Tucked away on a quiet street in Fells Point stands a collection of ivy-covered rowhouse that have been merged over the years to become a sanctuary for married couple Vincent Peranio and Dolores Deluxe.   Deluxe, 67, and Peranio, 70, bought the first of the four rowhouses, which date to the 1830s, over 40 years ago. Each time an adjoining ho...

Eccolo mentre tiene aperta la portiera della "bestia", la limousine presidenziale. Completo grigio scuro a righine che veste un corpo atletico, capelli imbrillantinati, piccoli occhiali da sole avvolgenti, sguardo concentrato. "Copre" Barack Obama che, con aria assorta, entra nell'immensa Cadillac blindata. Un'altra foto: Obama tra la folla, in man...

by Amy Lamare   In February 2013 the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in the Harbaugh Bowl that pitted head coaches John and Jim, real life brothers, against each other for the NFL's ultimate prize. When the clock ran out, John Harbaugh and the Ravens emerged victorious. Another big winner on the day was 53 year old Ravens owner Stephen...

By Chris Kaltenbach   Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it. But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself. "A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing, a one-act, one-man autobiographical play about a young boy growing up...

The common question people ask me during these months of book presentations, signings, and book talks of Baltimore's Little Italy is: "How many books did you sell?" And my standard answer is that the sales don't matter. I'm not paying attention to the numbers ... I'm more interested in the reactions.   It is much more meaningful how the bo...

Members of Baltimore City's "Little Italy Community Organization" plan to hire private security to patrol the neighborhood and they want businesses to help pay for it.   This announcement follows another armed robbery over the weekend. Letters detailing the private security force are just beginning to be sent to business owners. It's hoped o...

Tony Montcalmo, chair of the La Famiglia Scholarship Committee offers congratulations and thanks to all who supported "A Taste of Italy," Little Italy Lodge's 2016 La Famiglia Scholarship fundraising dinner. A record 180-plus guests enjoyed Little Italy's own Amedeo's home-cooked Italian extravaganza of specially selected foods and Italian wines wh...

For couples who love Italian food, planning date night in Baltimore's Little Italy is a no-brainer. The variety of restaurants means there's something for everyone.   Suzie and Lee Altpeter, of Glen Burnie, had their rehearsal dinner at Café Gia in 2008 and ever since, the restaurant is high on their list of date night destinations.  ...

Steven Hughes, Ph.D., professor and chair of history at Loyola University Maryland, is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Grant to study the 19th and 20th century evolution of an Italian law that drastically lessened the punishment for honor killings.   Hughes will conduct his research in Rome during the 2014-15 academic year, with...

by Ron Matz   Food, fun and friendship. It's all happening this weekend in the streets of Little Italy. Baltimore is getting ready for the annual feast of St. Gabriel. The bocce ball court is ready; so are the cannolis. The streets of Little Italy will be packed this weekend. It's time for the annual feast of St. Gabriel. "We're g...