Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 21, 2005
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Wave of violence in the Italian stadiums

Two weeks ago, a series of violent incidents by fans in stadiums throughout the country left the football league shocked, and forced it to take drastic measures immediately in order to quell what seemed to be an epidemic of violence. The results during this past weekend of games were highly
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Long Lines at Pope Wojtyla’s New Tomb

As many as 10,000 people per hour have been passing in front of Pope John Paul II’s new tomb in the catacombs of St. Peter’s in Rome. While attention now begins to turn toward the new pope, many devoted followers still pay their respects to
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The Fiorentina risks downgrading

Two weekends ago the Fiorentina played an incredible game for a tie result with one of the league’s top teams, Juventus. Unfortunately, the team could not muster the same energy and will in another recent game against Livorno, and lost 2 to 0. This means they did not
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Bus Strike Friday

A national bus, metro, and tram strike is set for Friday, April 22nd. Buses in Florence will stop for four hours between 16.30 and 20.30. All other cities will choose their own hours to carry out the strike and times will vary.
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Regional election…results explained

Party name Party Game – pot the logo Follow the Leader La Margherita – Democrazia è Libertà (DL) Daisy (Daisy Democracy is Freedom – now isn’t that nice?) Francesco Rutelli, pin-up looks not enough to win the last elections as leader of the centre left. Democratici di Sinistra (DS) Olive tree (Democrats of the Left) […]
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Florence Cracks Down on False Bags

Local officials hope to reduce manufacture and sales of falsified items. Contraband street sellers had a hard time avoiding the police this past weekend due to recent changes in local policy which now call for heightened attention to keeping vendors of falsified name-brand items off of the central streets
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The ‘Monster of Florence’ becomes a film star

The serial killer who terrorized Florence will soon be the protagonist of a movie.   Roman actor and director Lorenzo Flaherty has bought the film rights to the book, Compagni di sangue, which recounts the investigation of the brutal murders of 8 couples in the Florence area between 1968 and
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Tuscany Region Opens 379 Free Internet Points

The Region of Tuscany and the City of Florence will soon be offering free Internet access to the public. A total of 379 access points will be opened throughout Tuscany. 25 locations equipped with computers, printers and Internet connection will be opened in Florence alone and should be operating by
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Historic city centre shops risk closure

Several historic locations in the centre of Florence have recently announced that they may be forced to close up shop. Due to a changing economic climate that no longer favours the locally-owned artisan shop tradition, these stores now risk eviction.   In recent years, much of the real estate
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Football:Upsetting Defeat for Milan

Just seven games away from the end of the Italian Championships the top ranking team Milan was dealt a tough blow when it lost the match 2 to 0 against Siena last Sunday. Juventus has now taken the leading spot in the Championship classification with 70 points, while Milan remained