In coordination with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) Humanitarian Assistance Program and the U.S. Mission to Italy, Naval Air Station Sigonella provided the second of three donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals in Catania on behalf of the U.S. Navy.“Italy and the United States have a long, shared histo...

Food Network host Guy Fieri worked to raise more than $21.5 million in seven weeks to help unemployed restaurant workers, prompting many to praise him for "doing more than Congress" to assist struggling hospitality employees during the pandemic. The longtime TV host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives made personal pleas with large corporate sponsors, i...

Barstool Sports is offering aid to small businesses struggling during the pandemic. The sports blog introduced "The Barstool Fund," which is based off of a Long Island restaurant. For 65 years, Borrelli's Italian restaurant on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow has been family-owned and operated. Frank Borrelli says after struggling all this year be...

The pandemic may claim another iconic Hollywood restaurant. Miceli’s, which boasts it’s the oldest Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Hollywood, has set up a GoFundMe to keep its doors open. Since opening in 1949, the restaurant (which also has a North Hollywood location) is known for its singing waiters and piano bar. Lucille Ball allegedly learne...

JCCIA past President Enza Ranieri, representing current President Sergio Giangrande, presented the final check for our Helping Hands COVID-19 Relief campaign to Benton House food pantry. Located in a beautiful vintage building that was a settlement house many years ago, Alderman Patrick D. Thompson and Mary Murray of Benton House were there to rece...

When COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown hit Italy this year, the leadership at San Patrignano—a recovery community in the nation’s Emilia-Romagna region that teaches residents the decorative arts—was concerned. The community relied on brick-and-mortar retail. “During the lockdown in April, we were really worried,” says Luca Giunta of San Patrigna...

One of the most wonderful things about the exceptional tradition that unites all those who have built the history of the Italian American community over many decades is the solidarity, generosity, and brotherhood that has allowed so many Italian Americans to survive and grow in very difficult conditions, thanks to the help of other fellow Italians...

The cast and creators of the hit HBO series The Sopranos will soon reunite for a special live fundraiser to benefit Friends of Firefighters, an organization founded in the aftermath of 9/11 to support active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families. A two-hour virtual event, the reunion will be hosted on Tiltify's Twitch page this week on t...

Las Vegas’ world-class resort community, Tuscan Highlands, is saying "Thank You" to local first responders by offering a free lunch or dinner at its on-site restaurant, Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge, now through the end of the year. Community heroes, plus a guest, are welcome to enjoy a complimentary meal at the Italian-American eatery. Reservations...

Driving to the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park as the first specks of snow fell this winter, I was taken back to my time writing obituaries as a cub reporter. There was an unwritten rule then at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s newspaper, the Chicago Catholic: Priests always got top billing. Shorten the nuns’ obituaries first, i...