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Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn't appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the renowned company will stage a production of the classic work, interpreted by some of the country's rising stars of opera. Five performances will take place...

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Reminiscent of the Italian Festivals that took place on Wooster Street in New Haven, the North Haven Son's & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will present their "Italian Festival of Angels" on the North Haven Town Green Friday, Aug. 23, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Procession of Angels will take place...

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will take place on September …

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian  will take place on September 6 and 7, 2014!

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants"...

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

When and Where:Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3 p.m.Holy Cross College — 1 College St, Worcester, MASunday, September 28, 2014 — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church — 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA Noted Italian organist Andrea Toschi plays music of Bossi, Capocci, Neglia, Respighi, Debussy, Becheri, and Padova on the 2005 Juget-Singlair organ (Op. 24) at Holy Cross...

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows …

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows key leadership

by Erika Niedowski   At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others. But the newly elected general treasurer quickly learned back in 2011 that the fix was as much about politics as it was pure numbers.   The overhaul Raimondo...

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

Speaking and praying in both Italian and English, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rocco, providing a spiritual start to the 89th annual St. Peter's Italian Bazaar.   During the Mass at St. Peter Church in Portland, the bishop expressed his joy at celebrating the Mass and his wish for a good festival. Beginning...

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

When: Through December 2014Open Mondays through Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., and occasionally on Fridays and weekendsWhere: Harvard Allston Education Portal — 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA Fine art photographer Francis Gardino has created three 360 degree views of Italy, They include the ruins of Pompeii and of Sicily, his grandparent's homeland.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

By Shawn R. Beals   Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity.   While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it's rare to find one so thoroughly transplanted from a single location. The majority of Middletown's Italians can trace...

9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

 9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

Saturday, August 23rd, in Boston, the 87th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti will be remembered. Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is regarded as one of the great miscarriages of justice in American history. Calling attention to the continued repression of immigrants and radicals, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society...

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

More than 200 people celebrated Friday night at Dominic Arillota's home in the city's East Forest Park neighborhood. It was an Italian feast that used to be held in downtown Springfield, but about four years ago the building that hosted it was shut down.   Ever since, Dominic has helped to keep the tradition alive. He told 22News each year it gets...

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

by Phyllis A.S. Boros Every August, for the past 23 years, thousands of area folk flock to St. Jude Church in Monroe for its "authentic" Italian festival.   "It's the real deal," said Peter Lucia, who has volunteered at each of the church's 24 festivals. "We expect more than 10,000" at the event, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 23....

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Do…

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Doors Open @ 11 a.m.

One of New England's most beloved annual musical events is back! On Saturday, August 23, join hostess Eva Franchi, wife of the late great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, as featured guests and world-class singers pay tribute to Sergio's life with song.   The concert annually takes place at the 240-acre Franchi Estate in Stonington, Conn., and sells out each year with more...

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014Where:Demetri's Function Facility — 2 Washington Street – Route 1, Foxboro, MA The Sons of Italy's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts is getting ready to celebrate 100 years since its inception on October 4, 2014, at Demetri's Function in Foxborough.The black tie gala will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m....

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, M…

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, Mass. (Part 1)

By Giovanni di Napoli I returned to Boston, Massachusetts last weekend for the highly anticipated 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Santa Agrippina di Mineo.   Part of me was a little sad that I was going to miss the Feast of Saint Rocco in Glen Cove and the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bergen Beach, but you only get...

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

September's annual Feast of San Gennaro — named for Naples' patron saint — draws thousands of fun-seeking tourists and locals to the streets of Little Italy in New York.   The yearly religious feasts celebrated by descendants of the numerous Italians who settled in Norristown and Plymouth at the turn of the 20th century attract far smaller numbers. But these local events...

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

St. Roch Church, 10 St. Roch Ave., will hold its traditional Italian feast for four days this week, followed by a procession from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.   The festival will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Pizza fritta, with tailor-made dough straight from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, is one of the favorite eats...

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — 7 to 10:30 p.m.Where: Smokin Joe's — 351 Washington St., Brighton, MA Italian blues guitarist Roberto Morbioli is heading back to Boston for a show at Brighton's Smokin Joe's.Born in Verona, where he started playing the guitar at an early age, Morbioli discovered his greatest passion to be the blues at the age of 15.   After...

