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The Great Italian American Series of articles as they appeared in our Quaterly Magazines

PBS Special – Italian Americans of NY & NJ

Posted on February 8, 2015

Premiering on PBS last night was a Special called  Italian Americans of NY & NJ.  I missed the whole thing but heard enough to share with our membership.  See Part 1 below and search for more at PBS.ORG and See … Continue reading »

Fiorello La Guardia

Posted on December 29, 2014

Fiorello La Guardia Biography Mayor, U.S. Representative (1882–1947) Corruption-fighting politician Fiorello La Guardia was New York City’s mayor from 1934 to 1945. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives. QUOTES “It requires more courage to keep the peace … Continue reading »

Louis Zamperini R.I.P.

Posted on September 6, 2014

Louis Zamperini, the Olympic winner and World War II officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, died this past July at age … Continue reading »

Walter Lantz / Lanza

Posted on July 4, 2014

Did you know? The man who created Woody Woodpecker, cartoonist Walter Lantz (1899-1994), was Italian American. His parents were both Italian immigrants. His  father’s last name, Lanza, was anglicized when he passed through Ellis Island.  

Enrico Caruso

Posted on July 4, 2014

 It has been over ninety years since the death of the man known as the “greatest tenor of the century:” and to this day, fourteen years into the next century, the title still invokes the name Enrico Caruso. Every tenor … Continue reading »

Jerome Caminada – The Real Sherlock Holmes

Posted on July 4, 2014

Jerome Caminada, born from an Italian father and Irish mother, was a real-life Victorian super-sleuth whose ground-breaking detective work in the notorious rookeries of 19th century Manchester earned him a place in the city’s history as the first Detective Superintendent. … Continue reading »

Italian police solve 105-year-old NYPD mob detective’s murder

Posted on June 10, 2014

Italian police solve 105-year-old NYPD mob detective’s murder By Dana Sauchelli and Sophia Rosenbaum June 23, 2014 | 2:21pm Modal Trigger Authorities announce the arrest of 95 members of the Palermo Mafia as part of Operation Apocalisse, which also revealed the killer of … Continue reading »

Philip Mazzei

Posted on December 10, 2013

     Philip Mazzei  a Florentine merchant, surgeon, and horticulturist, befriended Thomas Jefferson through business connections several years before they actually met.  After working as a wine merchant in London for about eighteen years, Mazzei sailed to Virginia in 1773 to indulge his … Continue reading »