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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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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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Washington DC’s Top Chef Fabio Trabocchi To Open Restaurant in Venezia

Washington DC’s Top Chef Fabio Trabocchi To Open Restaurant in Venezia

| April 21, 2019

“Per me è un ritorno emozionante e necessario. Una sorta di sogno nel cassetto”. Non ha saputo resistere al fascino di Venezia, lo chef Fabio Traboccchi, che dopo oltre 20 anni di base a Washington e 6 ristoranti aperti negli States (sotto il nome Fiola e Sfoglina), ha accettato la sfida: ritornare in Italia per […]

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Michéal Castaldo’s 2018–2019 East Coast Christmas Concert Tour Raised over $39K for Various Churches and Organizations

Michéal Castaldo’s 2018–2019 East Coast Christmas Concert Tour Raised over $39K for Various Churches and Organizations

| January 19, 2019

New York City—Michéal Castaldo’s 2018–2019 East Coast Christmas Concert Tour helped raise over $39,000 (in ticket sales and sponsorship) for the following churches and organizations located in the U.S. and Canada: November 17, Christmas in Italia at Richwood United Methodist Church, in Richwood/Mullica Hill, NJ. The sold out concert was proudly supported and sponsored by […]

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The epic story of the map that gave America its name

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

| July 7, 2018

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world. Source: The epic story of the map that gave America its name

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Mary Sansone, a Grass-Roots Political Godmother, Dies at 101

Mary Sansone, a Grass-Roots Political Godmother, Dies at 101

| May 16, 2018

A  Mary Sansone, a gutsy Brooklyn social worker who created a robust community service organization that bridged racial and ethnic barriers, defied the Mafia and befriended supportive politicians, died on Monday in Brooklyn. She was 101. Source: Mary Sansone, a Grass-Roots Political Godmother, Dies at 101

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Italian-American club celebrates 100th anniversary in Rockford – MYSTATELINE

Italian-American club celebrates 100th anniversary in Rockford – MYSTATELINE

| May 12, 2018

The Saint Ambrogio Society Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday. The Saint Ambrogio Society began as a club exclusive to those Italian-Americans who migrated to America from the Ferentino region of Italy, but today opens its doors to all peoples and cultures. Source: Italian-American club celebrates 100th anniversary in Rockford – MYSTATELINE

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Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food store, dead at 92

Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food store, dead at 92

| March 31, 2018

Balducci was born in Brooklyn but raised in Italy after his family moved back when he was two months old. He returned to New York with his family in 1939, later serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participating in the D-Day invasion. Source: Andrew Balducci, of the iconic NYC gourmet food […]

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Vintage election meddling: Italian-Americans urge relatives to vote against communism in 1948

Vintage election meddling: Italian-Americans urge relatives to vote against communism in 1948

| March 25, 2018

In 1948, the United States worried Italians would vote socialist in the country’s upcoming election. Thousands of Central New York Italian-Americans wrote letters to their native home urging them not to. With the Cold War heating up, both the United States and the Soviet Union sent bags of money to the Italian political party they […]

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