What was taken down can be PUT BACK UP. What was destroyed can be REBUILT. We can start the healing process now with our Italian American leaders doing what's right for our Little Italy, by returning the Joe DiMaggio statue to its dedicated Piazza on Taylor and Bishop, that's been desolate for over 2 1/2 years now. The last thing Chicago's Little I...

An Italian American organization is suing the Chicago Park District to restore the Christopher Columbus statue removed from Little Italy after protests last year. The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) want city officials to reinstall the statue at Arrigo Park, which dated back to 1966 before it was taken down. The Columbus statues...

Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer.  The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets). These amazing Italian films, complete wi...

The long-awaited return of the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage festival is less than two weeks away. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the iconic event last summer. This will be the 38th year for the festival, but there will be some changes this time around. New for this year is the Italian Village, which will be in the 12th street area and...

Construction is nearing completion on The Grand Mulberry, a seven-story mixed-use building at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Oved Group and Nexus Development Group, the property will yield 20 residential units above ground-floor retail space and the Italian American Museum. The project is loca...

Little Italy is back in full swing and ready to bring on the bright sunny San Diego summers we all know and love. From dancing the evening away at a popular summer concert to outdoor movies, Little Italy has endless summer fun possibilities for all ages! ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series has already kicked-off in...

Fans of former Cleveland Indians player Rocky Colavito, who was a fan favorite right fielder and once led the league in home runs, are invited to a Tribute to Rocky Colavito at 7 p.m. July 26 at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, in the Porter Meeting Room. Ground was broken June 1 in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighbo...

I headed to the North End (pronounced “Nah-th End”) in search of the apartment building where my paternal grandmother — whom I never met — was born in 1902. Even though I was on the hunt for my own family history, it’s impossible to avoid learning about the Italian American immigrant experience when in this Boston neighborhood. My grandmother died...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOGGIO - ALCARAZ FAMILY! Their Little Italy home was christened Sunday as a CENTENNIAL HOME (1920-2021) by Baltimore Heritage, Inc., meaning it has been occupied by the same family for 100 years. Mary Ann Boggio Alcaraz, a Saint Leo's parishioner, was born in this Stiles Street house and still resides there with her husband R...

The Edgerton neighborhood on the western banks of the Genesee River between Lyell and Driving Park avenues is a study in contradictions. On one hand, Lyell Avenue is haunted by boarded-up storefronts, open-air drug deals, and prostitution. On the other, signs that residents are making the best of a troubled neighborhood are everywhere. Southeast As...