New England
Prev Next Page:

Mario Batali’s first Boston restaurant opens in Seaport District

Mario Batali’s first Boston restaurant opens in Seaport District

by Taryn Luna   Late in 2012, Mario Batali first teased local foodies with a Tweet saying he would open a restaurant in Boston "very soon!"   "Soon" turned out to be 2½ years. On Wednesday evening, the famed chef opens his first Boston business, Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, at Fan Pier on the South Boston Waterfront. The large open space — 8,700 square...

Gelato roses bloom on Newbury Street

Gelato roses bloom on Newbury Street

by Ann Troeger Kurland   Roses are blooming at the new gelato cafe, Amorino, on Newbury Street, the first New England franchise for the French chain with shops worldwide. The signature scoop is the shape of a flower perched on a waffle cone, and each petal can be made of a different gelato or sorbet flavor from a list of 23 ($5.50...

Joe Pug in Concert (April 30)

Joe Pug in Concert (April 30)

If the opening notes on Joe (Pugliese) Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised.   The Austin, TX, singer-songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations, showing he is quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre. Pug will be at Boston's Brighton Music Hall on April 30.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano    

New DPW Facility Dedicated to Mayor Pompeo

New DPW Facility Dedicated to Mayor Pompeo

The following press release was issued by the City of Medford: "Mayor Michael J. McGlynn today announced plans for the opening of the new, state of the art Department of Public Works Facility, which will be dedicated in memory of Former Mayor Alfred P. Pompeo, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 1:00 PM, at 21 James Street.   The dedication ceremony will feature Medford's...

New Eataly food emporium nears deal to open in Boston

New Eataly food emporium nears deal to open in Boston

By Taryn Luna  The North End might not be Boston's only Italian food hub for long. Celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partners are close to signing a deal to open an Eataly, a galleria of Italian gastronomy, at the Prudential Center next year.   If the deal goes through, diners would be able to pick up freshly made pasta at a vast gourmet...

Aperitivo Scientifico S&T Colloquium Series - A Quarterly Event

Aperitivo Scientifico S&T Colloquium Series - A Quarterly Event

Networking Event: Geared towards facilitating the interaction among the Italianmembers of the scientific community in Boston During the event author D. Zaccagnini will present his new book "Moving Boxes" (Click here to read more about the book) Click here to register for this eventTuesday April 28 - 6:30 PMConsulate General of Italy - Boston600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston - Ma

Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research

Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research

When: Friday, April 17, 2015 — 1 to 2:30 p.m.Where: Room 4-163, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MAOn Friday, April 18, MIT's Italian student organization MITaly will hold the event: "Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research". The agenda is the following:1:00-200PM: Dr Francesco Grillo, Managing director of the European think-thank Vision and Advisor of the European Commission and of...

Edinburgh Gadda Prize at Harvard University, with Fabrizio Gifuni Edinburgh G…

Edinburgh Gadda Prize at Harvard University, with Fabrizio Gifuni    Edinburgh Gadda Prize at Harvard University, with Fabrizio Gifuni (25 April, 6.00 pm)

The series of events have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the De Bosis Foundation and Tony Crolla, Vittoria Group Edinburgh, and through synergies with the Italian Consulate General Boston, the Harvard Italian Colloquium and Chiasmi 2015. This year's event marks the Fifth Edition of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize, guided by Honorary President Fabrizio Gifuni.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts exhibiting drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo and o…

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts exhibiting drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo and other Renaissance masters

Is Leonardo da Vinci's "Head of a Young Woman" the greatest drawing ever made? Granted, that may sound like a presumptuous question. Yet both the drawing and its subject — an ethereal young beauty who might easily pass for the Mona Lisa's kid sister or one of the elf-maidens in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy — have had plenty of...

New Italian restaurant coming to Portsmouth

New Italian restaurant coming to Portsmouth

Just the name – "Louie's" – conjures up warmth and conviviality and that's just the feeling James Woodhouse and R.J. Joyce, the restaurateurs behind their new rustic Italian restaurant expected to open in the city in early May hope to get across. "It's all about a warm style of dining, heartwarming food, not pretentious," Woodhouse said.   "It's communal – food to be...

