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Petrosino, The Crime Buster

March 2017 |
Giuseppe Petrosino was a New York Mafia-busting policeman who was murdered March 12, 1909 in Sicily during what was supposed to be a top secret, undercover fact-finding mission. An informant asked for a meeting at the piazza in Palermo and, while...

Franca Sozzani: Brilliantly Disturbing

February 2017 |
Si è recentemente spenta a soli 66 anni Franca Sozzani, la “signora italiana della moda”. Il mondo delle passerelle piange la scomparsa della storica direttrice di Vogue Italia, deceduta  per una grave malattia contro cui ha...

A Lesson I Couldn't Refuse

February 2017 |
All I needed to know about life, I learned from “The Godfather.” At its heart, it’s a morality tale, asking the age-old question of how evil people become evil. Along the way, it preaches the importance of family (Puzo himself...

The Creator of the Big Mac: A Legend in His Own Right

January 2017 |
Si è spento all’età di 89 anni  Michael James “Jim” Delligatti, italo americano inventore del Big Mac, indubbiamente uno degli “ingredienti” più importanti per il successo di McDonald da...

Ciao, Matteo

January 2017 |
Matteo Renzi has resigned as Italian Prime Minister after being unreservedly defeated in a referendum to change the constitution. Renzi and his centre-left Democratic Party first introduced a bill in April, 2014 that would have achieved the most...

From Little Italy to the Republican Hall of Fame

December 2016 |
Lucy Selvaggio Stickan è molto orgogliosa delle proprie radici italiane. Il nonno paterno, infatti, era originario di Modica, mentre il lato materno della famiglia proviene dalla provincia di Messina. Lucy  è attualmente il...

I Am Who I Am, Nacy Panzica

December 2016 |
Nel 1955 Nacy Panzica faceva il falegname. Oggi, il lungo elenco dei suoi successi include la costruzione del Convocation Center della Cleveland State University, la ristrutturazione di Severance Hall (sede della prestigiosa Cleveland Orchestra) e...

Geraldine Anne Ferraro

November 2016 |
Geraldine Anne Ferraro was a public school teacher, attorney, congresswoman, Democrat, and the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. She was born in New York state in 1935 to an Italian American...

Private First Class Frank

November 2016 |
WWII hero Frank J. Petrarca lived with his family at 11300 Woodland Ave. His father, Dominic, a carpenter and cabinet maker, was Italian born while his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” (Tonti), was born in Connecticut. Frank’s siblings...
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