Retired Surrogate Court Judge Joseph S. Mattina, who oversaw about 10,000 adoptions in his decades on the bench, received cards every Christmas from adoptive parents. When he went out in public, someone invariably pulled up a child’s photo on their phone or from their wallet. In 2016, Judge Mattina was especially touched by a long, handwritten lett...

For years, Nick Mogavero, longtime director of health education and physical education for the Buffalo schools, was known as the coach who cut basketball all-star Bob Lanier from the Bennett High School team in 1963. It wasn’t until 1990, though, that he told his side of the story. Prompted by the sudden death of a college basketball player, Mr. Mo...

Mulberry Street, the heart of Manhattan’s Little Italy, is the epicenter of Italian American culinary imagination. Its iconic logo awnings, natty white tablecloths and seen-it-all servers set the scene. Pasta and red sauce, workingman’s dishes elevated through skill, love and respect for the old ways, made it the neighborhood that launched a 1,000...

You learn something new everyday…like, for instance when you find out about the  Italian origins  of Buffalo wings and pretzels. I honestly didn’t expect it. One of my best friends is a proud Buffalonian: she loves her city, is a faithful Bills’ supporter and there’s nothing about Buffalo she doesn’t miss dearly now that she lives in Europe. She wa...

Michéal Castaldo’s 2019 East Coast Christmas Concert Tour helped raise over $41,000 (in ticket sales and sponsorship) for the following churches and organizations located in the U.S.  November 23, Italian Christmas Concert in Manahawkin at The Stafford Township Arts Center, in Manahawkin, NJ—a fundraiser for Stafford Township Members of the The Pol...

Rosina, the family owned manufacturer of frozen Italian specialty foods is expanding, and recently broke ground on a new facility in West Seneca. This means new job opportunities for about 40 positions, and at Rosina employees get a chance to grow within the company. Like Beth Williams, who started as a temporary associate in packaging. She's now a...

Who doesn't like getting up dressed up and going to a fun-filled wedding Italian wedding! Now you can go and help out a great cause. Totally Buffalo is putting on a version of Tony 'N Tina's wedding at Pearl Street and all the proceeds will be used for their Hope For The Holidays non-profit. According to their post, you will be in for one wild nigh...

Si rende noto che il Consolato Generale di New York intende procedere alla nomina del Console onorario da porre a capo del Consolato onorario con competenza per Buffalo, Stato di New York. Il Console onorario, che opererà sulla base delle istruzioni fornite dal Consolato Generale di I classe di New York, sarà chiamato a svolgere funzioni di assiste...

Four Marco’s Italian Delis across Buffalo and its Northtowns serve fresh, flavorful Sangwiches. It only made sense, though, to stop by the Hertel Avenue location – in our city’s Italian heart – to try a couple. A friend and I were pleasantly greeted by the voice of Frank Sinatra and the smell of fresh, warm sesame-seed bread. The place is warm, cle...

“Italian Christmas Concert in Buffalo,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima, 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his chart-topping best-selli...