The annual COPOMIAO meeting, held on June 1 in NYC in Little Italy's Italian American Museum, demonstrated a national coalition on the rise through the steady leadership of Basil M. Russo, who was unanimously elected to a third consecutive term by his peers. The Italian American Museum is not yet open to the public, as crews wrap up with a years-lo...

The Boston North End Historical Society is very excited about the September launch in conjuction with the Friends of the North End (FONE) of the fundraising for the interactive art project by world renowned sculptor, Nancy Schön to be installed at St. Leonard’s Church's Peace Garden in the North End to symbolize the first steps down a gangway from...

Boston and the State of Massachusetts have always been fundamental in American history but also in the narrative of Italian emigration and presence in the United States. Our guest today is one of the most important figures in the Italian American community in the Bay State, where he has also been our new Ambassador for a few weeks. Tom Damigella we...

Dear friends, In the month that is ending our audio and video podcast, We the ItaliaNews, has reached (and exceeded) 350 episodes. Really, I never thought I would reach this number when three years ago I turned on the webcam and tried to answer the many questions from you Italian American friends, who were trying to understand this strange news abo...

Thursday October 27, 2022 — 6:30 p.m. EST. I AM Books, 124 Salem St., Boston MA 02113 (Register Here). This event will feature several speakers who worked with and knew Anthony, including Prof. James Pasto (Boston University), James Peltz (SUNY Press), and Tommy Damigella (North End Historical Society). Anthony V. Riccio (1952-2022) was the author...

No one can deny Columbus’ discovery of the New World had a long-term impact on the Indigenous People of North and South America. It was Columbus’s life-long mission to discover a shorter sea route to the Far East, not only for new trade, but, also, to find an unobstructed path to Jerusalem, then occupied by the Muslims. Not only was Columbus an inc...

To all Organizations and Individuals who petitioned against Bills H.3191 and S.2027, an Act establishing an Indigenous People Day on the second Monday of October to replace and eliminate Columbus Day as a Massachusetts State holiday: IDP Day Bill NO ACTION TAKEN by the legislature. General Session concluded August 1,2022. This Bill dies in committe...

It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives — and to set the stage for new economic opportunities — between the U.S. and Italy. The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo — who leads The Conferen...