Three days devoted to Italian heritage are coming to the city next weekend. The annual Italian Festival runs Friday through next Sunday. Centered around the intersection of Pine Avenue and 15th Street, the event is billed as "Three Days of Tradition, Food & Music."   The event includes more than 20 vendors selling food and other items....

by Mark Belcher   Those without the time for sit-down Italian food have a new option which will rove across the City of Buffalo. Chef's Italian Restaurant rolled out their large food truck on Wednesday with the help of several local celebrities, including former Buffalo Bills Lou Piccone, Joe Delamielleure and former Buffalo Sabre Rene...

by Callan Gray   A teenager accused of trying to kill a police officer appeared in court on Wednesday. Hours later, three police officers received an honor. Andre Fuller, 18, pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge. Police say he pressed a loaded gun against an officer's chest and pulled the trigger twice. The gun didn't fire....

A long-standing city tradition is coming back in full force this year. The Italian Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Pine Avenue between Portage Avenue and 15th Street. It comes a year after a smaller version of the festival was held.   Carmine Bianco, who heads a men's bocce club in the city known as the Pax Romana Commi...

In Niagara Falls there is one place every local can steer you to – Little Italy, which proudly displays its heritage on signage that spans across Pine Avenue. That pride in community and heritage was recently expanded when the honorary Italian vice consulate moved its office from Delaware Avenue in Buffalo to Pine Avenue in the Niagara Arts &a...

Pasquale Gentile's life was hard, short and soon forgotten. He was one of five children of Italian immigrants, and they were separated after their mother died young in Buffalo.   During World War II, he returned to his parents' homeland as a GI and was killed in action April 24, 1945, just days before the war in Europe ended. His body...

Joseph Carubba, president of Carubba Collision Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y., will be honored as the Italian American Leadership Council's 2014 recipient of the Anthony M. Castiglia Achievement Award during the council's annual St. Joseph's Day Table celebration. The award will be presented Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 646...

By Barbara O'Brien   Akron lacrosse players took a stand in March when they refused to play a game against the Lancaster Redskins because of their name, and now their hometown has made another statement.   The Newstead Town Board, consisting of two Conservatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously designated the second Mond...

Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...

Most of the immigrants went to the cities. New York, Buffalo, Rochester and other cities in the State of New York received large contingents. It must be remembered that immigrants almost always came to join others who had preceded them – a husband, or a father, or an uncle or a friend.   In western New York most of the first immigrants from...