NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

How do you say, “Thank you” to people who have stood by you, in good times and bad, for more than 100 years? That’s the question pondered by the Society of St. Joseph when they became aware that St. Leonard Port Maurice Church was in the midst of a multi-million dollar restoration project. In fact, the St. Joseph Society could think of a million re...

On December 16, the The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North  End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform  its Annual Christmas Concert. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in  the lovely setting of Historic Sac...

Around the midway point of the 19th Century, the city of Boston was developing into a thriving metropolis. Many of the landmarks we still hold dear today were being built across the city. Such institutions as the Boston Public Library, the oldest public library system in the country, the world-renowned Parker House Hotel and the Charles Street Jail...

The Historical Commission has agreed to hear a request for a study committee to look into the creation of a local historic district in the area of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The commission unanimously voted Thursday night to formally take up the request next month. The Mount Carmel Preservation Society, which has been fighting to s...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - from 6 PM to 9 PM EST. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston (MA) 02113. THE LOFRISCO FAMILY COOKBOOK, HOW JOSIE BROUGHT SICILY TO BROOKLYN by Anthony LoFrisco, is part cookbook, part memoir. The author, son of Sicilian immigrants in the early 1900s, shares not only his mother's time-tested simple and delicious recipes, but h...

Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti received the Labor Assistance Professionals Civil Service Award for helping people recover from substance abuse issues. “I’m humbled to be chosen for this award,” Bellotti said in a written statement. “The Labor Assistance Professionals are on the front lines of helping union men and women live healthy and...

The group that has been fighting to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from demolition is making another bid to have the church property become part of a local historic district. The Mount Carmel Preservation Society is asking the Historical Commission to consider creating a study committee that would look into the feasibility of such a historic...

It was a battle that left a mark on Connecticut’s psyche. The World War I Battle of Seicheprey was one of the first American engagements of the war, and saw over 70 Connecticut soldiers killed, about 450 wounded and about 150 taken prisoner, said Christine Pittsley, project director for the Remembering World War One Community Archiving Project. “Th...

Chef Silvio passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd at home surrounded by his family and friends. Here is in 2010 making homemade pasta at Cafe Allegre. Silvio was just a good, decent Italian American who wanted nothing other than to take care of his family, his friends, and anyone who needed help. True to his Italian roots, he always welcomed the...

In the early 1900s, Hartford was a booming economic center. Italy, on the other hand, suffered both economically and socially. Hundreds of thousands of Italian men looked for unskilled work in other countries; many eventually headed to the United States. Hartford’s potential job opportunities attracted Italians and soon the city’s number of immigra...

Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city's take on the national "To Immigrants With Love" campaign. The murals, which began cropping up this summer, juxtapose real life Boston immigrants from past generations with more recent newcomers.  One mural features a Russian couple who founde...

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced in April he would leave public office, the shockwaves rippled throughout the community. After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, LaMattina said, “It’s time. It’s time to give someone else a shot who has new ideas. I did not make th...