The New Haven area is known for its Italian heritage and for a pasta supplier in West Haven, the word business is all about family. At Durante’s Pasta, making pasta is truly a work of art. “Having a family business, to me personally, is everything,” said Angelo Durante. Angelo’s mother and father, Carmelina and Amedeo, met in Ruviano, Italy and cam...

Yes, I have been to every Italian American neighborhood in America. Why? About 4 years ago I noticed that there were many Italian businesses in New York that were disappearing. Some of these businesses were a century old.   Before they all vanished I wanted to have photographs of these neighborhoods and their institutions for the sake of his...

Everyone knows in New Haven, you come to Wooster Street to find everything Italian. But where did those Italians come from? Author Anthony Riccio knows. He literally wrote the book about Italian Americans in New Haven.   "You had people from Piedmonte, which was the northern part," Riccio said. "You had people from Lombardy, you had people f...

A sexual harassment case that has been unfolding without public notice for nearly five years within the Yale School of Medicine has roiled the institution and led to new allegations that the university is insensitive to instances of harassment against women.   The case involves a former head of cardiology who professed his love to a young It...

  WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 78th issue of our online magazine. Spring has boomed in Italy: we have a warm, sunny weather and the many beautiful places of our marvelous country are full of tourists. A recent survey tells us that in the Tripadvisor reviews, America...

The Greater New Haven Columbus Day Committee is encouraging all other groups or organizations to participate and make reservations for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade. This year's Columbus Day Parade will be held in East Haven on Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 1 p.m.   The committee has announced this year's Kickoff event will be held on Su...

By Gail Donahue Think for a moment about how overstated sporting events, especially on the professional level, and all that surround them appear to be. There are massive crowds, cheers, jeers, screaming, injuries, controversy, and salaries equivalent to winning Powerball every year.   Sports, in general, and all that goes with it do not imm...

By Leeanne Griffin   Andrea Meriano knew precisely how she wanted her Cannoli Food Truck to look, even borrowing her niece's crayons to sketch the exact design with hot pink and leopard-print trim. The truck's color scheme would also be reflected at her family's brick-and-mortar bakery, which was moving from Guilford to Madison.   But...

Comparing her life as a cigar maker in New Haven to her grueling labors as a taglialegna, or lumberman, in 1930s Italy, Michelina Venditti can't help chuckling at the contrast. Venditti's remarkable account of felling trees to make charcoal is just one of many riveting oral histories collected by author Anthony Riccio for his newest book, "Farms, F...

By Stephen Fries   This column started out with the idea of sleuthing out recipes for dishes you enjoyed at area restaurants. It still does, and has grown to include columns related to "everything food." I have been a subscriber to Bon Appetit magazine for many years and have enjoyed their R.S.V.P. column where they also seek out restau...