Heartfelt THANK YOU! to all the donors!! The Italian Cultural Garden's newly completed restoration ($63,000) of black granite medallions in large 9 ft. circles honoring, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Donatello, Bernini, Palladio & Ovidio! 3 years of planning, raising money, delays,frustration and tears -finally finished!!

Of all the actions proposed by the agitators, none is more just plain stupid than the attack on Christopher Columbus -- calling for his statue in Little Italy to be removed. Let’s remember, by the laws, thinking and morality of his day, Columbus did nothing wrong -- morally or legally. Specifically, to call for the removal of his statue in Little I...

Add the Feast of the Assumption, a summertime favorite on the Cleveland festival circuit that draws thousands to Little Italy, to the list of events that won't happen this year because of the pandemic. In a joint statement with Fr. Joseph Previte of the Holy Rosary Parish, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson said: “For 121 years, Holy Rosary Parish has c...

As Americans continue to debate and grapple with their country's past, the discussion surrounding the appropriateness of statues honoring certain historical figures rages on. In the southern part of the country, that discussion has mostly centered around former members of the Confederacy such as Gen. Robert E. Lee. Further north, and especially her...

A Cleveland, Ohio bakery owner whose family brandished weapons on rioters who’d threatened to loot their business feels no remorse over the actions they took. “We were there because we were getting ready to open on Monday, and unfortunately there was a riot that evolved, and it really came to our door,” fourth-generation Corbo’s Bakery owner Selena...

Weekends got a little sweeter for Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood this summer. A new food cart, Mount Granita, will serve up Italian ice in the neighborhood every weekend, Thursdays through Sundays, according to a press release. The new business, stationed at 2024 Murray Hill Rd., will be open during good weather in the summer months, serving...

Not all Cleveland area restaurants are willing to reopen on Friday, May 15. Scott Nathanson said he’s felt the pressure lately but, he’s standing firm. “We want to protect our customers, we want to protect our staff and right now is not, in my opinion, a good time to be opening up to the public,” said Scott Nathanson, owner of Scotti’s Italian Eate...

Fr. Arcangelo Manzi, a priest at Cleveland's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, has died from coronavirus, his order confirmed Tuesday afternoon. According to the Mercedian Friars, Manzi passed away "following a great struggle" with the disease. The parish shared the order's post on Facebook.  "We ask your prayers, dear friends, for our dear...

Dear ISDA members, this is your invitation to join our 2020 biennial conventions, for both the Order and Fraternal Association, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. The Ohio District, under the the leadership of ISDA Vice President Marie Frank, will host the conventions, and the committee has planned an...

Craving pasta or pizza? Envisioning a nice glass of Chianti with a veal dish and side of linguine marinara? Of course you are. Here are three dozen restaurants that can fill the craving. We have been updating our guide to restaurants offering takeout and delivery throughout Northeast Ohio on a daily basis. But we also have been breaking down offeri...