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Meet Fra Noi’s newest columnist!

Hi, my name is Tina and I’m an Italian American. And, no, this is not a column about addictions or interventions but, as a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, lifelong resident of Melrose Park, it almost feels like the introduction that has been tightly bottled up within me for several decades just longing to get out — like a genie in an old lamp. Most times, people guess wrong at my nationality, but thanks to this opportunity given to me by Fra Noi, I am validated and excited to be “home,” where the vowel at the end of my name is always …

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