Italian Festa returns to Waltham on May 30

Italian Festa returns to Waltham on May 30

The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; rain date is Sunday, May 31st.   In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa is a fundraiser for the various charities which the Order supports,...

Carmine's Creative Italian Cuisine

Carmine's Creative Italian Cuisine

By Karen Gardner If you're looking for quality Italian food, like what you would get at home if you lived in Italy, I highly recommend making a trip to Williamsport to visit Carmine's Creative Italian Cuisine. A meal at Carmine's is definitely love at first bite, especially if you live and breathe Italian food, like I do.   Give me pasta, pizza, garlic, olive oil,...

Screening: “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer”

Screening: “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer”

Pierfrancesco "Pif" Diliberto (a renowned Italian TV host and political comedian) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent comedy set in his native Palermo. Arturo (Alex Bisconti as a child, Diliberto as an adult), grows up in 1970s Sicily obsessed with the omnipresent Mafia (his first word as a baby is "Mafia," not "Mama").   His father tries to reassure him...

Pantochino's "Cinderella Italiano!" Coming to Downtown Milford

Pantochino's "Cinderella Italiano!" Coming to Downtown Milford

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional non profit theatre company for family audiences, will open it's exciting new musical panto "Cinderella Italiano!" on Friday, April 24th at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford.   It will play weekend performances through May 9th. "Cinderella Italiano!" is a big, fat, italian house party of a musical, performed in a high-energy panto style where anything...

Growing up Italian in Boston (Roslindale, Massachusetts)

Growing up Italian in Boston (Roslindale, Massachusetts)

By Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo joemosc@gmail.com   I grew up in Roslindale, Massachusetts not far from St. Michael Cemetery. It seemed like everyone Italian was buried at St. Michael Cemetery. This cemetery has very large and fancy tomb stones along with ornate mausoleums.. I lived with my parents and sister on the 2nd floor of my grandparent's house. It was wonderful growing up Italian...

Annual Southington Italian-American Festival planning underway

Annual Southington Italian-American Festival planning underway

The annual Southing­ton Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse offerings, live entertainment, a homemade wine contest, an outdoor Italian Mass followed by a procession with the statue of the Virgin Mary, a...

IGT chief Marco Sala: Providence important to 'our combination'

IGT chief Marco Sala: Providence important to 'our combination'

By Paul Grimaldi   A Rhode Island-based gambling giant starts life Tuesday as a new company, with a new name, the result of a previously announced merger. The merger combined GTECH, the world's largest provider of lottery systems, with International Game Technology, the world's largest slot-machine maker. "Over the next three years it will be a matter of consolidating this bigger company," said Marco...

Southington Man To Be Honored By Italian-American Group

Southington Man To Be Honored By Italian-American Group

By Bill Leukhardt   A local man who helped found the Southington Drive-In Committee and the Southington Italian-American Festival and now leads the park board will be this year's recipient of the top award of the local chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization group in America.   Mike Fasulo, a 1977 graduate of Southington High School and a certified public accountant, will...

Italian Cuisine With Imaginative Inspirations

Italian Cuisine With Imaginative Inspirations

by Patricia Brooks   Uh-oh, I thought, as I approached the free-standing Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield, yet another Italian restaurant to open in the area. Nothing new here, I anticipated.But after I opened the nondescript-looking menu I began to change my tune, and when the small plates arrived, my apprehensions had disappeared.   Dishes include grilled octopus. Credit Lisa Wiltse for The...

Southington Unico to award Gold Medal to Michael Fasulo

Southington Unico to award Gold Medal to Michael Fasulo

The Southington chapter of Unico has chosen Michael Fasulo to receive its 2014 Gold Medal. Fasulo, chairman of the Board of Park Commissioners and a community volunteer, is scheduled to receive the award at the Unico's dinner May 20 at the Aqua Turf Club.   "Mike is a very dedicated person in the community, very well-liked ... an outstanding person in the church,"...

