The city's Little Italy Marketplace received a boost today with the announcement of a $375,000 grant to the city for express purpose of further developing the marketplace. The announcement was made at a public event by Assemblyman John McDonald, who emphasized the bipartisan efforts behind the grant, also attended by various community and governme...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the state would provide $503,000 in investments to fund the Little Italy community in Baltimore City to help make the neighborhood safe. Hogan, along with Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson and community leaders, were in Little Italy for the announcement. “Little Italy is a proud community with...

New Jersey is a state with a big Italian-American population, and finding great Italian restaurants is a pretty easy thing to do. Some of these restaurants truly stand out from the rest, though – like Villa Barone in Collingswood. Collingswood itself is a small town that’s pretty much the “Little Italy” of the Garden State – in a town of less than...

Parisi Bakery, an institution in Little Italy dating back to the turn of the last century, appears to be on shaky ground. The landlord (May Leun Realty) last week taped an official Notice of Termination to the shuttered roll-down gate at 198 Mott Street. Seemingly signaling the end an era. The letter noted a cancelation of the tenancy that is effec...

More than a million people every year make their way to the historic streets of Little Italy to experience the Feast of San Gennaro, NYC’s largest and longest-running Italian festival. Now celebrating its 96th anniversary, religious processions, parades, live music, and authentic Italian eats highlight the festivities. The 2022 Feast of San Gennaro...

“Viva San Rocco!” It’s the last weeks of summer in Italian America, and in neighborhoods across the country, paesani are celebrating the Feast of Saint Rocco, one of the most venerated saint days in the Italian American year. For our part, we’re sitting down with Stephen La Rocca, president of the St. Rocco Society of Potenza, to discover more abou...

The Little Italy neighborhood celebrated their history and culture of the area with the dedication of a new mural. The mural was installed on the exterior of the Odessa’s Place building located on West 18th Street. The mural is also said to provide wayfinding capabilities. The mural was painted by over 100 different community members over three wee...

The annual Little Italy Days festival will soon be back in Bloomfield. Liberty Avenue from Ella to Gross Streets will transform into the city's largest heritage festival from Aug. 18-21. "Little Italy Days is coming back for the 20th year, and it's going to be a fantastic day of entertainment and Italian pride," said recent KDKA retiree Paul Martin...

Fans of “The Godfather” already know that the award-winning movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Voted among the best Hollywood films of all time, the popular flick sports one of the best casts to ever hit a screen and a story line set in Little Italy. To celebrate, Little Italy is holding a “birthday party,” this coming weekend, Sa...

You can sign-up right now to take part in the Little Italy Festival 5-K in Clinton, IN. The race is set for Saturday, September 4. Everyone taking part in the race will meet in the South Vermillion High School parking lot. The Clinton Breakfast Club is behind the 5-K. Proceeds from the 5-K.  Pre-registration is going on right now. There's a one-mil...