Coraggio Italia Province Coordinator Nicola Fragomeni Among Six Arrested For Kickbacks and Corruption in Rest Home Development and Mask Purchasing Schemes in Santa Maria di Sala. Brugnaro: “I’m shocked”

Fragomeni, a former mayor of Santa Maria di Sala and currently the president of the City Council is under house arrest, along with another former mayor, Ugo Zamengo, who is currently the mayor’s managing director for general affairs. Also involved were local businesses and architect Marcello Carroro, whose studio in Santa Maria di Sala specializes … More Coraggio Italia Province Coordinator Nicola Fragomeni Among Six Arrested For Kickbacks and Corruption in Rest Home Development and Mask Purchasing Schemes in Santa Maria di Sala. Brugnaro: “I’m shocked”

Andrea Segre Wins Film Festival in Berlin and Dedicates Award to Venetians in Front of Ca’ Farsetti

The director of “Welcome Venice” was awarded at the “Cinema! Italia!” Festival in Germany on Sunday evening. Monday he will bring the award under the windows of the City of Venice along with the group Alta Tensione Abitativa. “I dedicate this prize to Venetians who are trying to stay” 12 December 2022 By Mitia Chiarin … More Andrea Segre Wins Film Festival in Berlin and Dedicates Award to Venetians in Front of Ca’ Farsetti

“The Only Thing Lacking for Security is Political Will”

Architect Giovanni Leone: “Brugnaro has demonstrated his inability to govern or plan. The issue cannot only be addressed with tools of law enforcement and repression” 4 December 2022 By Mitia Chiarin Mestre is facing a big security emergency. For architect Giovanni Leone of the Venetian association DO.VE., the issue is not only confined to the … More “The Only Thing Lacking for Security is Political Will”

Increasing Numbers of Public Housing Units Sit Empty in Venice

“Resources Must Be Found to Assign Them”. A group of opposition city councilors calls on Ca’ Farsetti to invest in public housing By Vera Mantengoli 3 December 2022 Opposition city councilors are calling for a large part of the 2023 Budget funding to be dedicated to the recovery of public housing. Currently in the Municipal … More Increasing Numbers of Public Housing Units Sit Empty in Venice

M5S Calls on European Commission to Evaluate the Use of PNRR Funds for the Bosco dello Sport and Railway at Tessera

An inquiry has been presented by EU Parliamentarian Sabrina Pignedoli, with deputy Enrico Cappelletti and former Senator Orietta Vanin. “The PNRR is not meant to cover any need. They can move forward, but we will find ourselves without the necessary funding” 27 November 2022 The 5 Star Movement has brought the “Cittadella dello Sport” and … More M5S Calls on European Commission to Evaluate the Use of PNRR Funds for the Bosco dello Sport and Railway at Tessera

Does Venice Really Need Underwater High-speed Rail to the Airport and a Massive Sports Complex?

What possible benefits could accrue to the city from a plan that first erases the habitat of Tessera, while locating the sporting facilities for “urban regeneration” over seven kilometers from the nearest city neighborhoods? By Franco Migliorini The pressures aimed at distorting both the contents and the approval procedures for two projects, the “Bretella-Cappio” (an … More Does Venice Really Need Underwater High-speed Rail to the Airport and a Massive Sports Complex?

A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

A three day conference at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in early November brought together a unique group of international markets, scholars, artists, local artisans and the Rialto merchants themselves to continue working on a project for revitalizing the suffering Rialto Market. By Paul Rosenberg “Venice is Alive and Asks for Help”. … More A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

Mayor Brugnaro Insults Councilor Sambo at First In-Person Council Session: Opposition walks out in protest

Opposition councilors walked out of the session in protest of the insults hurled by Mayor Brugnaro at councilor Monica Sambo: “You should wash your mouth out” and calling her a liar 10 November 2022 By Vera Mantengoli During the first in-person city council session after two years of meetings via remote, the opposition (except Cecilia … More Mayor Brugnaro Insults Councilor Sambo at First In-Person Council Session: Opposition walks out in protest

First In-Person Venice Council Meeting to be Held in Over 2 Years. Prefect Zappalorto: “Remote meetings should stop”

Opposition groups are received at Ca’ Corner. Zappalorto: “I can say that once the health emergency ended, the previous city council rules came back into force, and these call for in-person meetings”. The Fuscia party: “Commissions should also be held in person” By Eugenio Pendolini 4 November 2022 VENICE. Politics in Venice returns to in-person, … More First In-Person Venice Council Meeting to be Held in Over 2 Years. Prefect Zappalorto: “Remote meetings should stop”

Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

A journey among users, dealers, residents and merchants on via Piave. “This place has decayed, and you can find everything”. Life after the most recent fight between pushers. “The one stabbed is a small-time boss – there are two rival groups, and anything can happen” By Franceso Furlan 28 October 2022 MESTRE. “I want to … More Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast