by Elizabeth Keyser   Connecticut is the pizza state, and these days even restaurants that don't specialize in pizza are serving it. The mozzarella bar has been raised. The talk today is of 1,000 degree ovens and 60-second bakes.   That's the talk at Brick + Wood, the newest addition to Fairfield County's burgeoning pizza scene. The f...

Gli italiani che vivono negli Stati Uniti hanno votato, come noi che viviamo in Italia, per le elezioni dello scorso febbraio. Tanti candidati, tutti mossi dal grande amore per l'Italia, divisi in formazioni politiche a volte identiche a quelle che si fronteggiavano in Italia, a volte diverse: in una circoscrizione elettorale gigantesca che compren...

Geno Auriemma isn't exactly known for being the friendliest or easiest guy to get along with in sports, especially in the realm of women's college basketball. Yet the UConn Huskies coach, who has won over 900 career games in NCAA women's basketball as a head coach and has around an .875 winning percentage, says that men's college basketball is...

By Mary O'Leary   Sal Milardo broke down several times as he described the last four years following his mother's deportation to Italy after she had lived in the United States for almost 50 years.    "My mother has served as a caretaker and guardian angel for all of us," Milardo said. "She has always been there when we neede...

by Ken Byron   William "Bill" Newman, a resident and veteran who has devoted many hours to recording the histories of people from Avon who have served their country in wars overseas, has been named by the town chapter of UNICO as its citizen of the year.   UNICO announced on Friday that the annual award is going to Newman and he will...

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma applies the same philosophy to his growing restaurant business as he does to his iconic coaching career.   "The people around you help you be successful," says Auriemma, 60, who recently opened another of his Geno's Grille restaurants, this one in Southington. "I have a standard, and we work on th...

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men—a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime—...

A four-day celebration will be held in Hartford this month to celebrate Italian American culture. The Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee will host a four-day spring carnival beginning Thursday, April 16 at Columbus Park on Franklin Avenue in the Hartford's South End. The carnival ends April 19. The carnival will have food, ride...

by Tim Rizzo The St. George Men's Group is back to host its second annual Italian Festival to raise money to benefit fuel assistance programs for town residents in need. The festival will take place Aug. 28 and 29 at the St. George Church grounds, featuring homemade Italian food, live music, a grape stomping contest and a bocce tournament.&nb...

Nuove nomine per "Insieme per gli italiani", il movimento presieduto da Melo Cicala, che oggi ribadisce la "serietà" di Insieme, dimostrata dal fatto che il movimento si è affidato "a soggetti validi che diranno sempre la verità dei fatti agli italiani residenti fuori confini patri". Cicala comunica, quindi, i nomi dei nuovi responsabili del movim...