Few stories sound like less fun than that of the luckless inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Rosebank resident who was unrecognized for inventing a pre-Alexander Graham Bell telephone and spent much of his life in grinding poverty.   And yet, "Meucci's Message," a new play by James Armstrong, injects warmth and humor into the material....

Thanks to a generous grant from Time Warner Cable and The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors' Competition was a great success on June 15, 2015, hosted at Staten Island Tech High School.   Well attended by students, families, a representative from Senator Lanza's office, Congressman Vito Fossella (as a parent) who spo...

By Michele Zurleni   Un cognome italiano per New York. Bill De Blasio è il favorito per le elezioni del primo cittadino. Italiani d'America. Sono decine e decine i nomi di artisti, politici, scienziati, inventori, letterati, sportivi, giuristi ma anche di criminali che hanno contribuito a fare la storia degli Stati Uniti. Questa è una p...

On June 11th 2002 the United States House of Representatives righted a wrong that had persisted for over 130 years. They passed a resolution honoring Antonio Meucci, an Italian migrant who lived in Staten Island, for his key contribution to the invention of the telephone. But to this day, his name is still overshadowed by Alexander Graham Bell's....

Le rivoluzioni e le guerre del 1848 provocano il movimento di migliaia di esuli e profughi: per l'Italia e l'Europa, è la prima volta nella Storia. Per qualcuno, però, occorre addirittura mettere un Oceano tra sé e, magari, una condanna già passata in giudicato. Spesso, in questi casi, la meta sono gli Stati dell'America Meridionale, nati da poco –...

Knowing the existence of a few books about the literary production of the Italians in America - from 1776 to World War II - written by a Neapolitan professor named Francesco Durante, we asked him to be interviewed, not knowing that thanks to him we would discover a world. An exceptional world, information very interesting and known by only a few, w...