Bijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu. Trattoria 'A Vucchella, an Italian restaurant featuring the simple and authentic dishes of a trattoria, opened its doors on Fairfield Avenue at the beginning of this month.   Owned by cousins Jennifer Galletti and Thomas Bepko, both of the Bridgeport area, and Pasquale De Marti...

In occasione della festa della Domenica delle Palme, Fucsia Nissoli, deputata della Lista Monti eletta in Nord America, ha incontrato la comunità italiana che si ritrova attorno alla Parrocchia del Sacro Cuore della Diocesi di Bridgeport, in Connecticut.   Nissoli, dopo aver partecipato alla Santa Messa celebrata in lingua italiana, si è int...

This June, in honor of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, Father Paolo Floretta will bring a holy relic of St. Anthony of Padua from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. Father Paolo will visit four dioceses in the Tri-State area: the New York Archdiocese, The Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, The Paterson, New Jersey Diocese and The Bridgeport, Connecticut Dioc...

He had only been named bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport 24 hours earlier, but on Thursday morning the Rev. Frank Caggiano could already see the signs here that he will soon be leaving the place he was born and raised and able to leave the mark of 25 years of religious ministry.   "I've got 220 emails since yesterday, and 47...

Leonard S. Paoletta, former mayor of Bridgeport, will don the sash as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade & Celebration Grand Marshall.   Urging area residents to celebrate their Italian-American heritage, Paoletta, an Easton resident, becomes the Grand Marshall of the 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest running one in the s...