Part-time Italian Instructor, Rockland, Maine

Part-time Italian Instructor, Rockland, Maine

Penobscot School, a nonprofit center for language learning and international exchange in MidCoast Maine, seeks a native Italian speaker to instruct four levels of Italian courses, conduct tutorials and immersion programs and to assist with cultural events throughout the academic year.   This position is available September, 2015 and requires a commitment through June, 2016. Base pay is $25/hour. Join us on...

Portland to get new restaurant, bar at former Sangillo’s site

Portland to get new restaurant, bar at former Sangillo’s site

by Edward D. Murphy   Sangillo's Tavern may be gone, but the site of the bar isn't going to remain empty for long.   Samuel Minervino, who owns Samuel's Bar and Grill on Forest Avenue, said he hopes to open a new restaurant and bar in the former Sangillo's space on Hampshire Street by late summer. He said it will be called "Tomaso's Canteen"...

Italian American group hosts spring carnival

Italian American group hosts spring carnival

A four-day celebration will be held in Hartford this month to celebrate Italian American culture. The Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee will host a four-day spring carnival beginning Thursday, April 16 at Columbus Park on Franklin Avenue in the Hartford's South End. The carnival ends April 19. The carnival will have food, rides, games for the whole family. Proceeds from the carnival...

Geno Auriemma calls men's college basketball game 'a joke'

Geno Auriemma calls men's college basketball game 'a joke'

Geno Auriemma isn't exactly known for being the friendliest or easiest guy to get along with in sports, especially in the realm of women's college basketball. Yet the UConn Huskies coach, who has won over 900 career games in NCAA women's basketball as a head coach and has around an .875 winning percentage, says that men's college basketball is "a joke".   If...

Students get a taste of authentic Italian cooking

Students get a taste of authentic Italian cooking

Students in Maria Colangelo's French-Italian club got a taste of traditional Italian cuisine Wednesday as professional chefs Tina Autunno and Rosa Rocco visited. The pair taught students how to make spinach and ricotta ravioli in a tangy orange sauce. Autunno, a chef at Piccolo Arancio in Farmington and Rocco, who cooks at Peppercorn's Grill in Hartford, are sisters who learned the...

Building Sister Cities across the globe

Building Sister Cities across the globe

by Louis J. Spremulli   Sunday, March 22, 2015 Mayor Pasquale Ciruolo from Panni, Foggia, Italy and Mayor Joseph Polisena from the Town of Johnston communicated by Skype in regards to the Sister City Program they are working on through the Pannese Society of Providence. The Pannese Society had a special meeting set for this date. We had members attend from Rhode Island,...

E' arrivato "Tutti in Classe"! Numero 6!

E' arrivato "Tutti in Classe"! Numero 6!

The recent podcast of school news of the Italian Consulate in Boston has reached the 5th episode by now. Its name is Tuttinclasse! (It means "Go to class!") It is produced by the Educational Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and it can be listened on your own cell phone or computer. In just a few minutes, you'll...

Opening Alert: Serafina Opens in Boston Tomorrow With Unique Design and Menu Ite…

Opening Alert: Serafina Opens in Boston Tomorrow With Unique Design and Menu Items

by Jacqueline Cain   Bostonians get their own Serafina tomorrow when the newest venture from restaurateur Seth Greenberg (Mistral, Bastille Kitchen) and Sterling Group Management opens at 11 a.m., and it truly is Boston's own. The location at 10 High St. in the Financial District features an old-world-meets-new-world design aesthetic, and corporate chef Brendan Burke has brought some of his own recipes...

Revere youth bring Carnevale to Boston

Revere youth bring Carnevale to Boston

For years, Pascal Gangi has been continuing the Carnevale tradition that comes from his hometown Sciacca, in Sicily. Along with a group of friends and volunteers gathered under the non-profit group "A Little Taste of Sicily," Gangi will once again prepare a traditional Carnevale float for this year's Columbus Day Parade. This year, Gangi will be joined by young artist...

