Rain could not deter the Italian pride at Laura Bradley Park on Sunday afternoon.Standing under the Christopher Columbus statue that looks down onto West Parkside Drive, more than 30 Italians watched the rainy Christopher Columbus and Italian Heritage Recognition Ceremony. "It's an honor to have a Columbus statue here in a central part of Peoria,"...

By Patrick Rocchio   A labor leader who grew up in Morris Park has been selected as the grand marshal for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, was selected as the grand marshal of the parade, which will make its way on Morris Park Avenue from White Plains Road to Williamsbridge...

All parades are tribal, and all parades look back. See how far we've come, they say. Better parades look forward, too. This is where we're going now. But the best parades reach out to others, raising a banner for universal values of goodwill, aiming in some small way to heal the world.   Such a parade is walking down State Street in Chicag...

by Thomas Barlas & Michelle Brunetti   In Hammonton, where almost half the population identifies as Italian-American, men from all kinds of professional backgrounds get together regularly to play a game that has been popular for centuries — Italian Fingers, also called Morra.   A group was playing Thursday night at Rocco's Town Ho...

di Alessandra Moro È il 12 ottobre di cinquecentoventicinque anni fa: tre caravelle guidate dal ligure Cristoforo Colombo approdano a San Salvador (oggi isola di Watling, Bahamas), nell'erronea convinzione di esser giunti nell'Asia di Marco Polo. Invece hanno toccato un nuovo continente, quello che verrà poi chiamato "America" dal nome di Amerigo...

L'11 ottobre 2013, all' interno dei vari festeggiamenti per il Columbus day, l' Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato, ha ospitato presso la propria sede all'ONU una cerimonia di rilievo all' interno della magnifica Penthouse Library del palazzo di vetro, la premiazione del Dott. Graziano Perria, capo settore indagini investigative della DIA ( Di...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee will host its Honoree Dinner Gala at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville. For tickets, call Barbara Freda at 973-650-3849 or Melissa Matturro at 973- 661-9234.   The awardees being honored in this year's parade are as follows: Vincent Micco, Grand Marshal; M...

by Pascal Gangi   My name is Pascal Gangi and I am a graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical-Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Sicily and moved to Revere at a very young age. My Sicilian heritage is something that I hold dear to my heart and I admire the art work that is presented in many of the tradit...

Peter J. (PJ) Adonizio, area funeral director, has been chosen the Italian-American Association's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He will be honored at the association's annual Columbus Day banquet set for at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.    Adonizio was born and rais...

Hudson County held a Columbus Day Commemoration, which included the raising of the Italian flag, on Oct. 8 in front of the William J. Brennan Court House in Jersey City.   Among those featured in the commemoration was Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, who was joined by a host of municipal honorees from Jersey City and Hoboken, all of whom...