By Maria Papadopoulos Ralph Fedele remembers walking downtown and into the Order of the Sons of Italy lodge at Main and West Elm streets in the late 1930s with his father, Raffaele Fedele.Then a young boy, Fedele said they would walk up to the second floor of the former Brockton Public Market, or BPM, where members of the Order of the Sons of Ital...

The La Famiglia Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the financial aid competition for fall 2015. The total amount of scholarships offered will be $12,000, awarded in these increments: $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 (two). To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a Lodge member, spouse of a member, or child/grandchild of a member.  ...

This festive celebration of all things Italian, which is hosted by Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy, takes place Sept 15-18 at Masonic Park in Tappan, NY. The festival, which attracts thousands of people from around the tri-state area, features plenty of Italian food, as well as live entertainment and Dreamland Amusements midw...

At the 107th Annual State Convention of the Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons of Italy in America, held at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center, Callicoon, New York, Joseph F. Rondinelli, was elected by acclamation as the 31st State President of the New York Grand Lodge. Totally committed to the Order Sons of Italy in America, President...

by Bill Gilman   On Wednesday September 17, 2014, the Sons of Italy Lodge 2872 in Tewksbury presented a donation check to the Tewksbury Community Pantry in the amount of $400. The proceeds came from the first annual Italian Festival organized by the Sons of Italy earlier this summer. Pictured presenting the check from the Sons of Italy are:...

The annual SouthingĀ­ton Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse offerings, live entertainment, a homemade wine contest, an outdoor Italian Mass followed by a procession with the...

For Vincent Illuzzi, the Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge in New Hyde Park offers a chance to maintains his sense of cultural heritage."It sort of keeps you in touch. I wasn't born Italian, but I have dual citizenship. It keeps me connected to my roots," said Illuzzi, who recently became president of the organization.Illuzzi became a member of Cellini L...

by Anthony Borrelli   A place to smoke a cigar, relax by playing cards with the guys and drink a glass of wine. In the early years of the 20th century, local Italian American immigrants who were among the throngs who came to this country needed to look no further for a place to unwind than at the Sons of Italy lodge.   This was a...

The evening of the John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. Order Sons of Italy in America 36th Annual Awards Presentation was memorable and inspiring, for it was on this night that The John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to dynamic high school students of the Class of 2016.   The ceremony followed the John Mic...

Since 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) founded in New York City by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro has played a key role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of American of Italian descent. Among the 55 lodges throughout California, Oregon and Nevada, called the Grand Lodge of California, the chapter for the Modesto Lodge has recen...