Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brave New Mayor: Omoboni Defends Commuter Rights—And How!

The new mayor of Borgo San Lorenzo, Paolo Omoboni, was a founding member of the committee Mugello Attaccati al Treno, a group dedicated to promoting commuter rights in our region and exposing frustrations and inconveniences faced by commuters who rely on the … Continue reading

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La Beppa Fioraia: Florentine Flower Vendor and Witness to the 19th Century

Giuseppina Caciotti, the woman known to 19th-century Florentines as La Beppa Fioraia, was born in 1809 and lived most of her life in the Porta San Frediano area of Florence. Her epithet derives from Beppa, a nickname for Giuseppina, and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Marco Buzzichelli

Today is a sad anniversary here in Grezzano. Two years ago, on May 17, 2012, Marco Buzzichelli was killed in our piazza while attempting to stop a runaway bus carrying 23 first- and second-grade children who had been attending a … Continue reading

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