With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was named to another Hall of Fame today. The Michigan State basketball coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class that was unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.   "I think...

by Joseph Pronechen It's been confirmed. The body — the major relics — of St. Maria Goretti, beloved by countless millions, is heading to the United States. When she arrives from Italy, the first public appearance will be on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J. — public because she will initially be visiting a prison before that....

E' stato recentemente firmato un accordo tra la Camera di commercio, industria, artigianato e agricoltura di Torino, il Centro Estero per l'internazionalizzazione del Piemonte e la "Detroit Regional Chamber", per la creazione di un "Help Desk" di supporto alle aziende piemontesi. Il servizio fornira' le informazioni e l'assistenza necessaria alle d...

by Allan Lengel   Domenica Marchetti, a former Detroit News reporter, has made a name for herself with her food writing. Now comes this: Serious Eats -- a highly regarded website that Time magazine once ranked #17 of the 50 Best Websites-- has named Marchetti's book, "The Glorious Vegetables of Italy," one of five essential Italian cook...

Brembo's disc processing plant in Mapello, Italy has been awarded the General Motor's Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2013, during an Opel/Vauxhall event. GM gives this award to suppliers who have excelled in the past 12 months for the highest quality standards in the automotive industry. Brembo, which has always focused on providing its cus...

I membri di questa commissione si riuniranno qui a Detroit insieme a una delegazione di Senatori e rappresentanti del Ministero degli Affari Esteri dal 25 al 27 Aprile e saranno ospiti del COMITES, del Consolato d'Italia e del Consiglio dei Presidenti.   Le riunioni saranno aperte al pubblico con il seguente programma:  

A couple weeks back, I participated in a Twitter chat (#pantrychat, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.) on cookbooks. It was a blast to see what people across the country had to say about cookbooks, from favorite to most sentimental — and the strong opinions of some about never using one. I also loved sharing about my mom's stain-splattered "Joy of Cooking," the s...

Films are an important part of Italian culture for Pietro Sarcina. That's the Troy resident became involved with the Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit. Running from Wednesday, April 1 to April 26, the festival offers 14 contemporary films in various genres created between 2013 and 2014.   A national event taking place simultaneously in...

Chrysler Group LLC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne addressed more than 1,000 automotive leaders at the 2013 SAE World Congress Annual Banquet today, at COBO Center in Detroit about the need to evolve the industry's business models as well as defining a path that would produce the innovation needed to grow the auto industry...

In doing reseach for this post, I was sure that Italian immigrants found their way to Detroit, because it was a major industrial center that offered job opportunities the immigrants were seeking in coming to America. What totally surprised me was the number of immigrants who settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A land totally different from...