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Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza

Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizza of Staten Island

If you weren’t hungry before, you definitely are now!
Millie’s Old World Meatballs and Pizzain Morristown, is now opening a new restaurant in their hometown of Staten Island!

Brothers and founders Vince and Brandon Carrabba grew up in Staten Island and decided to go back home. Their second location, Millie’s of Staten Island is in the Bricktown Center at Charleston (185 Bricktown Way, Staten Island, NY 10309).

The new bistro is described to be “an elevated neighborhood dining destination for families, friends, and couples serving lunch, dinner, and brunch featuring signature coal and wood-fired pizzas, famous meatballs and salads.”

Millie’s of Staten Island is 4,000 sf and has a grand dining area that can hold 85 seats, a pizza counter made for 10 and a fully serviced bar. Their bar will also offer signature cocktails, wine, and beer! But it is the three large garage doors that open up to a 72-seat outdoor patio that really takes the cake pizza.

SR Design Studio helped turn the dream into reality. The restaurant is not like your typical Italian restaurant. Millie’s incorporates unique and contemporary design elements.

The custom made bar is created with blackened steel and LED lights  to create the illusion of coal embers. They also made their hardwood floors to resemble their wood-burning ovens by using Japanese charred cedar wood. Finally, they have breathtaking hand-assembled chain link wall art purchased from Spain featuring Millie’s image.

These are just a few of the aspects that make Millie’s of Staten Island so inviting and intriguing. Now you just have to stop in and see for yourself! Visit MilliesOldWorld.com for more information.

Edgar Rivera Colón on Free Needle Exchange

Edgar Rivera Colón, Asst. Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at Saint Peter’s University, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the opioid crisis in America.

 Colón feels that free needle exchange is not promoting the use of drugs for those who otherwise might not be engaging in them. “People are already doing it,” he says. “There is a spectrum of behavior, and what we have to do is edge people towards a cleaner and easier way of living.”

This easier way of living means no drugs, no steps and no mediation. “What we’ve learned in the HIV crisis is that harm reduction is one tool we can use, and we should implement it on a national level.”

To learn more about Saint Peter’s University, click here.

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Sons of Italy Foundation Honors Rear Admiral Peg Klein

Order of the Sons of Italy in America has decided to honor Peg Klein for being an exemplary Italian American.  

Peg owes her interest in the U.S military to her father, who was in the Navy Reserves and was a private pilot. Peg describes how her traditional tight-knit Italian family gave her the opportunity to closely watch as her father pursued a career in the military.

She recalls one time when she expressed an interest in becoming a military aviator herself and was told that she could be “a nurse instead.”  Instead of bringing her spirits down, these words motivated Peg even more to become a pilot for the U.S. Navy.

Peg’s many achievements include serving overseas during the War on Terror where she rescued an Air Force pilot who was stranded at sea and serving as the Dean of Students at Naval Academy.  Her passion and commitment to our country is evident in her interview!

Not only is Peg an accomplished military woman; she is also committed to improving educational opportunities in this country.  She says the value of education that she was raised with is closely mirrored in Order Sons of Italy in America.  

Peg thanks her father and her Italian grandmother, who showed her what sacrifice and hard work meant. We would like to thank Peg for her service to this country and the example that she has set for young women all over.