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August 23 5PM to August 26 11PM EDT. Saint Anthony's Club - 203 Endicott St, Boston 02113 The 99th Anniversary St. Anthony’s Feast Weekend will kick off on Thursday, August 23rd at 5 pm with the procession of Santa Lucia. The Feast continues all day Friday with the opening ceremonies for St. Anthony’s Feast at 7 pm. Full schedule of events can be f...

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. "Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist's Life" opens July 28 and runs through Sept. 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. F...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and local Italian-Americans gave a warm welcome Thursday to a delegation from Bracigliano, Italy, which is the hometown of thousands of city residents, including the mayor's parents. Sarno met with Bracigliano Mayor Antonio Rescigno and others at City Hall, exchanging gifts and pledging to continue the close ties between Spri...

The School Committee navigated through turbulence Wednesday before deciding that it wouldn't reinstate Columbus Day in the school calendar. Dozens of Italian-American residents pushed committee members to change their minds — "It has divided Pittsfield," Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi told them — but members of the School Committee said their duty...

Norman J. Campana, 88, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died peacefully on June 29 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Amedeo and Elvira (Altieri) Campana. He attended local schools and graduated in 1948 from the former Haverhill Trade School. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean...

It is unlikely that Gina Raimondo will roll out a television commercial touting that members in the Rhode Island retirement system may now be the proud part-owners of a top-tier professional soccer club in Italy — AC Milan, but thanks to an investment by Raimondo as Rhode Island's General Treasurer it may be a reality. The ownership interest in the...

When: Sun, July 15, 2018, Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 An afternoon dive into the fascinating and little known world of Calabrese folk music with Antonio Bevacqua, who has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of his homeland's culture. A native of Cosenza, Calabria, Bevacqua was inspire...

Food, fireworks, music and more is in store for the 14th annual Italian-American Festival, returning to lower Center Street July 27 to July 29. The festival, sponsored by three local Italian clubs - Sons of Italy, Unico and Sorelle D’Italia - will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. July 27, 1 to 11 p.m. July 28 and noon to 6 p.m. July 29. The street will be...

City Hall Plaza will be a pizza lovers paradise this weekend when the Boston Pizza Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday afternoon. After a successful debut in 2017, the all-you-can-eat, two-day fest is back and bigger than ever. Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s Boston Pizza Festival. What's new at Boston Pizza Festival 2018?Fans ca...

Growing up in Connecticut, Deborah always felt something was missing, a sensation that stayed with her even when, as an adult, she moved to New York with her husband. One day at work, following a playful exchange with a colleague, she googled the name of her great-grandfather’s hometown, Fumone, and, upon seeing photos of it, was immediately won ov...

Tensions reached a boiling point at a packed public meeting in the North End Thursday night, where community members pushed back against the a proposal to open a Starbucks in the historic Boston neighborhood. Many of those who spoke out against the opening said they worried that the major coffee chain would threaten the authentic culture of Boston’...

Although most families hold reunions to coincide with various milestones in each member’s life, the Spremulli’s, who have long-time ties to Johnston, Cranston and Providence, have always taken a much different route. On a recent sunny afternoon, the Spremulli brothers – John, Tony and Joe – held their annual family reunion-luncheon inside famed Twi...