The History Press, a publisher located in Charleston, South Carolina has announced a February 23, 2015 publication date for one of its new titles: "BALTIMORE'S LITTLE ITALY: History and Heritage of The Neighborhood" by Suzanna Rosa Molino, director of Promotion Center for Little Italy.   Future newsletters of Promotion Center for Little Ital...

By Ray Alcaraz Over the past several months, Little Italy has been in the news quite a bit. Most of the items, it seems, have been related to incidents of crime, including a violent beating and robbing of a restaurant employee.   Other items have been written on opinion pages regarding Little Italy's future or how it must change to remain r...

2nd annual Madonnari Arts Festival, September 29 - October 2, 2016! Complete collection of artwork images appears on Madonnari Arts Fest facebook page. To read press stories visit www.littleitalymadonnari.com.   The chalk art is fading on the streets of Little Italy, but the spirit and energy of the first Madonnari Arts F...

Join the Italian community in the longest-running parade and commemoration in the country to honor Christopher Columbus - in its 124th year! This event has been endorsed by Baltimore mayors and other dignitaries. Your civic group is invited to march in the parade!   The day commences with a wreath-laying ceremony at COLUMBUS PIAZZA in Little...

by Marianne Panos   Born out of pure passion for the Italian heritage and a deep willingness to give back to the community, the Society of Italian American Businessmen (S.I.A.B.) is the newest charitable organization to form in the Harford County region!   Their mission is clear and their objective is meaningful; to support other non-...

By Ron Cassie   Last Saturday, we tagged along on the Southeast Baltimore Christmas Church Tour for a glimpse inside seven of the city's oldest immigrant Catholic churches. Organized by the parish communities, with Christmas decorations still in full swing, we also picked up a little local history.   These photos were shot by Anthony...

by Nando Amabile   My mother's father, Antonio Scola, left Montecorice, Salerno in 1881, a seventeen year old seeking his fortune as a silk dyer in Paterson, New Jersey. Blessed with an unerring eye for color and a strong work ethic, he early on became the boss dyer at one of Paterson's major silk mills, a position he held for fourteen years...

Little Italy's Neighborhood Lights resident artist, Joe Reisel , seeks current and vintage photos of all things Little Italy to incorporate into a slideshow for Little Italy's art installation for the upcoming event, Light City Baltimore 2016. Help Little Italy tell its story of each decade! If you possess original photos of Little Italy in general...

Mugs' Italian Bistro, a Little Italy staple for seven decades, will reopen under a new chef and owner this summer — and he's bringing back the phone booth. Todd Sheppeard is reopening the space at 300 S. Exeter St. and targeting a July 3 debut, pending city permits and inspections.   The reopening will revive a longtime neighborhood cor...

The 2014 AIAC Annual Dinner Gala is upon us once again! The annual black-tie event has been the premier AIAC Charitable Event for years with upwards of 1100 people in attendance each year, and 2014 stands to be no different. From the upscale VIP DaVinci Gaming Reception, to the spectacular entertainment, to the silent auction, there truly is someth...