Merola threatens Via Petroni bars with “legal action”

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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In an opening salvo against two bars in particular, the Mayor is not moving an inch regarding the new strict rules in force against Bar Absolute and Cucchiaio D’Oro. Complaints from the local residents reached a crescendo in the past few weeks as students celebrated like there was no tomorrow. A few incidents of house […]

Count down begins for the ALL-NEW-Neptune Fountain

Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Inauguration set for December 22 Il Gigante is about to reveal a shocking new ‘cleaner’ look. There’s still a few more weeks for historic monument to see the light again – just in time for Christmas. The elaborate maze of scaffolding that has intertwined the fountain for more than a year during the delicate restoration […]

Tourism Councillor declares war on city centre jam-packed with dehors

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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NEW RULES Councillor for Marketing and Tourism, Matteo Lepore has declared drastic action must be taken to stem the over crowding of chairs and tables around the old centre: “We need to improve quality and controls.” At current levels the city has extended the licenses for 136 dehors until June 30, 2018 nevertheless, Lepore sent […]

Young Bolognese writer aims for the literary stars

Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Bolognese by adoption but half Filipino half Tunisian by birth Amira Dridi thanks her luck on having such a diverse background and one that possibly gave her the insight to write and publish her first book about Bologna, called: ‘LE SUE MANI’ (‘HER HANDS’). “My book brings the reader through Bologna from the 1950s to […]

School girl fined seconds before validating ticket

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Father hits out at heavy handed controllers Daughter of Andrea Spettoli, a councillor in Borgo Reno for Insieme Bologna, publically denounced the heavy-handed way bus controllers fined his 13-year-old daughter without any hesitation. Furthermore, in the heat of the moment they completely ignored her while issuing the fine. “My daughter took the bus for the […]

Golinelli sets a high bar for Bolognese philanthropy

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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New Art & Science Centre Marino Golinelli: “I’m leaving a piece of my heritage to the Foundation for young people’s dreams.” The new Center opened the ‘City for Knowledge and Culture’ at Opificio Golinelli. The modern structure is 8 meters high and spans 700 square meters (added to 9,000 of the Opificio). It was designed […]

Fondazione ANT reaches out to multi-ethnic groups

Friday, October 13th, 2017
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The non-profit organization founded in Bologna in 1978 by Professor Franco Pannuti, is one of the leading private organizations working in Italy in the field of palliative care and pain management. Despite Bologna being home to almost 150 different cultures Ant has until now only been collaborating with the Moroccan community. However, with the help […]

Brits Scramble For EU Citizenship

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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By Samuel Stolton Applications for European citizenship from UK citizens have increased to many thousands, a report published last week reveals. Ireland continues to be at the top of the list by a considerable degree, as applications for citizenship of the country have almost trebled in the twelve months after Brexit. The trend reflects a […]

Two of Italy’s most ambitious academics head to Antarctica for science

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Italian women on historic adventure to the end of the world! Elena Joli and Gaia Dell’Ariccia have been chosen to attend a project called Homeward Bound, which promotes ‘Global Leadership Success’ for a women only crew. Media Release*: Two years ago, the world’s first all-female leadership expedition to Antarctica launched globally. Now Homeward Bound is synonymous […]

Number of homeless increasing in the city

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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More single fathers, gay and trans living rough In the first half of 2017, there were 2,494 compared to 2,930 throughout 2016. There are those fleeing persecution in their own country, while others living on the street include single fathers, gays and transgenders. Many of those without a roof over their head are being intercepted […]