The Department of Education center in Hicksville was red, green and white on Saturday at a ceremony awarding 25 students from Long Island Catholic schools scholarships from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress. “The scholarships were designed to assist deserving families with the cost of their annual tuition to attend a Catholic elementary schoo...

Lindenhurst’s Italian ice and ice cream shop Uncle Louie G’s changed hands earlier this year. The new operators are Michael and Nora Dorso, a husband and wife team who’s lived in the neighborhood for 25-plus years. Michael, a former Toys ‘R Us employee, and Nora, a teacher at Brentwood High School, decided to purchase their first business together...

EJ Cumbo sprayed line drives all over the outfield’s green turf. Some one-hopped the outfield fence, others left scorched earth on their way to the gaps. The hottest hitter in the Northeast Region was putting on a show on the eve of the baseball program’s first postseason appearance in six years. Cumbo, a redshirt outfielder for the New York Instit...

It’s a meat-and-tomatoes issue. Not that spuds have entirely given way to pomodori, but restaurants combining Italian fare and steakhouse specialties are growing on Long Island, bringing together the two most popular cuisines of Nassau and Suffolk. “They’re two of my favorites,” said Frank Bono, owner of Primi Italian Steakhouse in West Islip. “Gro...

Long Island City bid farewell to its unofficial mayor on Tuesday as hundreds attended a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Vernon Boulevard Frank Carrado was a beloved link to the past of what is now the fastest-growing neighborhood in the country prior to his death last week following complications from a stroke. He wa...

Emilio Branchinelli sits in a cozy booth under warm lighting at his restaurant, Passione, in Carle Place. In front of him are two heaping plates of linguine with white clam sauce—one made with fresh linguine, the other with the boxed variety. The restaurateur, whose culinary lineage traces back to some of New York’s earliest pizza pioneers, wants t...

Saturday April 13, 10:30 am. Sponsored by Italian Genealogical Group, Inc. Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY. Contact: Maryanne Yenoli 631-940-0255. ma.yenoli@gmail.com publicity@italiangen.org Patricia Ann Kellner, President of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island, will teach how to build a private Facebook group to attract...

The Genealogical Group of Long Island is Seeking a short memoir  (250-500) of Italian immigrants to be included in an anthology. If you are interested in having your story considered, please send your complete story, with name, phone and e-mail information to Dr. Marilyn Verna. at maverna@aol.com.Stories should contain some ancestral facts such as...

For a guy named Gatto — Italian for “cat” — Joe Gatto sure loves dogs. “We have four now,” says the Lynbrook resident, one of the stars of truTV’s hidden-camera prank show “Impractical Jokers,” which begins its eighth season Thursday at 10 p.m. He and his wife, Bessy, “were up to five,” he says, “but we’d also adopted a senior” who has since died....

Continuano gli impegni dell’On. Nissoli tra le associazioni italiane in USA, in raccordo con il suo lavoro parlamentare, dopo aver presentato un Disegno di Legge per l’Associazionismo italiano nel mondo. Infatti, questo fine settimana l’On. Nissoli è stata a Long Island, nel cuore dello Stato di New York, per l’inaugurazione dell’Associazione Itali...