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 […]

Hybrid car owners get screwed by the comune

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Enel electric recharging post Via Dante.

New rules to limit use of hybrid vehicles in city Car owners arriving from outside Bologna will no longer have access to the ‘T’-zone, San Francesco/Pratello area, the university area, Via Azzo Gardino and Piazza Medaglie d’Oro. Non-residents prohibited in city after May 15 On 15 May, the City Council will launch an official trial […]

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 […]

Bolognese ‘Umarells’ finally get their own Piazzetta

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Piazzatta degli Umarells

Term makes it onto the official local lexicon Bologna has its very own ‘Piazzetta degli Umarells’. The term ‘umarells’ is known in Bolognese folklore as a ball-busting, grumpy pensioner and the word enters the city’s official toponymy, So, what is it exactly, or rather which type of person does it characterize? It’s generally a pensioner […]

Tickets for People Mover to start at €8.50

Friday, April 20th, 2018
People Mover - monrail

Although the work is almost completed the testing phase will last for months with the first passenger shuttle due to begin in March 2019 The first shuttle will carry 50 people and automatically arrive at its destination. It will cover the five kilometres from Marconi to the station in 7.30 minutes with tickets costing 8.50 […]

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 […]

40 new jobs at Blue Panorama airline

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Blue Panorama

New staff includes flight attendants who speak English and Chinese Flights from Marconi will be inaugurated on June 15th Forty full-time new jobs have been created by Blue Panorama, which makes this the first tangible economic consequence for the new route between Bologna and China officially starting on June 15th. The Italian company will use […]

Autostazione Restyling Project gets a kick start

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Rendering of the front parking area and access to Montagnola Park.

The project is ready but the completion date has been extended due to bureaucracy on landscape restrictions. The funds set aside in the 2018 budget amount to €545,000 for the work, plus €12,000 for legal support and €35,000 for furnishings. Shareholders meeting In the meantime, the most urgent interventions will begin such as construction of […]