Jo-Ann Vega, born in the South Bronx of immigrant Italian grandparents and now living in southern Delaware, recently spoke to members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO on the life of Fiorello LaGuardia and of her recent publication “Moments in Flight: A Memoir.” In her presentation, part of a series of lectures on celebrating Italian Americans,...

The UNICO Rehoboth Chapter plans the following March events. All will be held in the St. Edmond Parish Hall on King Charles Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. La Festa di San Giuseppe. Blessing and distribution of St. Joseph’s Bread to participants and food shelters. 9 a.m. March 19. Zeppole and Italian Baked Goods Sale. Benefits the St. Vincent d...

IN THE EARLY HOURS OF December 21, 1935, New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia walked into the Bronx Terminal Market with a cadre of cops. As the police played a horn fanfare, he hopped onto the back of a vegetable truck and addressed the assembled farmers and peddlers. Starting December 26, New York City would institute a total ban on the sale, displa...

Thursday, October 14, 2021. 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time. Large Meeting Room, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE. La Guardia was the first Italian-American elected to Congress [1916] and to the mayoralty of NYC [1933] during a time when hyphenated Americans were regarded with hostility and discriminated against.   How did La Guard...

On the evening of March 3, San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon put on a spectacular performance of “Fiorello!” a musical centered around the life and career of Italian American politician Fiorello H. La Guardia. The musical highlights both La Guardia’s involvement in politics (in addition to sitting on the U.S. House of Representatives multiple times,...

Vi piace la pasta e fagioli? La evitate come un piatto pesante e poco raffinato, la mangiate pensando alla nonna o nelle nuove trattorie fighette, che hanno recuperato le vecchie ricette del passato? E poi, usate i borlotti o i cannellini, la salsa al pomodoro la mettete oppure no? Tutte queste domande avevano già ottenuto risposta più di 70 anni f...

The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland is proud to present: TONY LO BIANCO NEW SOLO PLAY THE LITTLE FLOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BALTIMORE. On May 12, 2018 at the War Memorial Building, downtown Baltimore, Tony Lo Bianco plays late, beloved New York Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland and Mr. Lo Bianco will be prom...

Settant’anni fa, il 3 aprile 1948, il presidente degli Stati Uniti Harry Truman firmava il Piano Marshall. Settant’anni fa all’Italia veniva data un’occasione di rinascita dalle macerie della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, di riscatto agli occhi della comunità internazionale dopo una pesante sconfitta bellica. Settant’anni fa l’Italia sceglieva definitiv...

In 1922, Republican New York Congressman Fiorello La Guardia ran for reelection and was opposed by a Tammany-backed Jewish candidate. Sensing the opportunity to drive a wedge between La Guardia and his Jewish supporters, the opposition circulated a flier in the Jewish tenements calling La Guardia “a pronounced Jew hater.” La Guardia fought back in...

"I can't take off and I can't land, but I sure can fly." - bomber pilot Fiorello LaGuardia, 1918. The Little Flower always knew he'd make a great New York mayor. By 1933 he'd been waiting years for the job. As an anti-Tammany liberal Republican, Fiorello LaGuardia attracted national attention in Congress, but he could never build a constituency in...