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Kings County Democratic Chairman Frank Seddio held his much-anticipated house-lighting extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 6. Each year, Seddio invites family, friends, elected officials, community leaders, area residents and children of all ages to attend this festive event. The annual block long “block party” took place at Seddio’s law office at 9306 Fl...

While there was heated contention between the City and Roman Catholics earlier this fall – regarding the dismissal of St. Frances Xavier “Mother” Cabrini in the She Built NYC campaign – progress with external initiatives are taking place to honor her. A statue will be made in Cabrini’s honor and a Brooklyn post office may be rechristened to share h...

Toward the end of 1999, I was living in Atlanta when a friend called with an intriguing offer. He’d finally scraped together enough money for a down payment on a place, and the modest one-bedroom apartment he’d been renting, a fourth-floor walkup in an old tenement building in downtown Manhattan, would be available. What really sold me, before I ev...

“Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!” declared Lauren Lombardo, wishing the crew of Life-Wire News Service a merry Christmas and happy New Year. After graduating from the College of Staten Island, Lombardo moved to Naples to paint and ended up living there for the next eight years. While there, she taught painting, wrote two children’s books and becam...

Come to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305) and view our presepio until January 6th! Free with admission to the museum: $10 non-members, $5 for members. The nativity scene or crèche, called in Italian the presepe or presepio, brings to life the story of the Nativity as told in the canonical as well as apocryphal...

Si è acceso l’albero di Natale più famoso del mondo, quello del Rockefeller Center di New York. Ma in pochi conoscono la sua storia. La tradizione di questo albero inizia negli anni della grande depressione dall’idea di un italiano: Cesidio Perruzza. Lui nasce negli anni ottanta dell’Ottocento a San Donato Val di Comino, un piccolo paese in provinc...

It was once the valley of opportunity for Italian immigrants seeking a new life in America. Wednesday, the village of Endicott continued to celebrate that tradition.   A small part of that history lives on through the Little Italy Heritage Center.   "It can't do anything but bring back memories to them. Everybody's not consistent, but there's some...

New York City is really close to the heart of Roman born screenwriter and vlogger Andrea Careri. He has just finished writing a book about NYC, titled La Mia New York. It’s a hybrid between a novel and a travel memoir. Each chapter will be dedicated to a specific place, restaurant, street, or neighborhood of New York City.                          ...

Auxiliary Bishop-elect Gerardo J. Colacicco is by nature a humble and shy person who fulfilled his dream of being a parish priest and now waits for what the next chapter entails as an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese. Bishop-elect Colacicco will be ordained an auxiliary bishop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dec. 10. “I still wake up and wonder if th...

It isn’t entirely unheard of for siblings to find success separately in the spotlight; look at Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, or even Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. When it comes to talent making their way from overseas to find acclaim in the crowded U.S. film market, however, it’s a much smaller club. So, when the It...

Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 pm at the Morris Park Community Center at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10462. Please Come and Bring Your Friends, You Don't Have To Be A Member To Attend! “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History” - Tale Of America’s History-Themed Park In The Bronx. Our featured author is Michael Virgintino, who wrote Fre...

Tuesday December 17th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come hungry & thirsty! Concession available with homemade food from our Cucina Colavita plus beer, wine & soft drinks. Cash & credit accepted. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 718-273-7660. Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10pp. Additio...