Time Bomb is back. Bridgeport boxer Frankie Scalise will soon open a brand-new boxing gym and training center at 3411 S. Halsted St. The 35-year-old fighter says he'll open the gym, called the Bridgeport Boxing Club, on May 1. During a quick tour of the building, Scalise was all motion and energy, bounding around the empty 3,000-square-foot space...

The 105th Columbus Day Parade, one of the longest continuous parades in the state, will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, and will celebrate the Italian-American culture in the greater Bridgeport area. The parade begins at 1 p.m., starting at the corner of Wayne and Jewett avenues, rolling south down Wayne Street to Madison Avenue and finishing at Micalizz...

Former Bridgeport mayor and current Easton resident Leonard Paoletta has been named grand marshal of the annual Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade.   The Council of Italian American Societies, headed by Bridgeport resident Chris Caruso, who is also an official in the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy, made the selection. Mr. Paoletta was tre...

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm Downtown Cabaret Theatre Company - 263 Golden Hill Street #3 - Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604   Hear What's in the Heart – A Shoemaker's Tale is a one-man show written and performed by a former Middletown resident. Steve Scionti brings to life all of the passion, comedy and drama inherent i...

by Daniela Altimari   Frank J. Caggiano became the fifth bishop of Bridgeport Thursday in a ceremony rich with tradition and imbued with hope. The Brooklyn-born son of Italian immigrants who once studied at Yale University delivered a message of inclusion to the more than 460,000 Catholics who live in Fairfield County, especially those...

Like a lot of folks, Steve Carcarey and his wife, Patrizia, looked forward to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast in Bridgeport every year.   But unlike others who can do no more than mourn the untimely end of the line for the nearly century-old event that would have been held this weekend, the couple is in a position to host a crowd-...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival (WVIHF) has named Steptoe & Johnson attorney Sharon Flanery Italian-American Woman of the Year. Flanery is one of four WVIHF honorees for 2013 and will be recognized at the WVIHF dinner in Bridgeport on Aug. 29.   Flanery maintains a busy legal practice while also leading the Steptoe & John...

Brandon LeRoy and Marissa Bailey will be debuting their new show "Amore" on the Antero Main Stage of the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival on August 31 at 12:00 p.m. They will be accompanied by the live WVIHF orchestra under the direction of Phil Wyatt.   "Amore" is a musical tribute to Italian heritage, family, and friends, featuring...

The 4-month-old Trattoria 'A Vucchella (Italian for "little mouth") is the collaboration of partners in life and in business: Jennifer Galletti, a Fairfield native, and Sorrento-born Pasquale De Martino. The two met five years ago when she was on vacation and he was the chef/leader a culinary tour. Both have a passion for food and drink as well as...

L'Unione Europea e gli Stati Uniti d'America hanno deciso, il 13 febbraio scorso, di avviare le procedure interne necessarie per lanciare i negoziati sul Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership sulla base delle raccomandazioni dello High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth. L'argomento ha una portata molto vasta e sia in America che in Eu...