Ben Lariccia

Ben Lariccia, contributing writer, Youngstown, Ohio

In the Same Kitchen, 60 Years Apart: Artist Janice Merendino and the Continuing Spaces of Immigration

June 2024
At the turn of the previous century, a neighborhood in Atlantic City received a sizable influx of newcomers from Italy. The chicken coops and duck enclosures built by these immigrants gave the area its name, Ducktown. Nowadays, people may know the...


Passing the Torch by Ben Lariccia

January 2024
L'intervista è tra Joe Astolfi, meteorologo conosciuto in Ohio, e La Gazzetta. Originario di San Marino, Joe spiega come la sua eredità ha influenzato la sua vita adesso. Spiega quanti immigrati sammarinesi si sono trasferiti a New York, ma i suoi...


Vincent Caggiano: WWII Intelligence Officer and Youngstown Prominente

December 2023
Questo articolo descrive l'incredibile vita di Vincent Caggiano, un italo-americano emigrato negli Stati Uniti nel 1928. Quando era bambino i suoi genitori si trasferirono negli Stati Uniti e lui rimase con sua sorella in Italia, ma quando Benito...


Passing the Torch

July 2023
Our final “Passing the Torch” piece features Dennis Biviano, a multimedia journalist with Spectrum News 1. He covers news from our Italian festivals and whenever something remarkable is happening in the general community. His winning demeanor and...


Passing the Torch

June 2023
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens. Paul Ricciuti became an...


Passing the Torch

May 2023
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens. Married couple Michael and...


Passing the Torch

April 2023
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  Questa è...


Passing the Torch

March 2023
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  Joseph “Joe” Lambert...


Passing the Torch

February 2023
In this column La Gazzetta will profile notable members of our local Italian American community. We will get to hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  Roslyn Torella is an...


Passing the Torch

January 2023
 In this column La Gazzetta will profile notable members of our local Italian American community. We will get to hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  La Gazetta ha...


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