Boston Bel Canto Opera -- Spring Concert

Boston Bel Canto Opera -- Spring Concert

Neapolitan Italian tenor Giovanni Formisano sings a recital of songs in Italian and in Neapolitan dialect with opera arias from Andrea Chenier, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro and L'Arlesiana. Sunday, 12 April, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. Dante Alighieri Society of MA - 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139   He will be assisted by piano accompanist Bradley Pennington, Artistic Director of Boston Bel Canto Opera, who...

8th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies

8th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies

April 6 - April 20| 5:00pm-7:00pm | Harvard in Boylston Hall 403 | Cambridge8th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies April 6: Nicola Gardini (University of Oxford),Lacuna. Saggio sul non detto(Einaudi) IN ENGLISH - Respondent: Corrado Confalonieri. April 13: Joseph Luzzi (Bard College), A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins University Press). IN ENGLISH - Respondent: John...

St. Brigid’s hosts Italian Festival

St. Brigid’s hosts Italian Festival

The Rev. Robert A. Rochon, priest at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church at 1231 Plainfield St. in Johnston, uses words like "compassionate, family, community endeavors" when he describes such events as Sunday's annual Italian Festival.   Moreover, the goings-on inside St. Brigid's filled-to-the-brim parish hall were yet another example of just how active – and growing – the church has become in...

Senior Center celebrates St. Joseph’s Day in style

Senior Center celebrates St. Joseph’s Day in style

"Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!" That's the greeting many of the Italian-Americans inside the Johnston Senior Center's red, green and white decorated multi-purpose room passed around last Thursday during the annual St. Joseph's Day Luncheon.   In English, the phrase means "Happy St. Joseph's Day," and in keeping with tradition, the center's super staff and valuable volunteers put on a festive occasion that...

Italian American Culture Night

 Italian American Culture Night

Tuesday, April 14 - 6.30 pm EDTSt. James Church Rocky Hill - 767 Elm St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067Join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm in watching the great film, Italian Travelogue Movie of Sicily, Italy.   All friends and members are welcome with only a $5 donation per person it would be a great movie to bring the kids...

Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. J…

 Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. Joseph’s Day

"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new America would give them and their families hope and prosperity for a better life." Polisena shined as...

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Co…

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Counter

"Let's sit down in my office," says Giuseppe Giangregorio after agreeing to my impromptu request for an interview. We do sit down — on two small folding chairs he keeps between two of the many shelves in his Green Cross Pharmacy. That's when I realize there is no office. Instead, we are sitting in a corner of the store he...

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass., Inc. is offering scholarships to high school seniors that are pursuing higher education.   Italian Cultural Center Scholarship applications are available on its website at www.iccwm.org along with additional information on its scholarship program. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1. If you are unable to acquire an application, contact the scholarship committee...

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

"Botte piccola fa buon vino," or "big things come in small packages," is precisely the colloquialism one could use to describe Bella Verona, a quaint but highly regarded treasure in the vivacious, historic, downtown Salem. Slightly dwarfed by the large Hawthorne Hotel located across the street, Bella Verona certainly stands out, however, to patrons that bid for a seat in...

Italian Festa in Waltham, MA - May 30, 2015

Italian Festa in Waltham, MA - May 30, 2015

The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; rain date is Sunday, May 31st. In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa is a fundraiser for the various charities which the Order...

Italian American Women Who Rule Our World

Italian American Women Who Rule Our World

Patricia Russo is Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University, a non-partisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program for women interested in running for public office or campaign management. Based at Yale Law School, the program attracts women from the U.S. and internationally. Pat is also a member of the Council of Women's Health Research at Yale and...

Phantom Gourmet: Tuscan Kitchen In Burlington

Phantom Gourmet: Tuscan Kitchen In Burlington

Do you love Italian food? Of course you do, but you probably don't love it as much as Joe Faro, the Owner and 'Chief Food Taster' at the sprawling Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington. "Tuscan Kitchen is an artisan Italian experience. We are taking scratch Italian specialties, and we are celebrating those with our guests."   Faro's passion for Italian food runs deep. He...

