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About 50 people gathered by the statue of Christopher Columbus in the eastern Inner Harbor on Friday afternoon to demand that Baltimore and Maryland officials replace his annual eponymous October holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the native communities who were harmed by the European explorer’s voyages. Protestors bearing signs with me...

The Italian American Club held its semi-annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event attracted 350 attendees, including former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, and many prominent members of the local Italian American community. "This is always a successful event, thanks to the hard work of the members," said...

Washington November 22, 2019. The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio opened yesterday the annual event organized by the Defense Attaché, Gen. Stefano Cont, in honor of the wounded Italian and American warriors. The event, held in the presence of the Assistant Secretary for International Security at the Pentagon, Catherine...

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, celebrates the holiday season with seven concerts of Gloria!: A Baroque Italian Christmas December 13 through December 18, 2019 in the nave of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. These concerts share the best that Baroque composers of Italy have to off...

Maria Perrotta came to the limelight in 2012. She performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations when she was nine months pregnant with an ambulance stationed outside the theatre in case she went into labor during the recital. Very few women in history had given a concert this far along in their pregnancy; one of them being Clara Schumann. The live perf...

Courtney Gaccione, a West Orange resident and the current counsel and county adjuster for Essex County, was recently named among this year’s "Stellas della Contea di Essex" (Stars of Essex County) during the 2019 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month celebration in order to recognize her community involvement and commitment to improving the...

James J. Gruccio Sr., Aldo Falasca and Danielle (Falasca) Sneathen are this year’s Spirit of Achievement Award winners, selected by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The accolades will be presented during the 32nd Annual Gala Ball set for Nov. 23 at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted by the...

In the early twentieth century Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theol...

Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined with members and families of St. Anthony’s Lodge to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Italian-American fraternal organization that has touched the lives of so many Chester County residents. In recognition of the milestone event, Dinniman presented Anthony Mascherino, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and co-ch...

The Vero Amici charity handed out a total of $18,000 to 10 community groups, including the Caldwell and West Caldwell fire departments, Caldwell Food Pantry, Caldwell-West Caldwell Recreation Department, American Legion James Caldwell Post 185 in Caldwell and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7925 in Fairfield, at its annual ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. T...

Ben 22 Istituti Scolastici Superiori di Basilicata e Molise hanno risposto al Bando su "Sicurezza sul lavoro e migrazione: ieri e Oggi” predisposto con il Patrocinio del Comune di MATERA e della Fondazione MATERA Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, dalle Direzioni INAIL di BASILICATA e MOLISE, dagli Uffici Scolastici delle due Regioni, dall’Associ...

I think it must be part of the genetic makeup of Italian-American “housewives” over 50.  If in fact it isn’t, I sure can site several cases that make this premise at least worth considering.  The gene to which I refer causes these ladies to keep a spotless or near spotless home….inside and out.  Take my wife, Luann, for example.  We have been marri...