Last week, GreaterPatchogue published a story about a Ping Pong bar that could possibly come to Patchogue. Facebook commenters responded positively for Ping Pong —  yet some cried out for a bocce bar in the village. Sal Martinico asked, “How about a bocce ball bar too?” Nat Scaccianoce wrote: “Yes on a bocce bar … “ Well, Patchogue already has a bo...

Dorothea Wierer made history. Again. The two-time Olympic bronze medallist became her nation's first ever biathlon overall World Cupwinner. She was the first Italian woman to win a world title clinching gold in the mass start in Ostersund just seven days earlier. Wierer finished Sunday's mass start in Oslo-Holmenkollen, Norway in twelfth position,...

Coming off the heels of the sold out 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Clash which has amassed over 225,000 online views, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce the creation of the Warrior’s Code Award to celebrate the achievements of New England’s most legendary boxers. The award’s first recipients will be 2019 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee,...

A highly successful return to professional ice skating after a 16-year hiatus is not something Deanna Stellato ever envisioned. “It’s definitely not something I thought I would do,” says Stellato, 35, who with her skating partner Nathan Bartholomay earned a U.S. bronze medal last year. Stellato, a native of Illinois, competed as a junior until the...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for an 8-week bocce ball schedule. League play begins April 1/2 through May 20/21. Games will be held in Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets. - Please provide a second night preference, if applicable. - If your requested evening is filled, we will look to your 2nd...

Phil Martelli said he has not read the three-paragraph statement that St. Joseph’s University put out Tuesday. announcing the end of his tenure as men’s basketball coach. “I don’t really have an interest,’’ Martelli said over the phone Wednesday morning. “The pain is raw. It’s still here. … I haven’t seen it. Nor will I.” He’s not being a smart ale...

The Azzurri baseball squad arrived safely at Phoenix International Airport without bench coachAugusto Medina and infielder Erick Epifano for 2019 Spring Training at the Oakland AthleticsArizona complex in nearby Mesa. Team Italy manager Gilberto "Gibo" Gerali replaced Augusto Medina, who was stranded in Venezuela due to flight cancellations to and...

The Florida Panthers announced today they will host The Galbani Italian Festival at BB&T Center on the JetBlue Tarmac on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Florida Panthers host the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. that evening. Fans will get the opportunity to participate in Galbani cooking demos, Voga wine seminars and more. Kids activities in...

Giorgio Armani has unveiled on Monday a new partnership with the Italian Soccer Federation. In particular, the designer and the Italian sport institution have signed a four-year partnership that will see the country’s national soccer team wearing formal off-field Emporio Armani uniforms. Previously, the Armani company created the uniforms for the I...

Seventy-two years ago this St. Patrick's Day, Rocky Marciano — one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time — came to fight in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was a turning point in his life. A friend set Marciano up with the Holyoke fight. It was 1947. He had just gotten out of the Army and was digging ditches for the gas company in Brockton, Mas...