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Soon, the world's largest telescope will be built in Chile and named "E-ELT", European – Extremely Large Telescope. It will have a mirror of 39 meters in diameter; the diameter of its rotating dome will be 85 meters and it will rise almost 80 meters above the ground. Its total weight that will be 5,000 tons. Such a massive project would not have be...

Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it's a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans as scungilli used to be such a niche market that fishermen ignored them when they turned up in lobster traps or oyster dredg...

It's fair to say that every period which has celebrated the literature of antiquity has held epic Roman poet Virgil in extremely high regard, and that was never more the case than during the early Christian and medieval eras. Born in 70 B.C.—writes Clyde Pharr in the introduction to his scholarly Latin text—"Vergil was ardently admired even in his...

by Esme Noir   The first time we stepped beneath the red-white-and-green Italian flag and through the door of De Marco's New York Style Pizzeria, we received a warm welcome. In less time than it takes to say "benvenuto," we felt — I know it sounds sappy, but it was true — as though we were family.   De Marco's' décor exudes old-fashio...

Brooklyn's oldest Italian church community stood in solidarity with the victims affected by the devastating earthquake in central Italy. Saint Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Carroll Gardens held a special mass for the victims Sunday evening.   The parish collected donations to help provide relief to people in Italy who are in need.&nb...

20 countries applying; almost 100 projects submitted; more than 20 professionals involved; 2 conferences; an international art prize involving a diplomatic organization (the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Crakow, Poland), and then a series of events a latere such as concerts, performances, workshops and much more: this is the IV edition of Apulia...

Columbus Day is under assault as never before. Once unabashedly celebrated throughout the land, it was hailed initially by President Harrison in 1892, designated a national holiday by President Roosevelt in 1934, and pegged to the second Monday in October by President Nixon in 1972. A couple of halcyon decades followed during which schools, b...

by Molly Seaman Who is St. Frances Xavier Cabrini? Some may know her as the first American saint, others may remember her as the foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In Radnor, many know her as the reason we have a place to call this campus our home, the name we proudly wear across our chests when we win yet another CS...

The Italian-American Association of Luzerne County recenlty held the Person of the Year Award ceremony at the annual Columbus Day dinner at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre.   Brothers Raymond and Albert Capozucca, both originally of Pittston Township, were co-named for the award for 2016. The brothers co-founded Capozucca...

Terry "Tito" Francona rose to prominence in 2004 when he managed the Boston Red Sox to the team's first championship since 1918. Born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania (thirty miles north of Pittsburgh), Francona has spent much of his life in organized baseball.   He played collegiate baseball at the University of Arizona, helping the Wildcats w...

A fast-casual Italian chain Piada Italian Street Food has opened in Woodbury. It's located in CityPlace, the mixed-use project that replaced the former State Farm Insurance campus. It's close to the Tamarack Village shopping center and will be open seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.   Columbus, Ohio-based Piada entered the Twi...

by Yvonne Wenger   A Baltimore City Council proposal to strip ChristopherColumbus of his annual holiday and rename the day for indigenous people has sparked a community debate. Students at City Neighbors Charter School in Northeast Baltimore petitioned the council to rename the holiday. They said they were tired of "mistruths" about the...