Lifelong resident and Common Council Minority Leader Sebastian N. Giuliano, a Republican, said his extensive experience leading the city from 2005-11 makes him a natural to slide into the city’s top job if elected in November. The former three-term mayor, 67, announced his candidacy in mid-May. “I know the job, the learning curve is nonexistent and...

Former state Sen. Billy Ciotto has won many awards during his long life, but now he has one named after himself. Ciotto this week became the first recipient of the Biagio "Billy'' Ciotto Public Service Award, which will be presented every year now that its namesake has received the honor. Ciotto and his friends gathered at a meeting of the Rocky...

American Italian Women’s annual awards luncheon will be held Oct. 27 at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant. The honorees for the Distinguished American Italian Woman Award are Kristin Mancini and Victoria Verderame. Kristin is the Districtwide World Language Coach for the Branford Public Schools. She works in classrooms alongside teachers of Spanish,...

Seven Angels Theatre presents in association with Dance Molinari and Coppa Italiano. Mambo Italiano! One night only direct from Italy…Making their American debut is a fantastic group of young performers live on stage at Seven Angels Theatre on October 26 at 8pm. Welcome Italy's top talent and winners of Coppa Italia 2019 "Italy's Got Talent"! /"So...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

Years following a heated debate about the legacy of John C. Calhoun and the renaming of a residential college at the University, members of the New Haven community are advocating for a similar demand: change the namesake of Christopher Columbus Family Academy. Columbus Day, a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Amer...

Two events, a concert and a festival, will be held in Stamford this weekend in honor of Italian heritage month. First up is the concert: “That’s Amore Live” takes place at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12. Sunday, Oct. 13, is when the “That’s Amore Italian Street Festival” will be held. This family event, which is free, takes place at Columbus...

The Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade is coming to Branford on Sunday, Oct. 13. The annual honor of hosting the parade, which rotates among the towns of East Haven, West Haven, Hamden, New Haven, and North Haven, returns to Branford in 2019 — appropriately enough, on the occasion of its 375th birthday. Vietnam Army veteran and Bronze Star recip...

Italian flags are flying on Main Street in Branford this week, heralding the arrival of the celebrated Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade, which takes place this Sunday, Oct. 13, stepping off at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in Branford. Known as the largest parade of its kind in New England, the parade circulates its march through six host towns ann...

The West Haven Columbus Day Committee will honor its "primo italiano" at the city's 21st annual Columbus Day Celebration. Aniello Cappetta, who owned and operated Cappetta's Italian Imports in Allingtown for nearly a quarter century, will receive the committee's Italian American of the Year award Friday at City Hall, 355 Main St. The award is besto...