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In 1996, the Fierro family of Richmond and the Italian American Cultural Association of Virginia established a scholarship for a Virginia Commonwealth University student of Italian descent. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU, of Italian descent, have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the...

Bishop Thomas Donato, a Jersey City native and pastor of St. Henry's Church in Bayonne, died tonight, parishioners are posting on the church's Facebook page. Donato, who would have turned 75 in October, was being treated for pancreatic cancer at Toms River Memorial Hospital, friends said.   According to his biography on the Archdiocese...

Former New Jersey Secretary of State Daniel Dalton, who coordinated the launch of the Boys and Girls Club of Glassboro in 2003, was a founding director, and has been a staunch supporter of the county's three locations ever since, will be toasted and roasted by the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County (BGCGC) at its largest fund-raising event Oc...

Former congressman Tom Perriello announced his surprise candidacy for governor of Virginia Thursday, upsetting the plans of many leading Virginia Democrats. In a hastily arranged speech at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in downtown Charlottesville, Perriello spoke of how his father first arrived in Virginia.   "He...

The Center for Italian StudiesThe Italian Division at the University of PennsylvaniaPresent   Love, Smoke, and Memory:Italo Svevo's Diario per la fidanzata   a Salvatori Lecture byNorman Rusin   University of PennsylvaniaWednesday March 13, 2013 at 6pmCherpack, 543 Williams Hall255 S. 36th Street   Light refreshments wil...

"Italia I was Born Here "it's an international tour based o the film "18 IUS SOLI" by Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu which shows the new generation of Italians born an raised in Italy whose parents are originally African, Asian, Latin American countries. You can support the Change and Italian's heritage month buying this Tee. Thank you in adva...

Though the numbers of those of Italian heritage in this city have diminished greatly since the arrival of the first immigrants arrival to this city, Italian pride continues to burn brightly every October as Italian Americans here celebrate the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492. This Sunday, Oct. 13, Philadelphia and Delaware...

Congratulazioni! Belleville restauranteurs were among local Italian Americans honored by County officials this week. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2013 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance on Monday in the LeRoy F. Smith Public Safety Building. DiVincenzo recognized Nanina's In The Park co-owners V...

We're less than a week away from the Annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival and Bob Gaudio is one man who has been synonymous with with the festival. He is finally being honored this year as the Ohio Valley's Italian American of the Year.   "Having that one spot where you have Italian music, great Italian food, Italian wines, jus...

By Nicky D Cooks Please come and join me on Sunday, October 5th at the Heinz History Center. I will be at the Italian Heritage Day at Heinz History Center with the team members from Ciao Pittsburgh. Please come by and visit us. We will be the ones with some of my fresh made pizzelle on hand to share. Check out the link on Ciao Pittsburgh.  ...

On Thursday, May 14th, the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey Financial Vice President Joseph Simonetti was honored by the National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service for his professional accomplishments.   Vice President Simonetti is a retired Deputy Police Chief from the Belleville Police Department and oversees a...

By Deborah Weisberg A double-header of earthly delights is on tap at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden on Aug. 29 with Italian-theme gastronomic events. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with Fig Fest!, where folks can feast on all kinds of treats made from the fruit of ancient Rome, followed at 7 p.m. by Terra Buona, a five-course...