Former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, who sits on the the board of North Buffalo’s (coming soon) Centro Culturale Italiano (CCI), has compiled an update on a number of recent advancements pertaining to the project. Not only have there been a number of significant donations to the cause, but work has been steadily progressing at the culturally sign...

In 1992, a girlfriend at work wanted to set up Patricia Bonanza on a blind date. “She said, ‘I know somebody else that is going through a divorce, but I don’t know if you’d like what Phil does,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘Well, what does he do? Is it legal?’” He sold hot dogs for a living. “I said, ‘Is he happy selling hot dogs?’ She said yeah. I sai...

While New York may feel like a completely different city compared to how it started the summer - with restaurants blooming back into business, sidewalks and parking spots transformed into inviting gardens and formal dining rooms - a stroll around town will still leave you with many instances of asking yourself, "Will they or won't they?" Keith McNa...

Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce a new scholarship to support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid at the graduate level in medical and public health fields of study. The scholarship will be awarded annually, recipients will be chosen by a qualified standing committee and the scholarship is to b...

Aria spensierata e gioviale da bambina, l’abile e tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente di AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators, ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari creatori della cultura, è elemento fondante della medesima Associazione...

He had to wait more than 80 years for it, but proud World War II veteran Isidore (Teddy) Bertone -- just weeks shy of his 95th birthday -- got the gift of his lifetime Tuesday: He was officially sworn in as a citizen of the United States. The brief formal ceremony, which took place in the backyard of his daughter’s home in Richmond, moved Bertone -...

After a very successful partnership with the United States Bartender's Guild, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is reaching a broader audience by launching another webinar series with industry-renowned trade event Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB). Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, the 2020 edition will take place entirely online. Until the trade ca...

In my work as a travel writer, frequent trips to Italy- say two or three times a year- are par for the course. I’ve been lucky to visit the culturally rich, scenic country so often and have explored destinations within in that are both touristy and undiscovered.  This year, I was due to spend a long weekend in Tuscany in May for a story, but COVID...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...

Peter Boggia is a vintage European motorcycle mechanic. He makes a living with his hands and his intellect, physically and mentally unpacking, investigating, and reassembling the intricate engineering of masterworks from Ducati, BMW, Moto Guzzi and more. People from all around New York come to Peter’s Brooklyn shop, Moto Borgotaro, in tribute to hi...