Rita now active in Santo Stefano and Via del Lavoro

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The new cameras will start issuing fines for those who use the bus lanes on Via Santo Stefano (direction center of town) and Via del Lavoro. They will operate 24 hours a day. ‘Rita’ photographs the license plates of all motor vehicles in transit, including scooters and motorcycles and for those without permission a sanction […]

More bums-on-seats in future

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Bike racks multiply in 5 years 1,000 bike posts have been introduced to the city streets over the last five years as part of the city’s regeneration program. 110 alone inhabit Via Pratello area as this is the most used bicycle route in and out of the city. The commune is celebrating the milestone by […]

ID theft on bus

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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A minor gives false details to bus inspector A minor is accused of avoiding to pay a bus fare and identity theft after providing a false name and address to an inspector. The case is by no means isolated. On the contrary, minors who are often caught without a valid ticket give the names of […]

New law to limit street artists & fight degradation

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The City Council passed new rules to limit street performances up to 60mins whilst also fighting alcohol abuse in some areas. The resolution amends the City Police Regulation Act with 19 votes in favour (Pd, AmBoVen), 7 against (Lega north, GMisto-Caracciolo, UnisiVin and FI-PDL) and 4 abstentions (M5S, GMisto- Bernardini, Salsi). The Board then approved […]

‘NO!’ to pedestrianized zone

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Residents and businesses protest Residents in Piazza Aldrovandi and business owners have posted their response to the city council’s idea that the area will be pedestrianized under the same regeneration project many other areas are also undergoing. Some 50 plus posters show: “No pedestrian zone, Save the market, No degradation.” Meanwhile across from the market, […]

Zapping Project

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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VOX FICTION By Samson Morfaw Listening to Capurso’s Way will blow your socks off. Giulio Capurso is one of Bologna’s emerging musical talents. He is the frontman of a very interesting initiative that he calls ‘Zapping Project’. At the end of a performance that he orchestrated a couple of weeks ago, I just knew that […]

Sorsi di Web celebrates year in web marketing with connoisseurs

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

In March, Sorsi di Web hosted an event to celebrate a year of their digital agency that offers consulting services and web marketing training for companies in the food & wine sector. The conference was held at the historic Odeon Cinema with advice on many issues related to the online wine sector such as: inbound […]

Bologna: Most friendly European city for Transgender

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

June 2-5, Bologna will host the Sixth European Transgender Council in 2016 Bologna will be the European capital of Trans in 2016. It was in fact chosen to host the Sixth European Transgender Council, organized by ‘Tgeu’, the network that connects all trans into an international reality. Purple Marcasciano, president of MIT, made the announcement […]

Election call to foreign residents

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Recent public calls by the mayor and political parties to galvanize the city’s foreign contingent was answered with a meet-up in the Celtic Druid pub one evening. PD candidate Marco Lombardo said, “This is about getting as many foreign residents as possible involved in Bologna’s future. It’s about moving forward together.” Editor and director of […]

Mysterious Mr X pays for Dalla music rights on Via D’Azeglio

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Firstly, it was Ascom who stepped forward to pay Siae (on the rights to Lucio Dalla’s music), now, a mysterious benefactor has offered to pay the rights until 2026. Every evening at 1800, Dalla’s songs pour out on to Via D’Azeglio for everyone to listen to and admire the talents one of Bologna’s most famous […]