A New Gelato Shop Opens in Back Bay this Week with Free Treats

A New Gelato Shop Opens in Back Bay this Week with Free Treats

Good news, folks! A new Boston gelato shop is opening just in time for spring. Amorino, a luxurious European cafe and gelato shop, is set to debut its first Boston-area location this Thursday at 7:30 a.m. And, per a release, guests can experience a "special discovery period" that day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with complimentary gelato.   The upcoming Newbury...

BU showcases Pierluigi Billone’s dramatic innovations

BU showcases Pierluigi Billone’s dramatic innovations

On Thursday night, in a brightly lit meeting room at Boston University's Hillel House, the violinist Marco Fusi performed a half-hour soliloquy that had all the swollen emotion and gravitas of Shakespearean tragedy. Hamlet or Lear, perhaps . . . or, to keep things on musical terrain, Wotan's great oration from the second act of "Die Walküre."   The next night, just...

Paisano’s fills need for authentic Italian deli

Paisano’s fills need for authentic Italian deli

Terrill Street Discount Beverage has been quenching Rutland's thirst since 1983. A family-owned business run by father Joe Coloutti and sons, Bob and Mike, the store recently expanded its services in order to ease its patrons' hunger too. Here Bob Coloutti discusses the new Paisano's Italian Kitchen. What is the nature of your business?   We are a family-owned and operated deli/kitchen (I...

Piccolo Market in Moultonborough Offers a Taste of Italy

Piccolo Market in Moultonborough Offers a Taste of Italy

In Italian, the word "piccolo" means small, but there is nothing small about the variety of delicacies available at the new delicatessen, Piccolo Market, on Rte. 25 in Moultonborough.   Chef/owner Bill Bennett opened his deli with a small café in late December and has been adding delicious items to his menu ever since. Bennett, originally from Fairfield County, Conn., has been...

I VISTI: A BOSTON IL TERZO SEMINARIO PRATICO DEL PIB

I VISTI: A BOSTON IL TERZO SEMINARIO PRATICO DEL PIB

"Considerazione Visti per gli Italiani all'Estero": questo il tema del terzo seminario organizzato a Boston dall'associazione dei Professionisti Italiani a Boston (Pib) e Consolato Generale.   Terzo della serie di seminari utili programmati per quest'anno, il seminario si terrà il 13 aprile dalle 19 in Consolato. Meredith Stewart, partner di Pappas Lenzo and Stewart, parlerà di quali sono gli aspetti da considerare...

Italian Cultural Center to screen comedy 'Johnny Stecchino' on April 3

Italian Cultural Center to screen comedy 'Johnny Stecchino' on April 3

As part of the organization's recurring "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" series, the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will screen "Johnny Stecchino" on Friday, April 3. The screening of the 1991 comedy, which tells the tale of mistaken identity between a bus driver and a mob informant, will be presented by Dr. Rocco Mesiti, Italian radio host and a...

Verrazzano Committee names Tri-Town CEO DeSantis as Man of the Year

Verrazzano Committee names Tri-Town CEO DeSantis as Man of the Year

The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently announced its 2015 Man of the Year – Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action Agency.   "I think it's an excellent...

Columbus Day Float

Columbus Day Float

by Pascal Gangi   My name is Pascal Gangi and I am a graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical-Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Sicily and moved to Revere at a very young age. My Sicilian heritage is something that I hold dear to my heart and I admire the art work that is presented in many...

Pirandello Lyceum Announces 2015 I Migliori Awardees

Pirandello Lyceum Announces 2015 I Migliori Awardees

Boston's Pirandello Lyceum announced the 2015 recipients of its prestigious "I Migliori in Mens et Gesta" award, the "Best in Mind and Deed." The Board of Governors recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community. The I Migliori honorees for 2015 are:Josephine Cuzzi , Management-LeadershipSenator...

Gaspara Stampa: A Symposium and Concert Honoring the Poet and Her Time

Gaspara Stampa: A Symposium and Concert Honoring the Poet and Her Time

Date: March 27, 2015Time: 7:30-9:00PMLocation: Gasson Hall 100Address: Boston College 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467Contact: Prof. Mattia Acetoso, 617-552-1741   This event celebrates the encounter of contemporary music and the Italian Renaissance, commemorating the life and works of Gaspara Stampa (1523-1554), the greatest woman poet of the Italian Renaissance.

