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By J.M. Lawrence   As the sounds of an opera played in his downtown Boston barbershop, Arthur Puopolo sometimes paused mid-haircut, lifted his scissors into the air, and spontaneously joined the tenor in a climactic aria. The scent of hot towels, aftershave balms, and complimentary espresso filled the air at Court Square Styling Shop, w...

WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Crepes with zucchini is a delicious and appetizing dish that you can serve either as a first course for an important dinner or as a main dish for a light lunch. Crescenza is a soft, fresh, creamy cow cheese that has a delicate and mild taste. It gives a d...

Abe Vigoda, best known for portraying a gangster in "The Godfather" films and the glum Det. Fish on TV's "Barney Miller," died Tuesday at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said he died in his sleep of natural causes.   A veteran of New York theater, Vigoda was about 50 when he w...

In the past weeks important announcements were made by American companies. Cisco, Apple and GE informed that they plan to carry out R&D investment in Italy. In fact, Italy is one of the six leading manufacturing countries in the world, second in Europe only to Germany, ahead of France and the United Kingdom.   Now that the Italian Govern...

di Maria Teresa Cometto   Grande novità e opportunità per imprenditori di tutto il mondo: l'agenzia che si occupa di promuovere l'economia newyorkese, NYCEDC, sta lanciando un programma per attirare imprenditori innovativi da tutto il mondo. Si chiama IN2NYC (International Innovators Initiative) e offre 80 visti H-1B a chi decide di installa...

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing the availability of applications for their annual scholarship program.Four scholarships will be awarded, each totaling $2,500. Two will be awarded based on academic achievement and two will be athletic scholarships.&...

You may take one look at that headline and ask, "What do you mean, how to speak Jersey restaurant Italian? Everyone knows how to pronounce gnocchi, cappacola and cavatelli.''   Not like an Italian, they don't. Being one myself, I know something about these things, but quickly discovered, in my epic search for N.J.'s best Italian restaurant,...

di Cristina Da Rold   Diversi studi indipendenti hanno sottolineato negli ultimi anni che il respiro di un malato di cancro presenta una differente composizione chimica rispetto all'alito di una persona sana, e che dunque può rappresentare un possibile strumento diagnostico, in particolare per il cancro al polmone. L'alterazione del metaboli...

This week's food review is about Michael T's Restaurant at 8390 Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford.Reporter Alissa Scott and copy editor Alex Caldas ate there recently and had this to say: About the Restaurant: Michael T's has been a local, family-owned Italian restaurant in New Hartford since 1983. The eatery offers a fully stocked bar, tables and c...

Saturday, April 30 at 8:00pm singer Giada Valenti will do a concert at The Town Hall in New York City. Like in her PBS special, the Italian songstress will take her audience on a romantic and magical journey as she performs her own interpretations of American and Italian hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as recent songs. Born and raised in V...

Altamura's first planned home was humble. Jack Petronella of Manhattanjack wanted to create the kind of Italian restaurant he knew from New York. And he found a small house on Magazine Street to convert into a restaurant. But that location didn't work out.   Now Altamura's home will be grand: the Magnolia Mansion on the corner of Prytania St...

Italy's book publishing industry is going global. Whereas 2001 saw a mere 3.2% of the domestic titles being picked up by foreign publishers, the percentage climbed to 9.5% in 2015. In other words, nearly one out of ten Italian books crossed the border.   The bottom line is that in 2015, Italian publishing houses sold the rights to almost 6,0...