Over the past week, two high-profile leaders in the New York metropolitan area found themselves at the center of unfolding political scandals. At least one, it seems, has some plausible deniability. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's political future is in doubt over the ever-widening "Bridgegate" fiasco, as emails revealed that members of his c...

Bill de Blasio has won the New York mayoral elections, becoming the first Democrat to hold the post since 1993. With an opinion poll lead of around 40 percentage points among likely voters ahead of election day, Mr de Blasio's victory was largely expected.   The former Hillary Clinton senate campaign manager ran on a promise to narrow t...

E dopo le elezioni Luigi de Magistris vola a New York. Si tratta di una missione istituzionale che lo vedrà impegnato dal 3 al 9 giugno. Fitta l'agenda di appuntamenti, tra i più significativi la conferenza su emigrazione Napoli - New York: Città a confronto, moderata da Anthony Tamburri, preside del John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, is...

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.   Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's...

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some "real disagreements" with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, de Blasio has been in office about 85 days – two weeks shy of the 100-day mark. But that is enough time for Giuliani to make a jud...

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...

Attribute to Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., National Italian American Foundation Chairman (NIAF) and John M. Viola, NIAF President   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation Board of Directors, we send our warmest congratulations to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in his re-election victory, and to Bill de Blasio, who was overwhe...

by Jennifer Fermino, Kenneth Lovett   Mayor de Blasio still has Gov. Cuomo's back. The mayor said Wednesday he's been too busy to focus on allegations that Gov. Cuomo interfered with his anti-corruption commission - but branded the governor a "person of high integrity."   "I think he has a long and impressive history of being an...

There was plenty of Italian-American pride at the Waldorf Astoria on Friday as Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the house to help the Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department recognize Hon. Frank Seddio with the Charles A. Rapallo and Justice Antonin Scalia Award during its 51st annual luncheon.   Not only was the Italian-American...

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who frequently touts his Italian-American heritage, hosted a roundtable with members of the Italian media today, where he affirmed his commitment to his ancestral homeland and was asked whether he would consider getting involved in Italy's upcoming elections.   "I am committed to using everything I have to invest in Ita...