Everyone has a favorite pizza place, but if you love the doughy, cheesy, sweet-sauced, charred-pepperoni pie that’s typical in the 716, one way or another, you can trace the pizza you love back to the Bocce Club on Hickory Street near Eagle in the 1940s. While pizza was already a popular dish in the Italian sections of Buffalo, especially on the We...

It's always interesting and fun to discover new stories, particular and unknown to me, about something beautiful and winning in the history of the Italian American community. Often these stories are about sport, which in America has seen the triumph of many Italian American champions. Today's story concerns 7 (SEVEN!) golfing brothers who filled th...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) held its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 9 at the exclusive Ramsey Golf & Country Club in Ramsey, NJ. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect late summer day to host 80 golfers and guests from the tri-state area. The outing was emceed by Emmy-award winning on-air talent Matt Stucko of Y...

A standout nose tackle in high school and college, Ralph Serpico emerged as a pillar of the community he grew up in throughout his adulthood. From high school football star to Rose Bowl champion and beyond, Ralph “Babe” Serpico was a role model and force for good in his native Melrose Park. “You have a community of mostly working-class Italians, an...

University of Notre Dame fencing head coach Gia Kvaratskhelia announced the completion of his coaching staff Tuesday, with assistant sabre coach Christian Rascioni joining the Irish ahead of the 2019-20 season. A native of Trieste, Italy, Rascioni earned his “maestro di scherma” (three-weapon fencing master) diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di...

Today, Rocco Commisso released his acceptance speech for an Italian Heritage Award, “Patrimonio Italiano Award” through Fiorentina’s social media. Rocco has been very busy since purchasing Fiorentina with multiple trips to Firenze and back, financing a new stadium at his high school Alma mater, and now an award from Patrimonio Italiano TV. Here are...

There's another boat on the water going after the America's Cup. The Luna Rossa, Italy's challenger for sailing's most prestigious prize, was christened Wednesday in Cagliari on the Isle of Sardinia. The Circolo della Vela Sicilia yacht club is the third to launch, joining Emirates Team New Zealand and the New York Yacht Club's American Magic. Afte...

Arguably one of the most popular sports across the globe, football has a tendency of bringing people together irrespective of race, culture and country. Owing to its reach to the masses, football has also allowed the players playing the beautiful game to enjoy unmatched popularity, fame and money. We've seen the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano...

George Tarantini had a talent for soccer and coaching the sport and motivating his players. He won an ACC title as the coach of N.C. State’s men’s team, once led the Wolfpack to a No. 1 national ranking and the Final Four and mentored one of the greatest players in U.S. soccer history. But Tarantini’s true gift was with people. He could connect wit...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park. It's an appropriate setting for the image of Rocco Domenico Colavit...