As the federal Columbus Day holiday approaches, a group of Italian Americans in Baltimore are continuing to raise money to build a replica of the Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down and thrown into the Inner Harbor last summer. The replica is almost complete and and should be done by the end of October, said Bill Martin, an organizer of...

The two day Italian Heritage FestivaI featured delicious Italian food and desserts, vino and Italian/domestic beer, booths packed with game wheels, local vendors, used books at Stiles and Exeter Streets in Downtown Baltimore. The event also had an indoor sit-down pasta dinner, indoor Bingo in the Little Italy Lodge, roving costumers, live stage mus...

Every September for the past few years Little Italy has hosted the world-famous Madonnari Arts Festival. COVID put the kibosh on that in 2020 and organizers feel it’s still not safe enough to gather. But they’re celebrating art and Italian culture by commissioning a mural–a mural so stunning you have to see it for yourself. “Carlos is an internatio...

Buon 140th anniversario, Saint Leo's ... In the 1880s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore had decided to establish an all-Italian parish as it had earlier for Irish and German immigrants. Generations of Italians have been baptized, confirmed, married and buried from our historic parish of Saint Leo the Great, the first church in Maryland - and among the...

Thomas Bozzuto and Barbara Mancinelli, born six months apart, grew up in hardworking Italian American families in Waterbury, Connecticut, but it’s not like they were childhood sweethearts. He was a public school kid who became captain of his high school football team. She went to Catholic school, a self-described music nerd who studied piano. They...

We're visiting the “Charm City” of Baltimore, Maryland on our continuing quest to discover what makes America’s Little Italys so special. With Rosella holed up writing her newest cookbook, hosts John and Pat decide to make a quick "guys trip" to Baltimore’s historic Little Italy for a day filled with friends, food, faith, and a lesson in the Italia...

"The Italian American Civic Club of Maryland and an 80-year-old resident of Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood have retained the firm Piatt Law PLLC, based in Central Pennsylvania, to conduct an investigation to seek answers and determine possible next steps with regard to several violent attacks and possible hate crimes in Little Italy during 2...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOGGIO - ALCARAZ FAMILY! Their Little Italy home was christened Sunday as a CENTENNIAL HOME (1920-2021) by Baltimore Heritage, Inc., meaning it has been occupied by the same family for 100 years. Mary Ann Boggio Alcaraz, a Saint Leo's parishioner, was born in this Stiles Street house and still resides there with her husband R...

We don’t know yet if Trey Mancini’s remarkable comeback story will include an All-Star appearance, but either way, he will be a part of this year’s Midsummer Classic festivities. Mancini on Tuesday announced he would compete in the Home Run Derby, joining Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, Mets slugger Pete Alonso and Rockies shortstop Trevor Story...

Sotto Sopra the Northern Italian Restaurant (www.sottosopra.us) located on historic Charles Street in downtown-Baltimore received the Mayor’s Certificate for Recognition for its 25th Anniversary. Riccardo Bosio opened the chic & stylish Milan-style restaurant on April 9, 1996. It has remained one of the most distinguished dining institutions in the...