Local Author to Present a personal History of Wooster Street
We have invited local author Rich Biondi to discuss his recent work: “Gli Italiani di Wooster Square: A Pictorial History” on Tuesday, July 9th, 7 PM at the Church of Saint Frances Cabrini, 57 Pond Hill Rd,

North Haven, CT 06473. Call 203-234-0215 for more info!
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Rich Biondi is a Branford High School teacher with Wooster Street family roots. His book “Gli Italiani de Wooster Square,” his latest installment, is a series that brings back to life the vibrant Italian American enclave before redevelopment initiatives in the 1960s left the area a shell of itself.

North Haven Sons and Daughters Of Italy Lodge 2805

Benvenuto!

P.O. Box 193 North Haven Connecticut, 06473


Commission for Social Justice®
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The Commission for Social Justice® (CSJ) is the anti-defamation arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), the biggest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian descent in the United States.

  • The CSJ was founded in 1979 to fight the stereotyping of Italian Americans by the entertainment, advertising and media industries. It also collaborates with other groups to ensure that people of all races, religions and cultures are treated with dignity and respect.

  • The CSJ monitors the entertainment, advertising and news industries, contacts offending parties and alerts other Italian American organizations, e-mail networks and concerned individuals to the problem so that they too can take action.

  • Through its Positive Image Program, the CSJ regularly informs the media and general public about Italian American achievements, contributions, history and culture.

  • As part of its Positive Image Program, the CSJ conducts research, produces studies, teaching tools, pamphlets, exhibits and other materials on the achievements and contributions of Italian Americans.


  • The CSJ conducts campaigns at both the community and the national levels that support cultural and social issues of importance to Italian Americans. (Legislation, commemorative stamps, Columbus Day/Heritage Month, etc.

  • To achieve its objectives, the CSJ engages in community and government relations as well as in grassroots campaigns and fund-raising efforts. However, given its non-profit status, the CSJ cannot offer legal advice or assistance in lawsuits.