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How the Russo Family Switched From Superheroes to America’s Opioid Crisis With ‘Cherry’

How the Russo Family Switched From Superheroes to America’s Opioid Crisis With ‘Cherry’

| January 31, 2021

For their adaptation of Nico  Walker’s semi autobiographical novel — their gritty follow-up to the ground and record-breaking ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — directors Joe  and  Anthony  Russo honed in on addiction and PTSD, tapping their younger sister, Angela Russo-Otstot, to co-write the script in this family affair. Source: How the Russo Family Switched From Superheroes to America’s Opioid […]

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Loredana Polezzi Named Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies | | SBU News

Loredana Polezzi Named Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies | | SBU News

| January 30, 2021

Loredana Polezzi has been named the Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies, positioned in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The D’Amato Chair, established in 2008, was made possible by a fundraising effort led by then Stony Brook University Council Chair and current Stony Brook […]

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Italian American Museum for Washington, DC Inaugurated (IAMDC)

Italian American Museum for Washington, DC Inaugurated (IAMDC)

| January 2, 2021

Calling it an “an historic day for our Italian and Italian American community,” on December 15, 2020, CISC President Francesco Isgro, together with CISC Chair Fr. Ezio Marchetto, Italian Embassy First Counselor Domenico Bellantone, & donor Commendatore Robert Facchina cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Italian American Museum of Washington DC (IAMDC). Due […]

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Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa purchasing iconic Butler Mansion for $3.3 million

Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa purchasing iconic Butler Mansion for $3.3 million

| January 2, 2021

The Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa is buying the property at 2633 Fleur Drive on contract for $3.3 million, according to Polk County real estate records. The transaction was recorded Dec. 28. “We are really happy with where we are and now, where our future will be,” said Paolo Bartesaghi, president of organization. “We […]

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Waterville mayor Nick Isgro draws criticism for proclamation of Oct. 14 as Columbus Day – 

Waterville mayor Nick Isgro draws criticism for proclamation of Oct. 14 as Columbus Day – 

| October 1, 2019

“On Columbus Day,” the proclamation says, “we honor the skilled navigator and man of faith who President Benjamin Harrison described as a ‘pioneer of progress and enlightenment’ whose spirited voyage transformed the western hemisphere and inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions in the face of seemingly insurmountable doubts and adversity. ” Source: […]

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IAOVC Decries Disregard of Voters & Insult to Immigrants, Catholics & Italian Americans in NYC’s Cabrini Statue Debacle

IAOVC Decries Disregard of Voters & Insult to Immigrants, Catholics & Italian Americans in NYC’s Cabrini Statue Debacle

| September 19, 2019

“In this one move, the First Lady of New York has subverted the will of the people and insulted immigrants, Catholics and Italian Americans,” stated Dr. Manny Alfano, Founder and President of IAOVC Source: IAOVC Decries Disregard of Voters & Insult to Immigrants, Catholics & Italian Americans in NYC’s Cabrini Statue Debacle

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NIAF Supports the Life and Works of Mother Cabrini

NIAF Supports the Life and Works of Mother Cabrini

| September 18, 2019

Honorary Statue of Mother Cabrini Denied in New York City – (Washington, D.C. – September 17, 2019) – The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports the life and works of Saint and Sister Francesca Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini. America’s first ordained saint, Mother Cabrini was summoned by the Pope to help the […]

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An immigrant’s journey to US citizenship rebukes extremists in

An immigrant’s journey to US citizenship rebukes extremists in

| September 16, 2019

For all of its contradictions and injustices, the 20th century American melting pot transformed millions of immigrants into productive citizens. “Like the vast majority of the roughly 2 million Italians who arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, my grandfather was looking for a better future. He found it in […]

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50° Anniversario dello Sbarco sulla Luna

50° Anniversario dello Sbarco sulla Luna

| July 20, 2019

Washington, DC (19 luglio 2019) – Il 20 luglio 2019 ricorre il 50esimo anniversario dello sbarco dell’uomo sulla Luna, un evento epocale per l’umanità che ha segnato l’inizio dell’era spaziale, di cui anche l’Italia è stata e continua ad essere protagonista.  “E’ motivo di orgoglio per l’Italia – ha detto l’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio – […]

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Billionaire Owner Rocco Commisso On Plans For Fiorentina: ‘I Like To Underpromise And Overdeliver’

Billionaire Owner Rocco Commisso On Plans For Fiorentina: ‘I Like To Underpromise And Overdeliver’

| July 11, 2019

U.S. billionaire Rocco Commisso speaks about his plans for Fiorentina after last month completing a deal for the Florence-based team. Source: Billionaire Owner Rocco Commisso On Plans For Fiorentina: ‘I Like To Underpromise And Overdeliver’

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Valentina Cortese, screen diva who earned Oscar nomination for ‘Day for Night,’ dead at 96

Valentina Cortese, screen diva who earned Oscar nomination for ‘Day for Night,’ dead at 96

| July 11, 2019

Ingrid Bergman apologized that she — not Cortese — won the Oscar Source: Valentina Cortese, screen diva who earned Oscar nomination for ‘Day for Night,’ dead at 96

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Italy revokes Steve Bannon’s right to use a monastery for his political “gladiator” school

Italy revokes Steve Bannon’s right to use a monastery for his political “gladiator” school

| June 4, 2019

Bannon planned to teach the art of his brand of politics at the school. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s plans for a far-right nationalist school have been halted by Italian authorities. Bannon hoped to run the school out of an ancient monastery near Rome, but officials say they are revoking rights to the […]

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