Italy Invests in the US: Italy’s System Logistics’ Modula US Brings High-Tech Ma…

Italy Invests in the US: Italy’s System Logistics’ Modula US Brings High-Tech Manufacturing to Maine

Italy's System Logistics's automated vertical storage solutions company Modula US has announced a $6 Million USD investment in manufacturing at the firm's Lewiston, Maine facility. The factory will be equipped with the latest automated lines to punch, bend, weld and cut sheet metal for a variety of Modula storage products.   According to Modula US President Miguel Fabra, "40 years of experience...

Angela Carella: Stamford natives press true look at Italians in America

Angela Carella: Stamford natives press true look at Italians in America

Some 130 years ago Italians began to arrive in America in significant numbers. Perhaps because they came in surges and many were poor farmers or laborers with little education, desperate for work, many were stereotyped as less than intelligent, as buffoons or criminals.   Like immigrants from other places, they were marginalized. But their children have changed that. Census data shows that Italian-Americans now...

Boston Bel Canto Opera — Spring Concert (12 April)

Boston Bel Canto Opera — Spring Concert (12 April)

Neapolitan Italian tenor Giovanni Formisano sings a recital of songs in Italian and in Neapolitan dialect with opera arias from Andrea Chenier, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro and L'Arlesiana. Formisano will be assisted by piano accompanist Bradley Pennington, Artistic Director of Boston Bel Canto Opera, who will also play piano selections by Chopin.   Admission is $20.00, $17.00 for Students and Seniors – Information:...

More Italian than Irish eyes smiling in R.I.

More Italian than Irish eyes smiling in R.I.

On St. Patrick's Day, everybody is Irish, but the other 364 days a year, only 17.9 percent of Rhode Islanders claim Irish ancestry, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.   That makes the sons and daughters of Erin the second most numerous ethnic group following Italians, who count 18.4 percent of the Rhode Island population among their extended family. And, conveniently enough,...

BU Artist in Residence Pierluigi Billone to Host Forums, Concerts

BU Artist in Residence Pierluigi Billone to Host Forums, Concerts

As part of its ongoing artist-in-residency program, Boston University’s Center for New Music will host Italian composer Pierluigi Billone for three weeks starting March 18, giving local audiences several chances to witness the maestro’s unique approach to music.   "…his radical methods have led him to explore unchartered soundworlds and to develop idiosyncratic instrumental and vocal techniques. Nevertheless, the concurrent roots of...

Franchitto receives honor from Italian American group

Franchitto receives honor from Italian American group

Diana Franchitto, president and CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI), was recently honored by the Rhode Island Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women as one of its 2015 Three Wise Women. The award is given annually to three of Rhode Island’s most accomplished women of Italian descent.   President and CEO of HHCRI since 2008,...

Pizza royalty setting up shop in Chestnut Hill

Pizza royalty setting up shop in Chestnut Hill

After whetting Boston appetites for the past year, the famed Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana said it has finally decided to open its first local restaurant, in Chestnut Hill, this fall. Pizza-loving Bostonians — even competitors — were salivating Friday over the news about the New Haven institution’s plans to move into the area.   “I’m all for it,” said Todd Winer, the...

Celtics’ Luigi Datome Already Developing Cult-Hero Status In Boston

Celtics’ Luigi Datome Already Developing Cult-Hero Status In Boston

by Zack Cox   Tyler Zeller and Avery Bradley led the Celtics to victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, but neither received the loudest ovation from the TD Garden crowd. Nor did Marcus Smart, the rookie point guard who's been the recipient of much fan appreciation this season.   Nope, the most raucous cheers on this night were reserved for the one and...

