250,000 penalty points for traffic violations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Mandatory breath testing

Bolognese increasingly disorderly behind the wheel Bologna’s roads are increasingly more dangerous than ever. Speeding, ignoring red lights, use of mobile phones while driving and child seats not being fastened with safety belts. Even basic rules are being completely overlooked now. DANGER: The highest stat registered by Road Safety Education Observatory in 2017 relates to […]

17 schools to be demolished!

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Classroom

Municipality: “Adapting them to anti-seismic criteria would cost more than rebuilding them.” There are 13 gyms and 17 schools of which the Municipality is the owner, and little by little will have to be abandoned because, in terms of a cost and benefit assessment, they cannot be fully adapted to current anti-seismic standards. They must […]

Sturmtruppen 50 anni

Monday, December 10th, 2018

By Giorgia Ferro In celebration of the Bolognese artist, Sturmtruppen 50 anni organized by Fondazione Carisbo and Genus Bononiae – Musei nella città in collaboration with the Bonvicini heirs, is running at Palazzo Fava until the 7th of April. Sturmtruppen is an Italian satirical comic book, conceived and designed by Bonvi (Franco Bonvicini). First published […]

Shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia violates order of alcohol sale

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Shuttered shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia

Checks by the Municipal Police confirm problems of ‘urban safety’ Forced to shutter at 19 A commune communiqué states: “The Mayor Virginio Merola, has signed an ordinance that reduces the opening hours of a neighborhood shop located in Via Caduti di Cefalonia, in the heart of the historic center: from the time of notification, which […]

Piazza Grande celebrates 25 year anniversary

Friday, December 7th, 2018
First printed publication Piazza Grande Dec 1993

First publication hit the streets December 6th, 1993 After suspending its publication run in July, Piazza Grande, the first street newspaper in Italy, published by the association by the same name, will begin distribution again in the New Year. It has been completely updated with a new format and graphics, designed by Fabrizio Bonfiglio and […]

Ciociola calls for a Bolognese Silicon Valley

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Massimo Ciociola: CEO of Musixmatch

CEO Musixmatch: “We are like California, we do not let our talents escape.” The CEO has chosen to invest in people and to draw talent from the Bolognese university system. For Massimo Ciociola, this is where the real Silicon Valley is. He defines himself as a ‘talent seeker’ you can’t blame him because he is […]

Mimmo Lucano awarded Honorary Citizenship

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
Errani Facebook post

City council approves a proposal by PD Francesco Errani “Today the City Council of Bologna has approved my proposal to confer honorary citizenship of the city of Bologna to Mimmo Lucano, mayor of Riace,” Errani proudly announced. The PD municipal councillor announced the news across all the social networks and it quickly spread to the […]

Alphonse Mucha Exhibition

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Reverie

“The mission of the artist is to encourage people to love beauty and harmony” – Alphonse Mucha – By Giorgia Ferro The artist’s own words best exemplify the mood of the recent exhibition: Alphonse Mucha running at Palazzo Pallavicini until the twentieth of January 2019. Showcasing around 80 works from the Mucha Trust Collection, this […]

New fears of a pyromaniac in Mazzini

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
burnt out cars

Three more vehicles burnt behind Conad Only recently the presumed pyromaniac who had set fire to various vehicles in the Mazzini area had been stopped and arrested by the police. The 50-year-old man immediately confessed to his presumed crimes as the police knocked on his door. “I couldn’t help myself as I don’t really remember […]

Fines up to 500 euros for abusers

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Separated and general waste outside an apartment.

Comune increases penalty for those abandoning rubbish The hard fist of the commune is coming down hard for those who do not separate their rubbish or abandon it on the street. The bill could get very expensive for those flouting the rules regarding proper waste disposal with fines up to €500. Bill amendment The latest […]