More than 150 rare and exotic cars from across the world were on display in West Hartford on Sunday, as a part of the annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event. The car show celebrates exotic Italian automobiles and raises awareness for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Lamborginis, Maseratis, Ferraris and Paganis made their way dow...

After 53 years in the business, Tony & Lucille’s restaurant, a multi-generational family anchor in Wooster Square, will serve its last dinner Sunday night. It is part of the evolving landscape on Wooster Street where some iconic places have changed hands, although longtime businesses continue to draw crowds to New Haven’s Little Italy. Tony Sacco,...

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Farmington Polo Grounds, Farmington, CT. Concorso Ferrari & Friends presents: CARS, COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION WITH SKIP BARBER, Owner & President of Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. Click ‘Register Your Car or Sponsor’ to access reception tickets. Join Todd Piro and Amanda Raus in support of Connecticut Ch...

Harrison County native Rosalyn Queen has lived a life filled with love of heritage, service, family and pride in her community. Queen, a Bridgeport resident, is one of the founding members of the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, though she credits her colleague Merle Moore for having the idea to pursue it. “I’ve been involved from the very...

On June 7, 2019, Honorable Lubbie Harper, Jr., (Ret.), Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court conducted a ceremony in which the contributions to the law of the National Italian American Bar Association were recognized and in which the officers and directors selected for service in 2019-2021 were inducted.  Justice Harper conducted a cer...

Federico Perandin and his wife, Anissa Nouhi are the owners and creators of the well known Pastaficio in Cos Cob, a pasta shop and restaurant hybrid, which has quickly established a reputation of having some of the best Italian cuisine around Town. When explaining how Pastaficio came to be, Anissa Nouhi said her husband Federico worked  an advertis...

A Board of Alders proposal to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October was met with a demand from dozens of Italians — don’t take away Columbus Day. In the language of a proposal authored by Alder Kenneth Reveiz, D-14, which was discussed by the City Services and Environmental Policy Committee, it is said that because the Q...

The Fort Trumbull neighborhood in New London secured its place in history through its destruction. It will endure as a symbol of eminent domain and its excesses. But the vanished community had another story, one so tightly held that, for years, few seemed aware of it. Those who were had little to say. A Connecticut author’s deep dive into Fort Trum...

Rocco (Rocky) Cingari, the longtime president and chief executive officer of Grade A Market Inc., which owns 11 ShopRite stores in Connecticut, died June 3, with his family at his side. He was 89 and a lifelong resident of Stamford, CT. Mr. Cingari served as president and CEO of Grade A Market for nearly 40 years until January, when his nephew, Tom...

Arrivederci, Columbus? Not so fast. There is currently a resolution before New Haven’s Board of Alder to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day. As leaders of the Italian-American community, we believe that everyone is entitled to celebrate their heritage and welcome the opportunity to add an Indigenous People’s Day to our...