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Time for Festa, the 117th actually, and you know the food is great. Starting with a simple march June 22 at 6 p.m., the St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven are celebrating their heritage and traditions with a processions, a Mass and a festival running through Sunday evening. The Thursday procession is a...

It’s a celebration 117 years in the making, the St. Andrew the Apostle Society in New Haven is hosting their annual Italian Festa this week to celebrate their heritage and tradition. This morning, Stephen Stellato and Anne Candela stopped by our kitchen to give us a cooking preview and tell us more about the great event. Events kick off Thursday, J...

The Italian American Civic Order recently held its new election of officers. Lou DiMauro was elected president. Sal Ciccarello was elected vice president; and Fred Terrasi will continue as secretary, as will Jack Mayors as treasurer.  The house committee is headed by Frank Augeri and the new Sargent at Arms is Joe Formica. The Board of Directors el...

Gloucester’s Laura Ventimiglia, a retired college educator, author and administrator, says she’s particularly excited about this year’s 90th anniversary of the St. Peter’s Fiesta because she is in the last phase of completing a book about the longstanding tradition to honor the patron saint of fishermen. She has written a children’s book, titled “N...

Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...

A “for sale” sign soon will go up on the historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and its campus off Shrewsbury Street. “We are actively looking at marketing the property,” Monsignor F. Stephen Pedone, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish at Our Lady of Loreto Church, said this week. Monsignor Pedone said the parish had scheduled interviews th...

  Evelyn V. Fargnoli, 93, the first female president of the Providence City Council, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Fargnoli was elected to the council in a 1982 special election to fill the seat left vacant when her husband, City Council President Ralph R. Fargnoli, died. That made her the second woman to serve on th...

The St. Andrew Society will hold its annual “Blessing of the Fleet” Sunday (June 11, 2017) at 1 p.m. in New Haven Harbor. Boats will line up at 12:30 p.m. off Dock AA of the Bruce and Johnson Marina in Branford and then proceed to New Haven for the ceremony.  The blessing requests heavenly protection for boaters and commemorates the heritage of Ita...

Italian-American Catholics in New Haven are celebrating one of the biggest feast dates in the Roman Catholic church from Thursday night through Sunday. The Feast of St. Anthony at St. Anthony’s Church on Washington Avenue is hosting its long standing festival. The feast includes a variety of foods, drinks, and even Italian singers. The feast will b...

Albano’s Market was a long-time Italian market located in downtown Springfield and best known for their homemade Italian ice. They closed their doors for good nearly two years ago and since then, the building has been vacant. The market was in business for more than 100 years, but the owners ultimately decided that, with the casino on the way and t...

After serving as Watertown’s Fire Chief for more than 13 years, Mario Orangio is planning on retiring. Orangio announced his departure to the Town Council this week, citing health issues. Orangio was first appointed as a firefighter in 1989, moving up to lieutenant in 1997 and then captain in 2000. He was appointed chief in 2004. “I have some healt...

June 4, 2017 – Santa Maria Di Anzano Procession 1:00 pm Procession only – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover & Prince Streets (First Sunday of June) AnzanoBoston.com June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – Saint Anthony of Padua Procession 5:00 pm Outdoor Mass at the St. Leonard Peace Garden 6:00 pm Candelit Procession – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover...