An hour before free meals were to be distributed, the line of cars spilled out of the parking lot of Baratta's Restaurant and onto South Union Street.  The restaurant was shut down for the day until 3 p.m. Employees were focused on one goal: Make enough food for more than 1,000 people. On Monday, the Italian restaurant served 300 family meals, each...

Tony DiSilvestro didn’t set out to turn a good portion of his family’s restaurant business into a charity. It just sort of worked out that way. At the beginnings of the coronavirus crisis in March, the founder of the local Ynot Italian chain decided to go across the street from his Great Neck location in Virginia Beach to the Church of the Ho...

The Putnam County Italian American Social Club in Brewster, New York would like to help out in this difficult time and with help from Ace Endico, Kobacker's Market, Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County Legislators Joseph Castellano and Paul Jonke, Southeast Town Board Members Edwin Alvarez, John O'Connor and Eric Larca they are doi...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey, in partnership with Lincroft NJ 'Jersey Mikes Sub Shop', donated and delivered 100 half subs and bags of chips to the Covid unit nurses at RWJ-Barnabas Health / Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch New Jersey yesterday afternoon. AVS President, Joseph Sirianni stated, "It is our honor...

Longtime Upper West Side Italian restaurant Carmine's is selling its signature marinara sauce for the first time to help its more than 450 employees who are out of work during the coronavirus pandemic. The 32-ounce jars of sauce — available online or for pick up at their flagship Broadway restaurant — is part of the restaurant's employee relief fun...

The Pueblo Sister City Commission is working with Mayor Nick Gradisar and Pueblo Rotary 43 to raise funds for one of Europe’s most affected cities during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Masks, ventilators, drugs — those are the primary things needed to treat people who have it and are still being cured," said Michael Salardino, president of the Pueblo Sist...

At the last Board of Selectmen meeting in February, Sons of Italy President John Ro­mano presented a $50,000 check donation to the Town of Wilmington for the Yentile Farm Rec­reational Facility. This was the second installment of the $100,000 that the organization committed to contribute toward the building of the park and its structures. The park...

The Cultural Italian American Organization, of Auburn, will prepare and provide free dinners to the community from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn. The dinners of pasta and meatballs will be packaged and available for curbside pickup. The CIAO Cucina Crew and volunteers will be preparing the meals under the...

Hello friends and members, our friend and member Ron Peluzzo fell ill when he was down in Florida about 2 months ago. He is doing better and now his wife would like to take him back home Philadelphia. Ron would regularly travel from Philly to attend our meetings with his father and another friend from Philly. Ron’s wife would like to take him home...

The United States Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George recently announced its full participation in fundraising efforts by the Constantinian Order Charity Onlus to assist Southern Italian hospitals to fully minister to the needs of those affected by COVID-19. “The COVID-19 crisis shows us that we are part of a world...