italian government can afford, given recent economic woes. So officials there have settled on a novel solution to their ancient problem: corporate sponsorship. The only water flowing at the Trevi F...

by Stefano Micelli   A fine maggio, l'associazione degli ex allievi dell'Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia ha invitato alcuni imprenditori del settore agroalimentare per capire dai diretti interessati le potenzialità di un settore oggi in grande crescita.   Dopo un primo giro di interventi, ciò che ha colpito i presenti è stata l'asse...

Liberty Science Center announced today the appointment of Fabiano Caruana, the number two ranked chess player in the world for most of 2015 and the strongest American chess player in history, to the position of LSC Visiting Grandmaster and Chess Works! Ambassador. Born in Miami and raised in Brooklyn, Caruana joins Liberty Science Center at a part...

Sefano Bonomo, the New York Red Bulls' second pick of the MLS SuperDraft (39th overall) and presumptive member of an elite tier of frequent flyers, has joined NYRB II per a report from Big Apple Soccer's Kristian Dyer - and subsequently confirmed by the club.   This news marks the end of a six-and-half-month journey through some of world Eur...

"Alto" delivered with humor, panache and great heart at its North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) debut at the Carolina Theatre. It's easy to see why the film by writer and director Mikki del Monico, has, so far, garnered five film festival awards, including the NCGLFF Jury Award for Best Women's Feature.   At first, the...

by Katie Tonarely   Reader Kat Minx describes herself as a downtown Springfield kind of gal, but after an extended trip around the United States that included spots along the West Coast, she found herself back in Springfield, living on the south side. Her new home meant finding new stomping grounds that didn't all include downtown Springfi...

By Rosario Mariani As a small boy in the 1950's, I remember passing by a shop in the piazza of my small town in Abruzzo and seeing the Rappresentante ("representative") sign. Obviously, I had no idea what it meant, but somehow I knew that when it was my turn to leave Italy, the gentleman inside would make it all happen.   When I was in the...

by Lauren Helmer   "You'll hear me talk about the house. This is the house, all of us, this place," says Sous Chef Mike Brady, gesturing to his surroundings. He sits in the private dining room of GianMarco's Restaurant in the quaint Edgewood neighborhood, where he's worked since he helped open it with the Respinto family 14 years ago.  ...

by Lianna Nakashima   Most people go to Italian food for their carbohydrate-heavy dishes like pasta, pizza and paninis. However, many do not know the true tastes of authentic Italian cuisine from the Americanized versions they are so often exposed to.   While some restaurants strive to emulate the iconic tastes of the boot-shaped coun...

The woman, a retired teacher, has already outlived two husbands and lives with her third, a retired bank employee, in Scafati. While Italians from the south have a reputation for vitality in their advanced years, the woman claims to have been disappointed with her third husband's lack of peformance in bed.   According to Cronache Scafat...

Sunday, October 25 | 5:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge: Parlare con la Musica e il proprio Corpo - Petra Conti Interview. Stefano Marchese interviews Petra Conti, first ballerina at the Boston Ballet, with screening of video clips. Petra Conti graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 200...

by Monica Sandreczki   Political candidates are often thought of as being guarded about their lives. Here in the Southern Tier, WSKG wanted to get a more personal look at the two candidates running for the state senate: Republican Fred Akshar and Democrat Barbara Fiala.   Who better to provide personal insight on them than people clos...