Joan F. Mangones, a highly respected attorney and passionate advocate for legal rights, a former St. George resident who served as a staff attorney for and then head of the Staten Island office of the Legal Aid Society's Civil Division, died Nov. 18 in Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, N.H.   Born Joan File in Grumo Appula, Italy, she immigrat...

Today, July 21, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host a celebration of music, art and wine. This special day begins at 4:30 p.m. when Cavaliere Ufficiale Aldo Mancusi will present "The Life and Times of Luciano Pavarotti."   Pavarotti is one of the most loved voices of our time. Cavaliere Mancusi will explore Pavarotti's life, from his birth...

by Pamela Silvestri   Of all Mary Coppola's dishes, none is loved by the Scaffidi family as much as her Italian wedding soup. She has been making this soup for 50 years. "For Easter, New Years – oh they devour it," Mrs. Coppola says. "It's easy to make but too many things to do. My bones wont let me do this anymore, but I still do it."...

Saturday, October 18th, at 7 pm the College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts will present Franc D"Ambrosio's Broadway, " The Phantom Unmasked", a special benefit concert of cabaret style Broadway standards to support the Italian Studies program and study abroad opportunities for students to expand their horizons and experience of the cult...

By Lauren Steussy New Dorp Lane was a little more Italian on Monday during the second annual Columbus Day Festival. As singer Joe DiGennaro crooned Italian songs into a vintage microphone, an older couple slow danced on the sidewalk.   From his seat outside John's Deli on New Dorp Lane, Carmelo Ruggiero sang along, in Italian of course...

Mercoledì prossimo, 14 novembre, il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale a New York sarà a Staten Island per la raccolta delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei nuovi passaporti biometrici. L'incontro avrà luogo presso The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, (79 Howard Avenue). Si tratta, ricordano dal consolato, "di un'in...

More than 6,000 votes were cast in the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards poll for "Best Italian Restaurant." It was a very tight race, but one eatery came out in the lead of this collective rally cry for local food favorites.   And the winner is: Bocelli Ristorante — 1250 Hylan Blvd., Grasmere; 718-420-6150; BocelliRest.com — with 1,383 votes. &...

After graduating college with a bachelor's degree in education, Justine Campitiello was going to become a teacher. But her heart wasn't in it.   She tried working as a nanny, and tried other jobs, before choosing to join her family's business, Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe, which over the last four decades has become a household name on Staten Is...

By Jenel Few Danielle Pinkerton spent four years working to build a high school the entire county could be proud of, not just the islands community.   Now, she's going to Rome. Pinkerton, who opened Islands High school in 2010, will leave the Savannah-Chatham County public school system on June 30 to become head of an international sch...

Giuseppe D'Angelo, 80, of Willowbrook, a retired longshoreman and loving family man, died Monday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. Mr. D'Angelo was born and raised in Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, and served in the Italian army as a young man. He immigrated to the United States in 1962, moving to Brooklyn.   He settled in...