In the nearly two years since a steering committee established the Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA), much change and much good has been accomplished for The Neighborhood. "So many took the risk of getting involved," said its president Mel Stachura, a resident. "And it is working!"   Stachura said LIPOA has, in many ways, chan...

Fifteen students from St. Paul School for Boys in Lutherville recently toured Little Italy, including stops at St. Leo's Church, Columbus Piazza, Piedigrotta Bakery, and neighborhood murals. "Our purpose for this project was to learn about ethnic Baltimore; these 15 boys chose to explore Little Italy," said Rick Brocato, teacher.   At Piedig...

History Press, a traditional book publisher of local and regional history, has contacted the Promotion Center for Little Italy in the hopes of finding a writer who is an integral part of the Little Italy community to pen a book on the history of the neighborhood. They seek an historian/author and are open to first-time authors.   "Hopefully...

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Due fratelli italiani, Angelo e Roberto Giambra, trasferiti da Torino negli Stati Uniti nel 1996, stanno facendo parlare di loro in questi giorni per una iniziativa molto particolare: stanno pedalando attraverso tutta la costa orientale con strumenti musicali a bordo, esibendosi in varie città e paesi.

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...