Rocco (Rocky) Cingari, the longtime president and chief executive officer of Grade A Market Inc., which owns 11 ShopRite stores in Connecticut, died June 3, with his family at his side. He was 89 and a lifelong resident of Stamford, CT. Mr. Cingari served as president and CEO of Grade A Market for nearly 40 years until January, when his nephew, Tom...

Arrivederci, Columbus? Not so fast. There is currently a resolution before New Haven’s Board of Alder to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day. As leaders of the Italian-American community, we believe that everyone is entitled to celebrate their heritage and welcome the opportunity to add an Indigenous People’s Day to our...

 Tavolo Pronto, a local favorite for paninis, salads, coffee and pastries, is gearing up to expand its baking facilities across River Road in the old Frank & Anita’s salon next month. The new space, dubbed Tavolo Forno, will allow the full-service Italian bistro, bakery and market to increase its selection of freshly baked goods and specialty order...

The National Italian American Bar Association has announced the election of Officers and Directors for the term 2019-2021.  The Association is comprised of lawyers who support, promote, and exemplify the best traditions of law, history, and culture arising from Italy. The Association originated in 1982 in Los Angeles, California and expanded across...

With a knack for connecting with people and always looking to make a buck, at an early age, Tony Capasso was working the coat check at the local Jewish Community Center and hitting 144 stops on his newspaper route. His outgoing personality made it easy for him to cultivate relationships with his customers, resulting in bonus gigs shoveling driveway...

The New Haven Board of Alders is scheduled to hold hearings this week on whether the city should turn Columbus Day into “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Although the proposed resolution does not mention Columbus by name, it calls upon the city to “permanently recognize ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the second Monday in October each year — the day currentl...

Successful restaurateur Barry DePaolo, who has traveled around the world cooking and opening popular restaurants, has joined both of his parents on the Southington High School Wall of Honor. DePaolo spent the early years of his career traveling from place to place to work as a chef or assist in opening various businesses, including Hard Rock Café i...

“America - Land of the Free, Home of The Brave,” means something to each individual who lives in America. To me, this statement hits closer to home, because of the long history of veterans in my family. My family’s journey started in Italy and ends in America. As immigrants, America was a place to be free and was considered a land of opportunity. M...

A celebrated New Haven restaurant will be a little closer to home for North Haven residents. Adriana’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is opening a second location, at 344 Washington Ave. where Leon’s Restaurant formerly operated. “When Leon’s left, it was always my goal to bring another high-end restaurant to that area,” First Selectman Michael J. Freda s...

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...