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.     Read more   Source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com    

East Haven Italian American Club’s bocce team are world champs

East Haven Italian American Club’s bocce team are world champs

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club's indoor bocce court, smiled wryly and reiterated...

89th Annual Italian Bazaar

89th Annual Italian Bazaar

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.   Come enjoy music, food and children's games! More information hereLocation: St. Peter's Church, Corner of Federal & India Streets - Portland, Maine, 04101   Source: http://www.visitportland.com/  

Italianissmo! A Boston raccolti 249 mila dollari per il primo Centro Italiano di…

Italianissmo! A Boston raccolti 249 mila dollari per il primo Centro Italiano di Cultura della città

Quattrocentoventicinque mila dollari raccolti (+40% rispetto al 2013); trecentocinquanta ospiti, inclusi i Sindaci di Boston e Roma; oltre settanta sponsor.   Questi i numeri di "italianissimo! 2014", annuale gala di beneficenza - giunto alla sua terza edizione - organizzato da FICCB e dal Consolato Generale d'Italia a Boston a favore della lingua e cultura italiana, che ha l'obiettivo di raccogliere fondi per...

USA Repels Roman Gladiators

USA Repels Roman Gladiators

A capacity crowd joyously cheered the return of Marco Elser and Raimondo Visconti di Modrone for Italy, along with new team members Mario Celentani and Matteo de Paolis. Defending USA's victory last season were Bridget Torrey, Michel Nseir, Stephanie Still, and Minnie Keating.   Defensive plays dominated the game as the evenly matched teams took to the field. Control of the ball...

Wesleyan University: assistant professor (tenure track) in early modern

Wesleyan University: assistant professor (tenure track) in early modern

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian Studies and be eager to teach a broad range of courses on Italian literature and cultural history prior...

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

By Owen McNally   What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs."   "I always wanted to do something...

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.   But this summer, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques, to be taught by three instructors: master...

A safe Federal Hill

A safe Federal Hill

Providence's Federal Hill, a wonderful neighborhood long known as a center of great Italian-American food, culture and shopping, is one of the jewels of Rhode Island. Celebrated in all the tourist guidebooks, it is a place that should attract families and fun-lovers as part of their Ocean State experience. Unfortunately, sporadic recent violence — including the death of a 33-year-old Glocester...

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

The 24th annual St. Jude Italian Festival will take place from Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23 at the Church fairgrounds located on Rte. 111 near the intersection with Rte. 110. The festival will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.   The festival will serve a...

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Must have certification in Spanish and ItalianPosition Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Job Categories:Classroom Teacher > Language: ItalianClassroom Teacher > Language: Spanish   Welcome to South Kingstown High School! South Kingstown High School is located on the Atlantic Coast, 32 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, in the village of Wakefield. The town covers an area of 63 square miles with a population of 28,000....

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

"Sono un appassionato di cinema. Se mi chiedi 'come va?' io ti rispondo con una battuta di Pulp Fiction". Così Emanuele Capoano, 39 anni, di Crotone, ci spiega come mai a un certo punto della sua vita ha deciso di abbandonare gli studi universitari di Scienze Politiche a Firenze per diventare proiezionista, quello che taglia le pizze, i rulli delle...

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

The board of directors at the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to Mayor Charles Lombardi and his chief of staff, G. Richard Fossa.   "We are proud to honor them for their Italian heritage and many accomplishments," said the club in a statement. Lombardi and Fossa will be honored by their fellow Italo-Americans at a dinner...

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

For the second year in a row, Professionisti Italiani a Boston has partnered with Italian sailing powerhouse Mascalzone Latino to give teenagers from underprivileged neighborhoods in Naples the chance to sail on the Charles River. Guided by instructor Antonio Dell'Omo Beneduce, Salvatore Pistone and Laura Canzanella — both 13 — took part in several sailing events held by local schools Courageous...

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last...

Italian festival to open Friday

Italian festival to open Friday

The annual Italian Festival will take place on the grounds of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave., from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. The festival will continue from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.   The Italian Festival, which has been held for more than 20 years, will feature authentic Italian food, music, rides for...

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

It's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of fashion. She is simply a living legend. I had the pleasure to meet with Yolanda at her chic apartment near Boston. I felt electrified by her charismatic and cordial...

