A recent visit to the newly opened Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) was a real treat, in more ways than one. First off, I must say how nice it is to see this particular corner at Hertel and Delaware salvaged. It would be interesting to know what this entire corner once beheld, before it became a series of strip malls and fast food joints....

Buffalo’s Italian American community is celebrating a big weekend in the Queen City. The Federation of Italian American Societies hosted its annual banquet Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s a celebration of Italian culture and the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of Italian Americans. News 4’s Jacq...

A place for capturing and sharing Italian American culture and history opened Saturday  in Buffalo. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo's new home inside the former North Park library, 2351 Delaware Ave. The new location for CCI Buffalo will be the site of genealogy research, lessons in la...

I must admit that as much as I’ve been covering the arrival of the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) until a recent visit I was not fully aware of the impact that this complex would have on the city. And I say “complex” because it is a lot more complex than I imagined. This multifaceted cultural center is a testament to the vibrancy, dedic...

Former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, who sits on the the board of North Buffalo’s (coming soon) Centro Culturale Italiano (CCI), has compiled an update on a number of recent advancements pertaining to the project. Not only have there been a number of significant donations to the cause, but work has been steadily progressing at the culturally sign...