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Rick Cassata Passed on Yankees’ Baseball Offer

January 2021 |
Rick Cassata, un giocatore italiano di football, vinse il premio MVP nel “Grey Cup Championship” nel 1973. Nel 2002, fu introdotto nel “Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame”. Quando era uno studente di scuola superiore, giocò a calcio, baseball, e...

Little Steven

January 2021 |
Steven Van Zandt is a unique Italian American musician and actor who often goes by the stage name Little Steven. As a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, he plays guitar and mandolin. He is perhaps best known for his role as Silvio Dante...

Yogi Berra, the Early Years

January 2021 |
Yogi Berra was only 16-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Like many American teenagers, he felt that he had a score to settle for the devastating attack against our servicemen, killed by the Japanese.  Although many baseball...

Five Talented Brooklynites

December 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla di un gruppo di giovani originari di Bensonhurst, una zona di Brooklyn, NY. Il gruppo musicale si chiamava “The Mystics”, ma all’inizio, usò il nome “Overons”. Benché il gruppo non fosse molto conosciuto, ebbe qualche canzone...

A Look Back: Christmastime

December 2020 |
The Christmas Season is upon us.  Soon it will be time to trim your Christmas tree, hang your decorations and most importantly, spend time with those you love. In these unusual times Christmas is about family and the children. I can remember...

Quarterback Rick Cassata Into Hall Of Fames

November 2020 |
Outstanding high school athletes frequently possess the tools of stardom in more than one sport, but the Great Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame features more than a few multi-sport notables. Even among the crowd, certain athletes stand out, including a...

Lou's On First

November 2020 |
I primi anni del ventesimo secolo furono tanto difficili per molte persone. Ma per Antonio Pasin, questo periodo fu pieno di speranza. Dopo molti lavori, trovò la sua passione costruì mobili per una compagnia chiamata Venetian Furniture Company....

A Look Back: Little Italy Bakeries Across the U.S.

November 2020 |
As we prepare for the holiday season, we look back on an article from November 2014 written by Malone Dylan. Malone offers us a look into some wonderful bakeries in Little Italys across the U.S. On behalf of all of us at La Gazzetta Italiana, we...

Jimmy Alleva

October 2020 |
Jimmy Alleva is a talented Italian American crooner and tenor. He specializes in classical Neapolitan music, but his shows include romantic old-school Italian American songs. Jimmy was born in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY. He graduated...
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