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Theresa Saldana, the "Raging Bull" actress who survived a stalker's brutal attack to become a crime victims' advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with "The Commish" and other TV shows, has died. She was 61. Saldana had been suffering from pneumonia and died Monday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to her l...

By Alfonso Guerriero Jr. There are not many family-owned restaurants in urban cities that have been in business for over seventy years. One reason for this is the Food Channel's popularity that has catapulted the careers of many chefs who in return have attached their names to franchises.   These franchises are sprouting up across the count...

If you are looking for a place for casual, family dining that still has hearty and delicious food, there's no better fit than Mama D's. Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, this creative and family-friendly restaurant has been a local favorite for years.   Recently, Mama D's original location in Newport Beach was ranked #8 on Ye...

The students from Garden City High School's Italian 4 Honors and the Italian College classes recently had the pleasure of welcoming Hofstra University Professor Stanislao Pugliese - author, editor, and organizer of conferences (many of which focus on Fascist Italy, the Resistance Movement, and Italian Americans), to their classroom. Professor Pugli...

Dozens of people gathered Saturday afternoon into the evening to kick off day two of St. Ann's Italian Festival, which has been apart of the Mile Square City now for 106 years.   While city police blocked off the area near 7th and Jefferson streets at St. Ann's Square, the smell of bratwursts filled the air and children rode carnivals and pl...

The Washington, D.C. Italian-American community mourns the passing of Mark Valente III on August 3. He was a President of Valente & Associates and for over 20 years gave voice to a wide range of clients, elected officials, candidates, and not-for-profit causes.   Mr. Valente was a distinguished member of the Board of the Directors of Nat...

Occhio a San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington e Chicago per le imprese italiane del legno arredo che intendono esportare negli Usa. Non ci sono solo New York e Miami, ma c'è ancora tantissimo da fare come presenza su quei mercati: a Boston, oppure nel Texas, sulla East e sulla West Coast.   Lo afferma FederlegnoArredo nel suo stand-mostra...

Thursday September 22. 6 PM - 8 PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St. - 02113 Boston, MA. John F. Carafoli is an author, consultant, blogger and internationally know food stylist. After graduating from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he was an art director/designer and creative director for advertising agencies and publ...

By Christopher Pepe Until last year, my son was playing for a U.S. Soccer-sanctioned Pre-Development Academy soccer team in Northern California. A young competitive team, eager to play 11-aside on a large field against much older kids. Well-coached, and filled with raw athleticism mixed with the bounty of racial diversity afforded in the USA, the...

Some of Mercer County's most prominent Italian-Americans celebrated their lineage Monday afternoon as Hamilton Township hosted its annual Italian Flag-Raising Ceremony in recognition of National Italian-American Heritage Month.   Mercer County Acting Prosecutor Angelo Onofri and Eugene Forconi, proprietor of Hamilton-based Forconi Foods, wer...

A known protein has now been linked to obsessively eating non-stop. This remarkable discovery was made by a team of Italian researchers working at Boston University. The protein receptor, TAAR1, present on neurons of the prefrontal cortex, if not fully operative, can cause a person to eat compulsively in times of stress. So-called binge eating. &n...

I'm a creature of the dark. No, nothing vampiresque or witchy in my statement, I just, quite simply, am naturally attracted to all that's mysterious and saturnine. A victorian soul, if you will, charmed by the history of the unexplainable and by its melancholic mood.   If you're anything like me, you may seek after that particular atmosphere...