LeftyLefty Driesell didn’t want the party to end. So when the University of Maryland honored the Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach, raising a banner in his honor in 2017, he ended his acceptance speech by inviting an audience of friends and family to join him for pizza at Ledo Restaurant. The night went late at his favorite hangout, and Driesell’...

Nearly five months after Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus statue was dumped into Baltimore’s harbor, a local group is working to recreate it—using funds from the Trump administration. In one of its last acts before the 2020 elections, the Trump administration awarded $30,000 to repair or recreate the seven-foot-tall statue that was ripped from its...

Suzanna Rosa Molina has done it again! She authored another very entertaining book about the Italians in Baltimore. As expected, the celebrated “Little Italy” neighborhood, just east of Harborplace, is at its centerpiece. The book features plenty of terrific photographs, along with detailed family and historical notes. Its title is: “Images of Amer...

It's always a pleasure to visit Ledo Pizza in Severna Park. Family-friendly and casual, it's a "feel good," unpretentious place to enjoy some good Italian and American food. My dining companion and I arrived on a drizzly, chilly Sunday afternoon. A friendly welcome and soft mix of late ‘90s and country music helped us warm up and provided a comfy f...

Baltimore's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have rededicated a Christopher Columbus monument to victims of police violence, sharing concerns with the city's police commissioner that the two-story-tall obelisk is too close to a separate monument honoring fallen officers. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, a Democrat, expressed reservations about the...

At the north corner of Little Italy, Baltimore, stands a proud brick building with a long and interesting history. The 1793 Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest houses in Baltimore. It has housed Italian residents and businesses, including a pharmacy, a steamship ticket office, Banco di Napoli, and a...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Suzanna Rosa Molino for her new book, Italians in Baltimore. Molino’s book showcases almost 200 captivating vintage photos with captions of Italian immigrants and their descendants in the Baltimore area, both in and out of Little Italy. These captivating photographs offer a brief yet fascinating insight into some of t...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

It's now been more than three months since the Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy was toppled and thrown into the harbor. No arrests have been made. FOX45 has learned the statue is being worked on at an artist's studio on the eastern shore. It’s a months long process. Because of the extent of the damage they’re actually going to be creatin...

Baltimore's Italian-American community gathered Sunday morning for a small parade and ceremony in honor of Columbus Day. The ceremony took place in Little Italy where a Christopher Columbus statue once stood. The monument was toppled over and dragged into the water near the Inner Harbor by protesters on the Fourth of July. October is Italian-Americ...