Columbus Park in downtown San Antonio could soon be Piazza Italia Park. After hearing from more 50 residents at a virtual hearing Thursday, a special park-naming committee voted in favor of renaming the park and forwarded its recommendation to the City Council, which has the final say. “This is an amazing time in our city,” said District 1 Councilm...

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a public hearing via teleconference to rename Columbus Park to Piazza Italia Park, located in City Council District 1 at 500 Columbus Street. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please note that there is no in-person access to this meeting. There are m...

Red paint was splattered across the Christopher Columbus statue in San Antonio's Columbus Park on Thursday. The vandalism at the park, located on the western edge of downtown, was discovered by an officer on patrol around 4:30 a.m. No one was in the vicinity of the park at the time, police said. A work order was filed to remove the paint and the ca...

San Antonio’s Christopher Columbus Italian Society is working closely with Councilman Roberto Treviño to rename city-owned Columbus Park and remove a statue of the famed explorer. Against the backdrop of widespread protests to end systemic racism against African Americans and other minorities, Treviño called the society’s support a “major step towa...

Sitting at the corner of Broadway and Sunset Road, Braza Brava Pizza Napoletana is a full-blown Italian restaurant. But the lineup of 21 specialty pizzas is the undeniable star of the show, thanks to the wood-fired pizza oven that was built in Italy and transported to San Antonio. Whether you like them with traditional red marinara or bianche (whit...

San Antonio Spurs' Marco Belinelli will be entering free agency whenever the NBA’s 2020 offseason begins. And if his time with the Spurs is over, he is looking to remain playing in the NBA. In an interview with Italian outlet Avvenire, Belinelli says staying in the league is a priority but won't rule out other options. “The priority is to stay on a...

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Marco Belinelli is helping out his native country of Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. Per Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News, Belinelli is offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy to aid in the battle against the global coronavirus crisis. Belinelli isn’t able to go ho...

Italian renewables specialist Renergetica SpA (BIT:REN) has signed a contract to develop an up-to-10-MWp solar power plant to serve an industrial site owned by Alamo Cement Company Ltd in the US state of Texas. Renergetica USA Corp will work on a photovoltaic (PV) project in San Antonio. The company typically covers all activities of the value chai...

GelaRto, a cafe specializing in traditional Italian gelato, has opened in the J.W. Brooks building at 18 S. Water St. in downtown Wilmington.  Owners Nigel Langstone and Luca Grassi have been creating and selling GelaRto in Italy and Britain for years, and after a trial run in New York City, have opened a Wilmington location.  Langstone and his fam...

Pizza’s a family thing for Rick Perna and his sons Nick and Ricky. Dad’s been making pizza for 45 years, a skill he honed in his native Buffalo, New York, before the family opened Capo’s Pizzeria on Broadway just outside the loop four years ago. A second location on Blanco Road north of Bitters Road followed last year. On the outside, the Broadway...