Some 130 years ago Italians began to arrive in America in significant numbers. Perhaps because they came in surges and many were poor farmers or laborers with little education, desperate for work, many were stereotyped as less than intelligent, as buffoons or criminals.   Like immigrants from other places, they were marginalized. But th...

By Ann Nyberg   One of the most gracious actors, Italian-American Dan Lauria played the dad on "The Wonder Years" and Vince Lombardi on stage. He's also an author of children's books, but did you know he played football for Southern Connecticut State University?   "How do you get from the gridiron to becoming an actor?" we asked. "Wh...

The first EcoChi designed restaurant and the first to be certified with the EcoChi 180 degree Seal will open in Connecticut in early 2015.   The project will be on the forefront of environmental sustainability with an innovative approach that meticulously blends green practices with environmental psychology and classical feng shui.  ...

Anthony Riccio will present his Italian-American oral histories and photographs at a talk in the New Haven Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Riccio is shelving and delivery supervisor in Sterling Memorial Library.    The event, titled "The Italian-American Experience in New Haven: A Talk by Anthony Riccio," will coincide with th...

In 2010, when Il Volo ascended to the top of the charts in its native Italy with its self-titled debut album, it turned out to be the first of many peaks this pop-operatic trio would scale.   In the years that have followed, Piero Barone, 20, Ignazio Boschetto, 19, and Gianluca Ginoble, 19, have shared the stage with some of the biggest name...

One might think that American million and billionaires were spoiled for choice, when it came to supercar offerings. Turns out, though, there's been at least one major void in the American supercar market: Pagani. Known for making some of the most stunning – and hard to pronounce – supercars in the world, Pagani prides itself not only on speed but...

by Rachel Ettlinger   Paul Criscuolo, president of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven, has announced this year's Columbus Day Parade Kickoff Party will be held on Sunday, July 12.   Hosted by the East Haven Italian-American Club at the club's facility, — located on 509 Laurel Street in East Haven — the event, which will f...

by Paul Pirrotta Casa Emigranti Italiani, a not for profit Connecticut corporation whose mission is to promote Italian culture and history, will present a pictorial exhibit on the history of Italian migration to Hartford. The exhibit will run from 10-5 to 10-30 and is being held in the corridor connecting the Legislative Office Building to th...

by Kathleen Ramunni   A Hamden woman is among three who will be honored next money at the Connecticut Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women's fifth annual Epiphany Celebration.   Each year the organization honors Three Wise Women who have excelled in their chosen fields and have made a positive contribution to...

On a perfect, sunny, summery October day, a few dozen people — many wearing the green, white and red colors the flag of Italy — sat out along the Main Street side of City Hall, listened to Italian music and honored Natalie Guiliano DeRosa as "Italian-American of the Year." Then they all moved on to the basement of City Hall to eat ziti, eggplant a...