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Mario Salerno has been elected president of the Calabresi in America Organization. A member for eight years, Salerno served as an advisor for two years and worked his way up through the vice presidential ranks before being elected president. “Being involved has given me the opportunity to share my Calabrese background with others and celebrate it a...

For some, the prospect of buying a cheap home in Italy is a chance to leave their old life behind and start all over again. But the latest town to offer tumbledown houses priced at just over a dollar wants buyers to bring it with them -- encouraging families or groups of friends to buy multiple properties. Bisaccia, a picturesque destination in Ita...

Si è svolta presso la sede dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, negli Stati Uniti, la prima riunione semestrale dell'Osservatorio Nazionale della Lingua Italiana, organismo che riunisce i principali protagonisti attivi nella promozione della lingua italiana negli Stati Uniti. Presenti alla riunione i Consoli Generali, i Dirigenti degli Uffici Ist...

You have probably already figured out that I love to eat, but food is so much more than ingredients and flavors feeding our bellies. Sometimes we seek flavor, and other times, we seek memories. We search for a restaurant to bring us back to our past. Maybe a dish reminds you of your grandmother’s, you had the same dish at your wedding, or you’re se...

A large crowd gathered on the second floor of the Sons of Italy Tuesday night as its board handed out over $52,000 in donations to multiple local organizations. The money is taken from the club’s gambling proceeds. The club is required to donate 60 percent of the funds to local organizations. President Dan Vilello called the 43 organizations to rec...

Pizza’s a family thing for Rick Perna and his sons Nick and Ricky. Dad’s been making pizza for 45 years, a skill he honed in his native Buffalo, New York, before the family opened Capo’s Pizzeria on Broadway just outside the loop four years ago. A second location on Blanco Road north of Bitters Road followed last year. On the outside, the Broadway...

Every night that his parents would let him, and even some nights when they wouldn’t, Thomas Di Pauli would wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning, go to the computer and watch hockey. Growing up in Italy, the time difference forced Di Pauli to wake up at this time to see his favorite NHL stars. Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Mario Lemieux, he couldn’t wait t...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

Save your appetites, people. One of Florence’s most popular restaurants is opening in New York City. Osteria delle tre Panche, which translates to “the tavern of three benches,” will be hosting a Chefs Club residency this February.  Chefs Club, for those who are unfamiliar, is a restaurant group that hosts some of the world’s most famous chefs at i...

If you have $2,000-$4,000 lying around and an interest in owning Frank Sinatra’s Italian marble toilet with a golden clamshell lid, make your way to Swedesboro this Sunday. S&S Auction will be auctioning it off, alongside roughly 200 other items from the crooner’s “Chairman’s Suite” at the original Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City,...

The Sorrentine Peninsula juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea like a knobbly, pointing finger, its rugged shores sprinkled with some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, its bucolic interior moulded by the limestone Monti Lattari. Of course, the Amalfi Coast on its southern shore is well known, but the rest of the peninsula is just as beautiful, less infu...

Former NYPD detective Sonny Grosso, whose police work with partner Eddie Egan was used as the plot for the classic 1971 cop flick “The French Connection,” died Wednesday. He was 89. Grosso’s death was confirmed by his longtime friend, and former NYPD captain, Ernie Naspretto. Grosso died in Manhattan after battling a long illness, Naspretto said. “...