The Detroit Waza Flo professional soccer team is starting this inaugural season in the new Major Arena Soccer League by making sure they have a stellar coaching staff to lead them. The organization made an impressive move by signing Mirco Gubellini as an assistant coach for the 2014-2015 MASL season. He previously played professional soccer in Ita...

An early masterpiece by the Italian artist Caravaggio is coming to Detroit. "Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy" will be displayed at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning this week and running into mid-January.   It's on loan from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., and will be shown next to the DIA's own 16th-centur...

Societa Santa Fara di Cinisi invites everyone to their upcoming Procession and Mass in Honor of Santa Fara di Cinisi at Holy Family Church on May 17. Please bring your club or Society banner to walk along our procession at 10:30 a.m.   Procession followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass. Following Mass will be food and refreshments in the church hall....

by Gus Burns   As Christopher Columbus Day came to a close Monday, Detroit's own Christopher Columbus statue stood defiled by vandals. For most of the day, a hatchet stuck from the center of the Italian explorer's likeness. A bystander climbed up and removed it about 4 p.m., remarking that it was disrespectful.   Tape that held t...

Photographer Richard Haskin and writer Pierette Domenica Simpson are proposing a DETUR in the Art community of Detroit and Turin.   DETUR, (short for Detroit-Turin Exchange) refers to a new path intended to create a cultural bridge for artists of every genre to explore, enrich, and connect with the Art world that now mostly exist...

di Giuseppe Oddo   La Fiat è ormai, di fatto, un'azienda americana. La società realizza in Italia meno del 9% del proprio fatturato consolidato (il 50% in meno di dieci anni fa). Nella Penisola occupa il 29% dei propri dipendenti e ospita il 28% dei propri stabilimenti su scala mondiale. I suoi profitti provengono interamente dalla Chrysler....

A photographic exhibition by Richard Haskin of Dearborn, and a related documentary by Pierette Simpson of Novi, are the catalyst for launching "Detroit-Turin Exchange" in the U.S. DETUR (for short) is an international project aimed at creating cultural bridges for artists of Detroit and its sister city, Turin, Italy.   The October event segu...

Ci ha lasciati ieri, dopo un periodo di malattia, Teresa Nascimbeni. Teresa e' stata per decenni uno dei pilastri della comunita' italiana del Michigan. Ha lavorato con il Comites (che ha presieduto) e con l'ANFE, l'associazione che aiuta le famiglie italiane o residenti in Italia che hanno un bimbo affetto da retinopatia del prematuro.  ...

Nel 2009 dopo appena 10 giorni dall'annuncio della possibile chiusura del consolato a Detroit, l'allora Governatore del Michigan scrisse una lettera alle massime autorita' italiane per chiedere un ripensamento della decisione.   Dal nuovo annuncio di chiusura sedi i 10 giorni saranno trascorsi lunedi' prossimo: a che punto siamo? Rispetto a...

By Ross Parker   Anthony (Tony) Bertoni, a legendary law man both at the Detroit Police Department and as United States Marshal, died this past Sunday at the age of 95. The Bertoni family grew up on the eastside of Detroit during the difficult years of post World War I and the Depression. Like many bright and capable young Irish Catholi...