The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation) today announced record setting grants of $360,000 to support children’s welfare causes, elder care, university scholarships, education programs and church support for essential community services during the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Savoy Foundation Chairman of the...

Italian schools are set to reopen on September 14th, after they were closed in March due to the coronavirus crisis. But things are expected to be very different in the new academic year. The Ministry of Education published a list of new safety protocols for schools earlier this month, which Education Minister Lucia Azzolina promised will protect th...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey has announced the recipients of their annual academic scholarships. This year's scholarships, to be applied for the 2020 Fall semester, have been awarded to two New Jersey high school seniors. The first recipient, Eros Bottino, is a recent graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincrof...

Con immensa tristezza annunciamo la scomparsa del Professor Salvatore Rotella, avvenuta a New York la notte tra l’11 e il 12 agosto. Nato a Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina) nel 1934 e cresciuto ad Asmara, Eritrea, Rotella arrivò dall’Italia negli USA nel dicembre del 1951. Dopo la laurea alla CUNY, il PhD all’Università di Chicago e il ritorno...

The directive, published on Monday after getting the approval of Italy's regional governors, apply to children attending an asilo nido (nursery school, for 0-3 year olds) or scuola dell'infanzia (preschool, for 3-6 year olds). They stress the importance of getting Italy's youngest pupils back to class in person from September, more than six months...

Driving around the island of Sardinia, you’ll see names and places that resemble Italian language only from a distance. You’ll first subconsciously translate definite articles: il becomes su and la becomes sa.  Next you might wonder if u’s have overtaken o’s because nostro is nostru and vostro is bostru. But as the official language of the island i...

Hundreds of young people have learned everything they know about Italian American culture thanks to a person whose name they have never heard. For generations to come, they will continue to do so. These are the students of New York University (NYU) who regularly attend the courses offered through the Tiro a Segno Visiting Fellowship in Italian Amer...

Giuseppe Paterno, 96, has faced many tests in life: childhood poverty, war and now, the Covid-19 pandemic. This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath awarded to Italian students when they graduate, Reuters reports. Already in his 90s when he enrolled for a degree in History and Phil...

Five New Jersey students, including one from Lyndhurst, have won the 2020 Silvio Laccetti Foundation’s Garibaldi Award, given annually to graduating high school seniors of exceptional merit in Italian studies and school/community activities. Gabriella Bruno of Lyndhurst High School, who plans to study elementary education and history at the College...

Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the appointment of Monsignor David Cassato, pastor of the Parish of St. Athanasius-St. Dominic Church in Bensonhurst, as the new vicar for Catholic schools on Thursday, July 23. According to the Diocese of Brooklyn (DOB), promoting diocesan Catholic schools is one of the roles for the Vicar for Catholic S...