Homeless and forced to beg at the door of the Comune

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Ivo De Marinis outside Comune offices

Ivo De Marinis, 53 years old has been fined many times for begging right under the archway leading to the city council offices but he neither cares nor feels threatened by the thought of more. He admits to Bologna Press that he has bigger worries on his mind: “I don’t have a home since I […]

Fears of more bridges collapsing

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Easily visible wear-an-tear of Pontelungo on Via Emilia Ponente

ER: 8 underpasses under immediate observation As a direct consequence of the disaster in Genoa authorities in Emilia Romagna have launched investigations into high-risk infrastructures around the region, particularly around Bologna. There are several bridges in the city that do not let people sleep peacefully. Starting from Borgo Panigale-Reno, one of the areas with the […]

Metal detectors and sniffer dogs at Bologna Centrale

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Anti-terrorist police agents.

Anti-terrorist plan in place with undercover police, gates, barriers at entrances Metal detectors, sniffer dogs for drugs and explosives, agents in uniform as well as plainclothes have begun to check the underpasses, and barriers and gates restrict access around the station. Fortunately nobody seems to mind apart from the small groups of illegal porters who […]

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 […]