Rev. Vincent Capodanno served both his country and as a member of the clergy. On Sept. 4, 1967 -- 53 years ago -- he died in action while ministering to wounded Marines on the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Father Capodanno spent time as a Maryknoll Missionary, a Catholic priest and U.S. Navy Chaplain. Born on Feb. 13, 1929, on Staten Island,...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are still open for takeout, delivery or pickup during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Friday, the Advance highlighted Nucci’s South Italian Restaur...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are still open for takeout, delivery or pickup during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited La Fontana at 2879 Am...

Sunday, September 20th. 3:00 PM EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305. "La Musica Dolce". Italian Influence in the Great American Songbook. Pianist/Vocalist Alex Leonard. Donation $10 per person. Italy has been a great source of inspiration in American culture, art and politics. This influence can be heard in...

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 -...

Friday, September 4th @ 6:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305. Donation $10 per person. Cold Bottled Water Will be Provided. Please bring your own lawn chairs. The Museum is closed to the public; therefore, bathroom facilities are unavailable. Your Safety Is Our Priority. Social distance practices will...

On Aug. 2, 1917, the day Pietro Mione entered the world, the average life expectancy for men was 47 years, only 14 percent of homes had bathtubs, fuel for cars was sold in drug stores, and only 8% of homes had a telephone. Fast forward to 2020 and Pietro — the Italian name for Peter — celebrated his 103 birthday surrounded by family members, friend...

To celebrate the grand opening of Baci (the Italian word for ‘kisses’) Ristorante, an open-air party for family and friends showcased the amenities offered by the full-service restaurant and cocktail lounge. The spankin’ new dining spot at 1657 Richmond Rd. in Dongan Hills — the former home of Mario’s — is the brainchild of Alessandro (Alex) Borgog...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are still open for takeout, delivery or pickup during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Thursday, the Advance/SILive.com visited EAT Italian at 655 R...

This year would have marked the 117th anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, the age-old festa Italiano in Rosebank founded by a group of Italian immigrant laborers in 1903 that served as a tribute to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the celebration — dubbed one of Staten Island’s best kep...