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Dear Honorable Nancy Pelosi: This was a sad 4th of July for the Italian American citizens who helped build the City of Baltimore and especially heartbreaking for the Italian American Civic Club of Maryland Inc, which was created in 1943 by your father, the Honorable Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was one of the founding members of our Club. Your brot...

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a public hearing via teleconference to rename Columbus Park to Piazza Italia Park, located in City Council District 1 at 500 Columbus Street. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please note that there is no in-person access to this meeting. There are m...

Many people know of soccer, or football as it is called in the rest of the world. Many dislike the sport because they just don’t get it and it just doesn’t relate to us in North America. You do have to keep something in mind, though: FIFA is one of the largest sport organizations in the world. Not here, Italy, Russia, or Japan, but in 211 countries...

Memorials to Christopher Columbus are coming down across the United States, but the one in Pueblo will stay up for now. Mayor Nick Gradisar had a Community Connections Event Friday, with the memorial in Mesa Junction a big topic. Demonstrations have been held there in recent weeks, with protesters calling for its removal while the city's Italian co...

A hi-tech vegetable garden to grow micro-green on the Moon and in extreme environments such as the polar ones, set up inside a special ‘igloo greenhouse’ designed to withstand very low temperatures. But also space missions simulated thanks to advanced immersive virtual reality techniques. This is the challenge of V-GELM (Virtual Greenhouse Experime...

The Christopher Columbus statue in Buffalo's Columbus Park was removed Friday morning on orders from Mayor Byron Brown and agreement of the Buffalo Common Council. It followed a request by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York to have the statue taken down so it is not a distraction to the social justice movement currentl...

With 170 km of coastline, Le Marche is an ideal summer destination: sandy beaches, wild coves set among cliffs, Mediterranean vegetation, family-friendly seaside resorts, plus many hilltop historic villages to visit when you want a break from the beach.  The Conero area of Le Marche is one of the most popular for a seaside vacation: white sand, tur...

A mob assembled on the Fourth of July, ripped down a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it into Baltimore Harbor. Once again, city officials collectively shrugged their shoulders and looked the other way. In response, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wrote, “Baltimore city leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making...

Lo scorso 29 maggio, in occasione del terzo tavolo di coordinamento sul Turismo delle Radici, promosso dalla Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero del Maeci, il ricercatore Giuseppe Sommario aveva illustrato il progetto di ricerca, condotto dall’Osservatorio permanente sulle Radici Italiane (ORI) dell’Associazione AsSud, intitolato “Scopri...

Police in Waterbury are looking for a New York man who tried to sell the broken-off nose that was once attached to the Christopher Columbus statue in front of city hall. In a news release, the department named 22-year-old Brandon Ambrose, of Port Chester, as a suspect. The Columbus statue was discovered decapitated shortly after 5:30 a.m. on July...

About three years ago, Justin Jones’ love of hospitality and coffee led him to open Georgia Street Grind in downtown Indianapolis. Then, after finding success with what he calls his “proof of concept” at that location, he decided to turn his attention to bringing a new kind of coffee shop to the city: a neighborhood gathering place, inspired by cla...

The story of Italian Masters begins in the southern Italian town of Agrigento on the island of Sicily during the early 1900’s. It was here that a talented young artist with a keen eye for color and a strong desire to learn offered his services as an apprentice to master painters Giuseppe and Vincenzo Guadanga. Under the tutelage of these revered an...