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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...

Negri Bossi North America, which sells injection molding presses made in Italy by Negri Bossi SpA, is building a technical center in Plymouth this year to grow in the automotive sector. President Tony Firth said the facility in Plymouth will accommodate a sales office, warehouse and showroom for demonstrating Negri Bossi injection molding mach...

By Nilou Mouchhala   Continentale Hair Salon, with a well-appointed maroon exterior and simple but bold letters across the top, has been at 214 Massachusetts Ave. for over 38 years. When I entered this hair salon I was greeted warmly by Joey DiSpena, the cheerful Italian-American owner who started this business back when he was an impetuous...

Quando, più di dieci anni fa, Cosimo Malesci, toscano di Portoferraio, si laureò in Ingegneria oceanografica al Mit di Boston, sognava di costruire droni sottomarini capaci di mimetizzarsi tra i pesci. Ma la vita, si sa, spesso ha progetti diversi. Soprattutto se cerchi di cavalcare tecnologie in rapida evoluzione.   E così Cosimo, insieme al fra...

Scavolini, brand ambassador del made in Italy in tutto il mondo, annuncia l'apertura del nuovo Store monomarca di Boston. Situato nell'emergente zona Dry Docks a South Boston, al 6 °piano del prestigioso Boston Design Center - building dalla superficie complessiva di 110.000 mq dedicati ai più rinomati marchi del mondo del...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known for cutting-edge engineers, and Lamborghini is known for super cars. Just this week, the two paired up to ponder the future of an ultra-light, strong, and innovative automotive brand.   On Wednesday at the EmTech conference at MIT in Boston, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali sa...

Rita's Italian Ice will open its first Massachusetts location this Thursday at 170 Everett Ave. in Chelsea. The location is also the first Rita's store for Patricia Shelton, of Roxbury, who signed a deal last year to bring 30 Rita's locations to Greater Boston by 2023. Through entity Ice Treats Inc., Shelton plans to expand to Suffolk, Middles...

Italian marketplace Eataly is set to open at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston later this year and as opening approaches, the company plans to hire 600 employees in the coming weeks.   The restaurant, bakery and retail store hybrid will completely take over what was the food court at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay District...

The Italian fashion house is expanding its presence in the USA with its first Boston, Massachussetts boutique. To celebrate the opening of this new store, the luxury label's creative director, Donatella Versace, has designed a mini-collection in the colors of the American flag.   Designed in collaboration with the architect, Jamie Fobert, th...

This summer, the downtown furniture boutique Il Décor introduces original designs from the noted Italian manufacturer Cattelan Italia. Il Décor is thrilled to bring this elegant and affordable collection to Boston. These original designs capture the simplicity of domestic life without sacrificing grace or quality. Cattelan Italia's skilled craftsma...