Weekly Story: He Discovered Money

Weekly Story: He Discovered Money

“ONLY a few months ago he was a dishwasher. A man untaught in finance shows Wall Street and the greatest financiers in the world that they are pikers. Whether Ponzi’s bubble bursts or not, the American people will have to take off their hats to a man as clever as he is.”   So the Rochester Times-Union sums up a good deal...

Obituary: Filomena (Gesualdi) Zelano, Longtime Communicant of St. Mary Star of t…

Obituary: Filomena (Gesualdi) Zelano, Longtime Communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home. Filomena (Gesualdi) Zelano, 89, beloved wife of the late Luigi Zelano, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Beverly Hospital.   Born in Panni Foggia, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Carlo and Maria (Calitri) Gesualdi. She was raised in Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1960, settling in Beverly where she had since...

UTEC Italian dinner benefit was a night in good taste

UTEC Italian dinner benefit was a night in good taste

When you open the evening with a sparkling, dry Prosecco and close it with a silky Chianti Classico, you have two key ingredients for una magnifica festa d'Italia (a magificent Italian feast).   And so it was recently at Café UTEC (United Teed Equality Center) in downtown Lowell where Chef Sam Putnam, his culinary staff of young men and women, and yours...

Giorgia, una bolzanina si fa onore in America

Giorgia, una bolzanina si fa onore in America

Il sogno a stelle e strisce di Giorgia Battisti non solo si è realizzato ma è diventato una piacevole e proficua quotidianità. Si sa, lo sport ad alto livello gola a qualsiasi atleta. Se poi si è una giocatrice di hockey cosa c’è meglio del Nordamerica? Nulla.   Ed ecco che quell’anno di stacco dalla scuola italiana per andare a fare un’esperienza...

A southern Italian grape shines at Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar

A southern Italian grape shines at Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar

by Ellen Bhang   At Waltham's beloved Il Capriccio Ristorante e Bar, wine director Jan Novak curates pours made from grapes that are tried and true, even if their names may not be familiar. The veteran professional loves to recommend a 2012 southern Italian unoaked red that hails from Puglia.   Crafted by Tenute Rubino on a 125-acre estate near the Adriatic Sea, this...

Taste of Italy in the heart of Hardware City

Taste of Italy in the heart of Hardware City

by Johnny Burnham For decades Angelo's Market has been serving up its fine Italian-style foods to not only those who live, work or may be traveling through the Hardware City, but beyond as well. The deli is a New Britain staple, but it has also stretched its reach outside of the city through its growing catering service. Whether one chooses to eat...

Tasty tradition of Springfield's Albano's Market must be preserved: Guest viewpo…

Tasty tradition of Springfield's Albano's Market must be preserved: Guest viewpoint

I am one of the hearty Springfield transplants that now call the Boston area their home. We are a spirited phalanx, often with a geographic inferiority complex, yet deeply proud of our '413' roots. On the occasion we meet at networking events, bars, baseball games, or simply waiting for the T, a common icebreaker, appropriately, emerges.   "Have you ever had Albano's...

Sicilian Eatery Brelundi Opens in Waltham

Sicilian Eatery Brelundi Opens in Waltham

Brelundi, a new Sicilian restaurant in Waltham, opens its doors today offering a robust assortment of street bites and dishes inspired by owner Michael Colomba’s southern Italian upbringing.   The 20-seat counter service and takeout establishment located at 16 Felton Street serves Italian breakfast, lunch, and dinner items (hence the name of the restaurant), along with a full suite of desserts, gelato, sodas,...

Italian-American Civic Association honors seniors

Italian-American Civic Association honors seniors

Vita M. Messina, 97, remembered the days when she danced and danced all night at weddings at the Italian-American Civic Association as a young woman. On Sunday, she was one of 26 people over the age of 85 who were honored during the club’s first senior recognition at the Bellew Avenue club.   At her age, the longtime member of the St....

The Salem Italian American Club will hold a Tribute to Leo Taugher II celebratio…

The Salem Italian American Club will hold a Tribute to Leo Taugher II celebration of life party from 7 p.m. until closing on Saturday, March 14.

