Colombo Bank has announced it will merge with FVC Bankcorp. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Colombo serves four locations, including the branch on Albemarle Street in Little Italy. First known as Apicella Bank, it opened in summer of 1914 in Little Italy. Advocating the banking needs of the neighborhood and community, the bank was, and contin...

When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition.Alpino was built by Italian ship builder Fincantieri, which through its Marinette, Wisc....

Maryland Sen. Richard S. Madaleno stood on stage at a candidates’ forum in a Baltimore tap room surrounded by a formidable field of rivals seeking the Democratic nomination for governor: Ivy League grads. Accomplished lawyers. A Rhodes scholar. Yet when a question on Maryland’s $44 billion budget went to Madaleno, the event’s moderator joked: “Mayb...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, a beloved Baltimore tradition since 1999, will be on hiatus for the summer of 2018, organizers have announced. But they hope that a new and improved festival will return in 2019. “Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the festival,” said Mike Castino, vice-president of the Little Italy Lodge of the Order Son...

The Little Italy Open Air Film Festival, a Baltimore summertime tradition since 1999, will not take place this summer, organizers announced Saturday. “I have just learned that there will not be a film fest for 2018,” Suzanna Rosa Molino, director of the Promotion Center for Little Italy, said in an email Saturday morning. For almost two decades, ou...

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis has set a date for the grand opening of her new restaurant at the Horseshoe Casino. The celebrity chef made the announcement on Wednesday about her plans for GDL Italian by Giada. The Italian restaurant will open to the public on Tuesday, May 22. It will be on the second level of the casino and is the first eat...

The annual Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, about to mark its 20th season, is moving to a new location. The outdoor film series, a staple of summers in Little Italy since 1999, will be held this summer in a parking lot of Stratford University, at 210 S. Central Ave. Films had been shown in a parking lot of Da Mimmo Restaurant, at High and Stiles st...

Faculty Type: Non Tenure Track Fulltime; Office/Department: Modern Languages & Literatures; Faculty Job Type: Full-time; Estimated End Date: 06/08/2019. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Loyola University Maryland is seeking a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Italian to teach in the department (4/4 load) and pr...

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. $25. Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood was once home to Jewish immigrants from Germany and Russia. Surprise! The 1850s Gold Rush in California brought some of the earliest immigrants from Italy, who rented rooms from homeowners in Fell’s Point and along the harbor as they made plans to continue west to seek their f...