Castel Maggiore gets the thumbs-up for new cycle lane

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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Bologna comune overwhelming lent their support for a new project that would see 4.5km of new bicycle track from the city center until Castel Maggiore. The comune promises “a logical and strategic plan for connecting the main functioning hubs such as the university areas, the Tecnopolo and the fiera district,” with the objective to boost […]

WELCOME BACK NEPTUNE!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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Mayor of Bologna: “The fragile beauty of Neptune has been restored thanks to the help of everyone.” Merola said of Neptune’s comeback: “We welcome the figure that the soul of every Bolognese feels close to and that has always transmitted to us the values of belonging, of community, of citizenship… It’s not always a monument. […]

Foreigner denied Italian citizenship

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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He couldn’t read nor speak Italian After 12 attempts to try to get a 50 year old Moroccan man ‘to swear (in Italian) to be faithful to the Republic of Italy, to be loyal to the Italian Constitution and the Law’, Mayor of Minerbio Lorenzo Minganti decided to halt the process of granting citizenship. These are […]

Piazza Aldrovandi clocks up 4,000 fines for unauthorized access

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Over a quarter of penalties occurred at night There are already more than 4,000 fines for unauthorized car/motorbike access in Piazza Aldrovandi, of which over 1,100 incursions happened during the late hours of the local nightlife. This figure is still only partial because the count stopped on 25 September (for subsequent data acquisition servicing). Of […]

Bolognese income increases but half went to the over 60’s

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Younger age groups found to be more in difficulty than in past. Gender inequalities also reduced Declared income by Bolognese citizens slightly increased, but almost half of the wealth still remains in the hands of over 60s. The younger age groups, on the other hand, are more in difficulty than in 2002, a year taken […]

Rossoblu boss Saputo drops hints about new stadium

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Apparently the restructuring of the Dall’Ara stadium isn’t up to everyone’s liking. It’s proceeding much slower than expected. Between the royal blue shape of the new third shirt and Luca Carboni and Marco Di Vaio’s predictions on the magic charm of the kit and the shadow cast by Milan on a previous game, Joey Saputo […]

Unibo Professor Lucia Rossi to be next EU judge

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Rossi: “A nomination that is also an important recognition for Bologna and Alma Mater.” Lucia Serena Rossi, law professor of European Union Law at the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Bologna, is the first Italian woman to be appointed Judge of the European Court of Justice. As a Professor in Unibo, she […]

Direct flights to China in 2018

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Starting June’18 from Nanchang + 60 more flights Marconi pulled off a marketing miracle concluded in the Italian Embassy Beijing. The first direct flight will be from Nanchang, Jiangxi capital, south-east of China. Over the following weeks, other flights to and from China will land and depart from Bologna for a total of 60 incoming […]

Businesses penalised for open door policy

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Closed doors pollute less say Comune The new winter ordinance that compels city shops to keep their front doors closed while operating winter heating or air conditioning in summer has come into effect. The measure “aims to contain pollutant emissions in the atmosphere” and was announced by Valentina Orioli. The councillor for the Environment, as […]

Violence against women: 9 a day ask for help in Emilia-Romagna

Friday, November 24th, 2017
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1,481 cases of violence against children were registered from January to October this year. Twelve feminicides were recorded in 2016 so the regional government has allocated almost four million euros to counteract the phenomenon: 2,900,000 from state funds and one million from regional appropriation schemes. There were 3,139 women who were victims of violence and […]