When calcio first came to the North End

When calcio first came to the North End

Soccer via the World Cup is making the headlines this past month. Recently, in column for in the Clarion-Ledger, Ann Coulter helped it along when she linked the growing popularity of soccer to "moral decay" in the United States. I thought it was a funny column, a tongue-in-cheek stab at the definite media hype around this increasingly (albeit quadrennially) popular...

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Italian and American flags lined Center Street as hundreds sampled local eateries, took their children on carnival rides , and browsed local vendors at the 10th annual Italian-American Festival Saturday.   On the second day of the free three-day festival, which was held July 25 to 27 and was sponsored by Sons of Italy of Southington and UNICO of Southington, people of...

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate fam…

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate family

More than a century ago, Francesco Vollono left Italy and the poverty in his hometown outside Naples for a new life in America. Joined by his wife, Annunziata, and their three children in 1905, they were part of the early wave of immigrants who took up residence in Wooster Square   Five generations of their descendants, led by their granddaughter, Nancy Mastriano, 79,...

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard is wrapped in scaffolding to the point of not looking much like a church anymore. Even the sounds (including some of the language used by the workers) are not very church-like.   As I wait for Padre Antonio Nardoianni, pastor of what is basically the only fully functional church left in Boston's historical Italian neighborhood, I find myself thinking, "Maybe...

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

The scent of garlic, sausage, and tomatoes hits you somewhere between Haymarket and Cross Street, before you've even officially reached the North End.   From the distance, you can spot colorful streamers in bold red, green, and yellow floral patterns stretched across the winding streets, twinkling with metallic thread once you get a closer look. The sound of revelers reaches you as...

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si avviano alla conclusione le "Giornate dell'Emilia-Romagna negli Stati Uniti", organizzate dalla Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo in collaborazione con l'Assessorato all'Agricoltura della Regione Emilia-Romagna e con APT, e con la partecipazione dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, dei Comuni di Schulz Spur-Merrill, Spring Valley, Cherry, Ladd e Plymouth, e delle associazioni degli emiliano-romagnoli di Chicago e Highwood.   Il 18 luglio...

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

It's that time of year again, Elm City pilgrims, and it's always a special Sunday morning for Italian Americans (and others) in Wooster Square.   The Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven will mark its 116th celebration of Atrani heritage and traditions with the annual Old World traditional procession through historic Wooster Square on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

After closing its first edition in May, Sounds of Italy Festival is gearing up for a new season. On July 20, Gennaro's 5 North Square held a benefit evening for the festival, centered on rosè wines and Italian food prepared by chef Marisa Iocco.   Fonte: Bostoniano  

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

The Italian students association at MIT, MITaly, recently organized an event to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Italian women in science and technology. The event was in collaboration with GWAMIT (the graduate women association at MIT) and the Harvard Italian Society. Held on July 17 at the MIT Stata Center, the event featured talks by Prof. Paola Cappellaro (MIT, Nuclear Engineering),...

Portsmouth Prep

Portsmouth Prep

Rhode Island, yet again, holds a surprise, and it's not coffee milk or awful driving, but polo. For my dad's birthday, I got him tickets to see the Newport Polo Club play against Italy at Glen Farms in Portsmouth.   There are matches every Saturday throughout the summer at this Portsmouth farm, and tickets are only $12 for general admission, so it's...

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

by Lindsay Carey   The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. "It is important to bring back the Italian traditions and heritages for the younger people, so that it can continue," said Joe...

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and loads...

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc., is offering Italian language classes for adults this Fall.   A Beginner I level class will be offered on Monday nights and will run from Sept.8, through Nov. 17. A Beginner II level class will be offered on Tuesday nights and will run from Sept. 9, through Nov. 18.   Read more   Source: http://www.masslive.com    

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

by Melanie Barnard   South Norwalk, after a couple of years of relative dormancy, seems to be coming alive again. With the advent of new condominiums and office spaces, there is much more foot traffic, and those folks get hungry. All of which is good news for this historic part of town, and Quartino Trattoria & Vineria is front and center of...

