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The city’s Columbus statue is likely to still be in McCabe Park when Columbus Day arrives, but city leaders will soon be negotiating with a private Italian-American association to relocate it. New Britain’s statue is one of the last in Connecticut still on public land, and has become a focal point for debate about Columbus' legacy. In the wak...

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 12:00 P.M. EST. Registration fee: $25. Register here. Join NIAF and award-winning journalist Ali Rogin to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The program will be an engaging discussion around Rogin's new book Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss: 30 Powerful Stories, which brings together an all-star support and recovery team to...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America, ha depositato in Senato un disegno di legge che prevede l’istituzione di una Giornata nazionale della Rete diplomatico-consolare italiana nel mondo.  “La ricorrenza - ha dichiarato la parlamentare eletta all’estero - rappresenta un doveroso riconoscimento alle donne e agli uomin...

Peoria's Christopher Columbus statue will soon be gone. The park district board voted 4-2 Wednesday night to remove the statue from Bradley Park, and replace it with green space. Board members Nancy Snowden and Joseph Cassidy voted no. Cassidy said people living in the Uplands nearby want another statue or work of art to replace Columbus instead of...

Wednesday, September 30, 5pm EDT. Gianfranco Angelucci: “Federico Fellini: maestro di cinema e di verità” (subtitles in English). Host, Uff. Mico Delianova Licastro. Please click here to register for webinar.  Gianfranco Angelucci is a writer, director, Academy teacher, who collaborated with Fellini on the film Interview (1987); it won a Special Ju...

Italian racing driver turned Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi has started responding to treatment with signs of interaction, more than three months after he was seriously injured in a handbike crash. Zanardi has spent most of that time in intensive care after crashing into an oncoming truck during a relay event near the Tuscan town of Pienza o...

A contradiction: it is misguided and unfair to judge historical figures under contemporary standards; yet historical judgement is virtually all that modernity offers us to measure human action. Christopher Columbus and his statue in front of Worcester’s Union Station epitomize the dilemma Columbus’ long shadow sheds on the exploration of the Americ...

On Monday and Tuesday of this week (September 21-22, 2020), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central held its first-ever virtual Taste of Italy trade tasting in cities across Texas. Participating winemakers and food producers were asked to ship samples to the U.S. earlier this year. Texas-based food and wine professionals and food and wi...

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday took a swipe at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had suggested that freedom is more important to Brits than it is for Italians and Germans. According to La Repubblica, Mattarella said on the sidelines of a ceremony in the Sardinian city of Sassari: "Italians also love freedom but we also care...

The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to remove the Christopher Columbus statue — which has overlooked Oakland since 1958 — from Schenley Park. Italian Sons and Daughters of America has called Pittsburgh home since 1930, our organization is headquartered in this city, and we plan on vigorously fighting the decision. “ISDA will call upon May...

In five-inch heels and a lace pencil skirt, Milan is taking baby steps into the new normal. With supermodels on the catwalk and Paul Mescal in the front row, Fendi had flashbulbs popping at a fashion show for the first time since before lockdown. Italian fashion is back in business, although not business at usual. At Dolce & Gabbana, guests accesso...

Road to recovery. Buddy Valastro is on the mend after he accidentally impaled his hand while bowling with his family at their New Jersey home. The Cake Boss star, 43, shared a photo on Wednesday, September 23, via Instagram of himself in a hospital bed with a bandaged right arm. “I was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago,” he captioned t...