Pictured is North Haven First Selectman, Michael Freda as he "passes" the Italian Flag to East Haven Mayor, Joseph Maturo, Jr. in recognition of theTown of East Haven becoming the host community for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade.   The parade will be held on Sunday October 11th as marchers will step off in the downtown district of East Haven....

Romeo G. Petroni died Monday, Aug. 3. He is the only native son to become a Superior Court judge during the 20th Century. "It's a demanding, challenging position that requires broad knowledge of the law, but at this point in my life, I'm ready for it," Judge Petroni said in May 1990 when he received the appointment. Judge Petroni had lived 60...

New Haven Connecticut, Yale University: un'oasi italiana in cui si celebra il 2013 Anno della Cultura negli Stati Uniti, in cui è immersa il console generale Natalia Quintavalle venerdì, in occasione della prima visita ufficiale al prestigioso ateneo. Il denso e articolato programma della giornata è iniziato con l'intervento del console generale a...

Anthony Riccio will present his Italian-American oral histories and photographs at a talk in the New Haven Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Riccio is shelving and delivery supervisor in Sterling Memorial Library.    The event, titled "The Italian-American Experience in New Haven: A Talk by Anthony Riccio," will coincide with th...

by Rachel Ettlinger   Paul Criscuolo, president of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven, has announced this year's Columbus Day Parade Kickoff Party will be held on Sunday, July 12.   Hosted by the East Haven Italian-American Club at the club's facility, — located on 509 Laurel Street in East Haven — the event, which will f...

On a perfect, sunny, summery October day, a few dozen people — many wearing the green, white and red colors the flag of Italy — sat out along the Main Street side of City Hall, listened to Italian music and honored Natalie Guiliano DeRosa as "Italian-American of the Year." Then they all moved on to the basement of City Hall to eat ziti, eggplant a...

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men-a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime-...

The town of Branford goes all out for Columbus Day weekend which takes place this years from October 12-14, with Monday, Oct. 14 as the designated holiday. Columbus Day Committee secretary and publicity chair Magdalen Sparaco said they have a wonderful parade planned filled with bands, floats, vehicles, and more. The governor, lieutenant governor...

Little Italy isn't just one neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, it's a group of neighborhoods all across America. These neighborhoods have been incorporated into the fabric of the towns they reside in and have become an essential part of each city. With a desire to maintain Italian culture, these neighborhoods prosper today through a strong work ethic...

by Zach Melvin   A city famous for its pizza is making a name for itself with another Italian delicacy. At Gelato Giuliana, 15 employees produce between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of gelato a day. The company sells to supermarkets, country clubs, restaurants and colleges from Maine to Delaware.   "This was quite accidental actually,...