Calling Christopher Columbus “a man we now understand to be a harbinger of genocide and of displacement,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney proclaimed that Oct. 12 will now be Indigenous Peoples Day within the city. Stoney made the proclamation Friday afternoon to a mostly empty City Council chamber, though present were representatives from the Pamunkey...

Stellina Pizzeria, the essential Italian street food spot that bakes neo-Neapolitan pies near Union Market, will plant a flag in Northern Virginia later this year. The restaurant, which became a fast hit when it opened in 2019, announced plans today for a new 2,000-square-foot lease at the Village at Shirlington (2800 S. Randolph Street). The new a...

The Italian restaurant that’s coming to the former Alto Fumo space (2909 Wilson Blvd) in Clarendon is a few weeks away from opening. Mazaro is the name of the new restaurant, which was first touted in window coverings declaring that “Italy is Coming!” The coverings are now off and interior work has largely wrapped up, according to Aziza Naji, a par...

In recent months, statues of Christopher Columbus have been torn down by mobs in cities like Baltimore and Richmond. Robert Royal, Catholic author and the President of the Faith & Reason Institute, will give a Catholic defense of Christopher Columbus during a lecture at the Basilica on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 pm. Royal is the author of Columbu...

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Selden), a retired police officer, died on Tuesday at the age of 75, fellow Legislator Anthony Piccirillo (R-Holbrook) confirmed. “A mentor, a friend and a true gentleman,” Piccirillo told OnSachem on Tuesday evening. “My heart aches for his wife and his family as well as the residents of the 4th Legislativ...

Following a national trend, the School Board on Tuesday approved a proposal to cease the celebration of Christopher Columbus’ map-expanding voyages of discovery and instead focus on the accomplishments of the original inhabitants of the what Europeans viewed as the New World. Under the proposal introduced by Harris Mahedavi (Ashburn), the schools w...

Marino de Medici was 11 in the summer of 1944 when he was strafed by a World War II U.S fighter as he rode his bike along a country road on his way to school. He and his family were subsequently driven from their home on the Adriatic Coast on a farm near Montefiore Conca in the Romagna region in search of someplace safe from German soldiers and bom...

From the owners of St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Market 2 Market and Cafe Pizzaiolo comes Piece Out, a new Italian restaurant in Del Ray. The restaurant is now open at 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue, the former location of Catch on the Ave. The opening was first reported by Alexandria Living Magazine. According to Eater DC, food is being prepared for takeout du...

Starting today, first responders throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area can stop by any of the 40 local Paisano's Pizza restaurants during their shift for a free meal as a thank you for their tireless work protecting communities during this time. Paisano's, known throughout the region for pizza, subs, pasta, salads, wings and more, will offer an...

Tony DiSilvestro didn’t set out to turn a good portion of his family’s restaurant business into a charity. It just sort of worked out that way. At the beginnings of the coronavirus crisis in March, the founder of the local Ynot Italian chain decided to go across the street from his Great Neck location in Virginia Beach to the Church of the Ho...