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The Piaggio Group with Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Boston-based company that runs the group’s center for research into mobility for the future, has taken part in the World Frontiers Forum being held in Cambridge and at Harvard University (October 1-3), and is the only Italian organization at the debate. Founded by Dennis Ausiello (Harvard Medic...

Get ready New England. Get ready for Nutella B-ready. Ferrero USA, the company that makes Nutella -- the Italian chocolate-and-hazelnut spread that inspires devotion among its fans -- has chosen Springfield-based Big Y Foods Inc. as the sole U.S. test market for its Nutella B-ready product. Nutella B-ready is a is a crispy wheat wafer filled with N...

George’s Barber Shop has been styling customers for 115 years, and now it’s sporting a new look of its own. The shop is run by Mike Moriello, a fourth generation barber who followed in the hair-clipping footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great grandfather — all of whom were named George. His great-grandfather opened the Jackson Street busine...

Where in New England is Joe Faro? On any given day, the restaurateur-turned-developer is shuttling between several sites in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, sampling menus, reviewing construction plans and meeting with potential tenants. "I basically have three full-time jobs right now," Faro said. "It's been a wild ride from 2010 to now." The New...

Alessandra Rellini always wanted to raise her own animals. So when this Italian native was recruited by the University of Vermont to teach in the Psychology Department, she saw an opportunity to pursue her farming dream in the Green Mountain State. “The opportunity allowed me to cultivate the idea of raising my own animals and doing my own butcheri...

Luca and Stefano De Carolis left Italy in 2014 for America with 10 years of experience working at a bike shop in Rome and a talent for design and building, respectively. With their combined experience and enthusiasm for biking, these Italian brothers decided to open a bike shop here in the area. “We planned to open in Tewksbury, but the rent was to...

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently cut the ribbon at its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass.  EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North America. The company first entered the U.S. market in 2000 when it acquired 300 MW of hydro...

Giuseppe Bonaiuto has been following the heady aroma of roasted coffee all his life. Growing up in Naples, Italy, he fondly remembers walking home with friends from school and following the rich smell of roasting coffee wafting out of a cast iron pot atop a stove in his grandmother’s kitchen. Now 60, Bonaiuto has a huge roaster painted Ferrari-fire...

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new. The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian or cyclist. The vision is that Gita will be able...

Dear PIB members, we are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino (click here for info on that event). The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one...

di Alessio Sartore   Imparare l'arte del saper fare artigianale italiano nel tessile e cucirlo sui consumatori americani. È questa la sfida di Jacob Long, 45 anni di cui venti passati in Europa tra Londra, Venezia e Firenze. Long ha rilevato due anni fa da Loro Piana l'ultima fabbrica tessile di lana cardata e pettinata di tutti gli Stati Un...

When Tuscan Kitchen hosted their third annual Italian Car Show over the weekend, it wasn't surprising that hundreds of locals showed up despite the rain. Spectators were in awe as they walked around and admired Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLaurens and Maseratis. This year's event featured more European luxury cars than years past, according...