The Salem Italian American Club will hold a Tribute to Leo Taugher II celebration of life party from 7 p.m. until closing on Saturday, March 14.   Read more   Source: http://www.salemnews.net/  

Luigi's mansion: Datome at home with C's

Luigi's mansion: Datome at home with C's

There were rumblings as far back as two years ago that the Boston Celtics were interested in Italian League standout Gigi Datome. In fact, the Celtics were intrigued enough that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge traveled to Rome to watch Datome compete for Virtus Roma near the tail end of his MVP season in Italy's top league, Serie A....

Phantom Gourmet: Italian Cuisine In The Suburbs

Phantom Gourmet: Italian Cuisine In The Suburbs

When you think of Italian your mind might automatically go to Boston’s North End, but the Phantom Gourmet shows us that you can find high quality Italian cuisine all over Greater Boston.   Rosetti in Lynn is a beautiful and comfortable Italian restaurant offering a wide range of dining options. Tosca in Hingham is one of the region’s most stylish and sophisticated...

Friends, family remember Middletown’s Chris Vecchitto and his Italian ice

Friends, family remember Middletown’s Chris Vecchitto and his Italian ice

Chris Vecchitto, 90, is widely remembered for his friendly smile and his famously tasty Italian ices. Vecchitto died Feb. 27 at Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit after his health quickly declined in the wake of a January fall at home, his wife said.   A Middletown native, Vecchito was one of 11 children born to Italian immigrants Gaetano and Giovanina Vecchitto. Married for...

Italian Cultural Center events

Italian Cultural Center events

Italian Cultural Center events Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of western Massachusetts, Inc. announces the publication of its very own homemade cookbook, "Mangia! Ci fa bene!" It is a cookbook with over 160 tried and tested family recipes contributed by its members and friends, many of which have been prepared for generations.   You will find many of your favorite Italian...

Italian company plans to invest $6 million in Lewiston plant

Italian company plans to invest $6 million in Lewiston plant

The Italian owners of a Lewiston facility that makes high-tech storage, picking and distribution systems plan to invest $6 million in the plant, which could lead to dozens of new jobs. A spokesman for Modula, owner of the System Logistics plant, said the investment signals a long-term commitment to the area and comes as the company has seen a steady growth...

Comedian Joe DeVito at Fairfield Theatre Company

Comedian Joe DeVito at Fairfield Theatre Company

Fairfield Theatre Company will continue to bring the best entertainment to Fairfield County on Wednesday, March 11 as they welcome comedian, Joe Devito for a night of laughs at 7:30 p.m.   The Fairfield University alumnus has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared at Montreal's "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival where his performance...

mario-batali-s-first-boston-restaurant-opens-in-seaport-districtby Taryn Luna   Late in 2012, Mario Batali first teased local foodies with a Tweet saying he would open a restaurant in Boston "very soon!"   "Soon" turned out to be 2½ years. On Wednesday...
part-time-italian-instructor-rockland-mainePenobscot School, a nonprofit center for language learning and international exchange in MidCoast Maine, seeks a native Italian speaker to instruct four levels of Italian courses, conduct tutorials and...
geno-auriemma-calls-men-s-college-basketball-game-a-jokeGeno Auriemma isn't exactly known for being the friendliest or easiest guy to get along with in sports, especially in the realm of women's college basketball. Yet the UConn Huskies coach, who has won...
joe-pug-in-concert-april-30If the opening notes on Joe (Pugliese) Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised.   The Austin, TX, singer-songwriter has made a habit of defying...
aperitivo-scientifico-s-t-colloquium-series-a-quarterly-eventNetworking Event: Geared towards facilitating the interaction among the Italianmembers of the scientific community in Boston During the event author D. Zaccagnini will present his new book "Moving...
Our Address:
Via Ettore Paladini 39
00149 Roma - Italia
Contact Info:
Skype : umberto.mucci
E-Mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer

Some text and images included in this site are taken from publications in the public domain on the web. If their publication violates any copyrights, please notify via email and we will remove them. The authors of the site cannot provide an absolute guarantee of the reliability and accuracy of the information provided and accept no responsibility for any damage that may arise. Reported errors will be corrected.