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...

Ormai si sapeva, era solo questione di tempo, prima che anche questa Fiat fosse richiesta all'estero. La nuova 124 Spider è una vettura che ha subito suscitato interesse per l'eleganza delle linee e per la meccanica all'avanguardia. Sul web è stato pubblicato un nuovo video che mostra un elevato numero di vetture che è stato importato in Ameri...

Baltimore, October 10th-11th, 2015: BE A CHEF FOR A DAY - NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CULINARY ARTS FESTIVAL. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM A community event where real chefs will work with mini-chefs! Pratt-Light Plaza will be an educational station, a market and a pet friendly area.We want to show to our children that cooking is fun and can bec...

by Dara Bunjon   It has been over a year since Jesse Issa's Tonino's restaurant closed after a 25 year run located where Reisterstown Road ( route 140) veers off west to Westminister and Hanover Road begins on historic Reisterstown's Main Street byway. Tonino's was Mediterranean cuisine, lots of pastas and pizza – with a heavy slant to Itali...

You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses.For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond High School, the stream of students interested in the language has been, for the most part, unabated...