A story to tell

A story to tell

by Jessica Selby   Saint Mary's Feast is well-known to many across the state, but thanks to a local woman, the annual event may just attract an even wider audience. Aly Migliori grew up in an Italian-American family that made it a tradition to attend the Cranston feast every year. She said even though she always enjoyed going on the rides, playing the...

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connectio…

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connection to North Plymouth

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at the Loring Center in North Plymouth at a...

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Save Venice is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at the Chilton Club, 287 Dartmouth Street, Boston.   A reception will precede the Business Meeting at 6:30 pm. Following the Business Meeting, Dial Parrott will present a short lecture on "Venice: The Vanguard State." The Business Meeting and the lecture are...

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

by Alice Levitt   In September, few traces will remain of the Shelburne Road KFC. The fast-food counter and plastic tables where the ghost of Colonel Sanders once flitted will be replaced by a brick interior and 25-foot maple bar. Fountain drinks will give way to 15 local microbrews on tap, plus Vermont liquors and wines.   The man behind this transformation is none...

Pannese Society Plan Cultural Exchange Between Providence, Rhode Island and Pann…

Pannese Society Plan Cultural Exchange Between Providence, Rhode Island and Panni, Foggia

This September the officers and members of The Pannese Society of Providence, Rhode Island will visit Mayor Pasquale Ciruolo, Deputy Mayor Amedeo De Cotiis, and members of their administration in Panni, Foggia for an Official Cultural Exchange between the USA and Italy, joining together Sister Cities. For more info visit www.pannese-society.org  or find The Pannese Society of Providence, RI, USA on...

Notte Rose’ to Benefit Sounds of Italy Festival

Notte Rose’ to Benefit Sounds of Italy Festival

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 — 7 to 11 p.m.Where: Gennaro's 5 North Square, North End, Boston, MA For the second year in a row, Gennaro's 5 North Square will present a special Rosé wine night, during which guests will enjoy excellent rosé wine, hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Marisa Iocco and live music offered by various musicians participating in Sounds...

MITaly Networking Reception: Italian Women in Science

MITaly Networking Reception: Italian Women in Science

Interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering? Would you like to know more about the bitter and sweets of the life of a scientist and learn how to face those situations?   Join MITaly and GWAMIT in this networking session and hear about the experiences of MIT Professors Paola Cappellaro and Paola Rizzoli and Harvard Professor Katia Bertoldi! Pizza and desserts...

Book Presentation: “Where’s Marianna – Aundi è Marianna?” – August 4

Book Presentation: “Where’s Marianna – Aundi è Marianna?” – August 4

When: Monday, August 4, 2014 — 6 to 7:30 p.m.Where: East Boston Public Library, 265 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA East Boston native Lisa Cappuccio will present her new book "Where's Marianna? Aundi è Marianna?", a book for the entire family, showing a glimpse of life in an Italian immigrant household, while acknowledging the responsibilities, love and commitment an Italian mother...

Collegeville bakery fills the gap left by Mount Carmel Feast

Collegeville bakery fills the gap left by Mount Carmel Feast

Like a lot of folks, Steve Carcarey and his wife, Patrizia, looked forward to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast in Bridgeport every year.   But unlike others who can do no more than mourn the untimely end of the line for the nearly century-old event that would have been held this weekend, the couple is in a position to...

Documentary: Boston's North End

Documentary: Boston's North End

This campaign is seeking funds to complete a documentary in progress about the history of the Italian North End. We have already received close to $30,000 in funding, including $10,000 grant from the James and Percival Baxter Trust Fund, and a $10,000 donation from Paul Scapicchio.   By contributing to this campaign, you will be helping to document and preserve the history...

Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fash…

Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fashion Show

Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo and Maryanne Meservey...

85th St. Rocco’s Feast

85th St. Rocco’s Feast

When: August 8, 9, and 10 2014Where: Pearl and Thacher Streets, Malden, MAEvent Schedule: Feast Schedule 85th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to be held in Malden on August 8, 9 and 10, 2014Jam packed Malden Talent Weekend!Featuring Malden's own Joey Voices and more! On August 8, 9 and 10, the Saint Rocco's Feast Association will celebrate 85 years of tradition during...

