Driving around the island of Sardinia, you’ll see names and places that resemble Italian language only from a distance. You’ll first subconsciously translate definite articles: il becomes su and la becomes sa.  Next you might wonder if u’s have overtaken o’s because nostro is nostru and vostro is bostru. But as the official language of the island i...

Hundreds of young people have learned everything they know about Italian American culture thanks to a person whose name they have never heard. For generations to come, they will continue to do so. These are the students of New York University (NYU) who regularly attend the courses offered through the Tiro a Segno Visiting Fellowship in Italian Amer...

Giuseppe Paterno, 96, has faced many tests in life: childhood poverty, war and now, the Covid-19 pandemic. This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath awarded to Italian students when they graduate, Reuters reports. Already in his 90s when he enrolled for a degree in History and Phil...

Five New Jersey students, including one from Lyndhurst, have won the 2020 Silvio Laccetti Foundation’s Garibaldi Award, given annually to graduating high school seniors of exceptional merit in Italian studies and school/community activities. Gabriella Bruno of Lyndhurst High School, who plans to study elementary education and history at the College...

Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced the appointment of Monsignor David Cassato, pastor of the Parish of St. Athanasius-St. Dominic Church in Bensonhurst, as the new vicar for Catholic schools on Thursday, July 23. According to the Diocese of Brooklyn (DOB), promoting diocesan Catholic schools is one of the roles for the Vicar for Catholic S...

By a 7 to 2 vote, the Board decided to approve a proposal offered by Board member Violet Jimenez Sims to change the, “2020-21 School Calendar naming October 12, 2020 ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ rather than Columbus Day.” Barring another any laws to the contrary, the Board also voted to “continue this change on future school calendars on the holiday cu...

The June 30 Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue is a cause for celebration. It goes against the Blaine Amendment, a failed amendment to the Constitution typical of the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry of the 1880s. That amendment was supposed to stop government funding of Catholic schools. While it ultimately fail...

The Italian Refugee Council (CIR) has launched a project called ''La bellezza dell'integrazione'' (The beauty of integration) which organizes training courses for 120 refugees who have been granted international protection, the humanitarian organization said on July 7. The project ''The beauty of integration'' funded by the EU's Asylum, Migration a...

The Royal Gorge Lodge #2866 Sons and Daughters of Italy are proud to announce the recipients of their 2020 Scholarships. These awards for $1,000 each are based on heritage essays, letters of recommendation and scholastic work. The recipients for this year are Haley Meigs-Sanders, Laiken O’Rourke and Joseph Carochi of Cañon City, and Katie Madic of...

The government on Friday reached an agreement with Italy's regional and local authorities on reopening schools in September, after they were closed in March due to the the coronavirus crisis. A first draft of the new guidelines was rejected by regional authorities and the national association of headteachers, who asked for clearer instructions and...