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The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers proudly announces the (eight) Scholarship recipients awarded at our 61st Annual Scholarship Breakfast held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Mulinos at Lake Isle in Eastchester NY.  Carl E. Petrillo, Chairman, Yonkers Contracting Company, was the Keynote Speaker and James J. Veneruso, Esq., Managing Partner,...

Each year, through the prestigious Donna Distinta Award, we honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The second 2024 Donna Distinta Award goes to Cav. Josephine Maietta.  For the past seven years, Cav. Josephine Maietta has produced and hosted the radio talk show "Sabat...

"Thank you, Mr. President." A large billboard with blue lettering on a white background appeared outside the Glass Palace immediately after President Sergio Mattarella's speech during his visit to New York for a significant address at the United Nations General Assembly. Paying tribute to the President of the Italian Republic with a bold "THANK YOU...

In the prestigious setting of the Italian School of New York Guglielmo Marconi, led by Michael Cascianelli, a special day was held for middle and high school students to commemorate two symbols in the fight against the mafia: Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, on the sad anniversary of the Capaci Massacre. Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino...

The City College of New York Interim Director of Athletics Steve Macias announced today that Marcello Di Russo has been named the head coach of the CCNY women's basketball program. "I'm deeply grateful and honored for the opportunity to continue my journey at The City College of New York as the new head coach of the women's basketball program," sai...

A man known as “the face” of St. John’s University has retired after 61 years – and he finally revealed a secret he shared with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Longtime Vice President Joseph Sciame, 82, helped educate generations of students including a high-profile bishop and Berlusconi’s daughter, whose presence on campus he kept...

Exciting news for Italian American students looking to study in Italy! The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) is now offering the Leandro P. Rizzuto Scholarship to any at a U.S. accredited college or university in Italy for the 2024 academic year. The student selected by the ASILM Scholarship Committee will receive a scholarsh...

Friday, April 12 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY. FREE for members, $10 donation non-members. Includes light refreshments. Explore the extraordinary inventions of Antonio Meucci, an Italian inventor whose work revolutionized communication. From his early days in Florence to his groundbreaking experiments in Ha...

Chris Vaccaro, the executive director of the Italian American Heritage Society of Long Island, spoke about preserving Italian heritage and culture today at the annual conference for the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Italian Teachers. “I told them emphatically that we will advocate to protect and maintain Italian language progra...

Students at PS 36 School in Staten Island were in for a delightful surprise when an unexpected guest flew onto the stage during their kindergarten class. It was none other than the beloved Italian fairy, making a special appearance to enchant the young learners with the magic of language and culture. The kindergarten classes at PS 36 are part of an...

PS 242 Young Diplomats Magnet Academy in Central Harlem experienced a day unlike any other as they welcomed the colorful spirit of the Italian carnival into their halls. Led by Principal Denise Gomez and Vice Principal Ms. Ellman, the school hosted renowned director and performer Simona Rodano, along with Pasqualino Beltempo, Giorgia Picano, Ariann...

When Maria Teresa Quaranta left her tax accountant ledgers for lesson plans, she wasn’t just changing careers; she was answering a calling. Her heart led her to the vibrant halls of the Robert F. Kennedy School in Manhattan, where she now brings the richness of Italian American culture to life using innovative teaching strategies tailored to studen...