This edition: January 2010Tweet
Original tape date: January 26, 2010.
A. ) ITALICS goes to an International Conference on the legacy of the Late NYPD Detective Joseph A. Petrosino, and the current status of the Italian Government's war against the Mafia in Sicily, One Hundred years after Petrosino's murder there. A Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of members of Law Enforcement, Government, and Education from Italy and The United States convened at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, one of the Nation's Leading Institutions in the field of Criminology, to investigate and debate the Petrosino Legacy, and Organzied Crime in Sicily today. Legendary NYPD Detective Joseph A. Petrosino was among the first Italian Americans in the NYPD, and as Lt. Petrosino was the leader of the first Organized Crime division of the NYPD, known as the Italian Squad. Lt. Joseph Petrosino was killed while on undercover investigation in Palermo, Sicily, 1909. To this date, Detective Joseph Petrosino is the only NYPD Officer killed on duty while serving abroad.
B) ITALICS Then joins The National Organization of Italian American Women/NOIAW, as they celebrate the holidays with their annual Ephphany event, honoring "Three Wise Women" from the Community. This year NOIAW honored Marietta DiChristina, Editor in Chief of Scientific American Magazine, Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, Director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, and Maria T. Vullo, Partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton, & Garrison LLP.
Hon. Giovanni Avanti President of the Province of Palermo
Tiffany Berns President/NY Region, NOIWA
Don Luigi Ciotti President of Libera
Marietta DiChristina Queens College/CUNY
Fred Gardaphé Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY
Hon. Luigi Gentile Commissioner of Employment and Emigration
George Grasso First Deputy Police Commissioner, NYPD
Dr. Pietro Grasso Attorney, National Anti-Mafia
Dr. Gerardo Greco Journalistic of Rai Italian Television
Lucia Grillo Italics Correspondent
Joseph Guccione US Marshal Department of Justice, Southern District of New York
Dr. Ivan Lo Bello President of Confindustria Sicilia
Carmela Ottaviano National Organization of Italian American Women
Hon. A. Gail Prudenti Presiding Justice, Appellate Division Secon Department
Prof. Marcello Saija University of Messina
Prof. Learco Saporito Vice President of Administrative Court of Justice and National President of A.N.F.E.
Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey Chairwoman/Founder, NOIAW
Hon. Francesco Maria Talo Consul General of Italy to New York
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean and Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino Director, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
Dr. Jeremy Travis President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/ CUNY
Maria T. Vullo Partner/Litigation-Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton, & Garrison LLP