Road fines increase by 300%

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Eleven thousand sanctions in 2017 Appeals process literally disappears The typical Bolognese driver is now more conscientious regarding parking, slightly less of a speed hog, but a lot more careless on bus lanes and limited traffic areas. And above all, they are intolerant to red traffic lights. This worrisome profile has shown up in the […]

Raising funds for Piazza Grande

Monday, May 14th, 2018
Presenting the cheque: Michael Phillips with Leonardo Tancredi

Collection for Piazza Grande: After a year of collaboration with Piazza Grande, Bologna Press collected € 2,595 for the support of Piazza Grande and Friends of the Associazione Amici of Piazza Grande Onlus. Photo: Michael Phillips of Bologna Press presents a check to Leonardo Tancredi. We would also like to say thanks to our friends, […]

Tiger Mosquitos: City asks for collaboration

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Tiger mosquito

Commissioner Barigazzi: “Alongside the effort of the municipality in public areas, it is important that there’s commitment for the treatment of private areas.” Every year, from April to October, this little seasonal insect returns to proliferate our homes and common areas, with repercussions for public health that can be anything except insignificant. To combat it, […]

NO MORE supermarkets in Cyrenaica

Monday, April 30th, 2018

East Bologna Against Cement and for Oxygen (B.E.C.C.O) has come out fighting new proposals for commercial premises in the former Atc area of Via Libia. Residents and activists of the Cirenaica district of Bologna, in the San Vitale area created the committee called East Bologna Against Cement and for Oxygen, precisely to put a stop […]

IIPLE school visit world’s no.1 design company

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
IIPLE class in the main university building.

Construction students visit Warsaw polytechnic By Michael Phillips One dramatic characteristic that everyone noticed as we started towards Poland’s top technical university was how clean and spotless the streets and roads were. There’s very little graffiti too, and considering the large campus grounds it made it all the more amazing that buildings looked immaculate, without […]

Left coalition seeks to reinvent itself in #my2cents

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Former PD senator Sergio Lo Giudice

After disastrous elections PD reaches out Led by former senator Sergio Lo Giudice, the PD has simply had enough of division and in-house bickering, which many obviously point out helped cause their near-annihilation election after election. On their dedicated Facebook page ‘Retedems’, are encouraging a more grass roots perspective – aka the Movimento 5 Stella: […]

Dozza prison guards fed ‘indecent’ food

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Dozza Carcere

Their trade union have made a formal complaint against the company, contracted to provide the guards canteen saying that, “Inmates eat better.” There are miserable rations, poor quality food and lacking hygiene of the premises. These are the main reasons for which the guards held an optional abstention from going to the canteen. “We would […]

Over 3,000 new babies in 2017

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Foreign baby numbers up Average age of parents rises too To be exact 3,095 neo-Bolognese came into the world in 2017. Many were born to couples over 30, which confirm the trend of the last ten years that show an increase in new-borns to foreign parents and those outside of marriage. This is the big […]

Falling concrete from Garisenda misses tourists

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Garisenda Tower

Fortunately nobody was hurt in the incident and as soon as the municipal police were warned they immediately cordoned off the area under the Two Towers. The fragment of concrete fell from Garisenda Tower shortly after 3pm. A passerby saw the piece of wall suddenly drop from above and rasied the alarm. A police spokesperson […]

The hunt is on for foreign reg cars

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Foreign reg plates

Comune will spend €3.5m to recoup fines Tourists or those passing through Bologna are avoiding road penalties. However, evidence from investigators in law enforcement agencies also point to ‘furbi Italiani’  (sly Italians) who are circumventing Highway Code sanctions and therefore make it impossible to notify drivers of pending sanctions. Retracing ownership of cars of course is very often a complicated and […]