Southington’s Italian Festival will again feature wine contest

Southington’s Italian Festival will again feature wine contest

Amateur winemakers are encouraged to enter their red or white wines in the annual Italian Festival's homemade wine contest. The Italian Festival runs July 25 to 27 in downtown. Wines must be entered by July 23. Bottles can be dropped off at Northeast Produce Regional Market, 101 Reserve Road, Hartford or 10 Jackson Way, Plainville, on weekdays from 7 a.m. to...

Clemente, 16 anni, ha firmato coi Boston Red Sox, club campione della MLB

Clemente, 16 anni, ha firmato coi Boston Red Sox, club campione della MLB

Ha un cognome che in Major League pesa. E che di certo accrescerà l'interesse attorno a lui, anche se ovviamente si tratta solo di omonimia. Si chiama Nicolò Clemente, è nato nel 1998, è cresciuto a Pianoro, in provincia di Bologna. E da oggi è un Red Sox.   Ha cioè firmato per la squadra campione in carica della MLB: Boston. Con...

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Announces the Opening of Babbo Pizzeri…

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Announces the Opening of Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca on Boston’s Fan Pier

Earlier today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's B&B Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space on Boston's Fan Pier and got one step closer to realizing a long anticipated Boston location. Construction will begin within the next few weeks; the restaurant will open in winter 2014.   Unlike B&BHG's New York City flagship, Babbo Ristorante, Babbo Pizzeria will feature wood-burning brick...

USA vs. Italy, BMW Test Drive!

USA vs. Italy, BMW Test Drive!

The Newport International Polo Series, Presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, is pleased to announce the return of Italy on Saturday, July 19th at 5pm for a 6-chukker match against USA.   Competing for Italy will be a team from Rome, home of the oldest of Italy's 15 polo clubs, a significant footprint for the sport where only about 150 players...

Medford students win Italian awards

Medford students win Italian awards

On May 31, 2014, Centro Attività Scholastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT.) honored contest winners from local schools at a celebration that took place at the Christopher Columbus Park of the North End of Boston. Several students from the Medford Public Schools, accompanied by their families and teachers, participated in the celebration.   Read more   Source: http://medford.wickedlocal.com    

Buddy Cianci, forced to resign twice as mayor of Providence, RI, running again

Buddy Cianci, forced to resign twice as mayor of Providence, RI, running again

Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced out as mayor of Providence, R.I., by criminal convictions, is running again this year. Cianci, formally known as Vincent A. Cianci Jr., was one of 10 candidates to file during a three-day nominating period that ended Wednesday.   By the deadline, there were six Democrats, three independents, including Cianci, and a lone Republican in the field. To get...

Portsmouth's cool new Italian spot, Tavola

Portsmouth's cool new Italian spot, Tavola

A cool and classy, very Italian eatery opened in Portsmouth in October, and if it wasn't a bit off the beaten path we would have been there pronto. As it is, we arrived before the dead of summer set in, and we're quite happy that we did.   Tavola is low-lit, comfortable and cozy, and it is unique: We can't think of anywhere...

IAC Announces Scholarship Winners For 2014

IAC Announces Scholarship Winners For 2014

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) has announced the recipients of their scholarships for 2014. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford.   Five recipients each received a $1,000 award and two recipients received a $500 award. The scholarships were awarded at a fundraising event to support Columbus...

St. Peter's Fiesta 2014: History and heritage

St. Peter's Fiesta 2014: History and heritage

By Ray Lamont   It is, first and foremost, a religious celebration, with an outdoor Mass and processions paying tribute to the patron saint of fishermen.   It is also very much a family celebration, with many Gloucester natives returning to the city of their roots for last full week of June to reconnect with family and friends.   Read more   Source: http://www.gloucestertimes.com  

Former Bridgeport mayor to lead Columbus Day parade

Former Bridgeport mayor to lead Columbus Day parade

Former Bridgeport mayor and current Easton resident Leonard Paoletta has been named grand marshal of the annual Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade.   The Council of Italian American Societies, headed by Bridgeport resident Chris Caruso, who is also an official in the administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy, made the selection. Mr. Paoletta was tremendously pleased to be honored with the recognition by the council.   Read...

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

When: Wednesday, July 9th — 7:30 p.m.Where: Regent Theatre — 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MATickets: $8 advance, $10 day of event. Click here to purchase tickets. In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated...

UMass' Angela McMahon Named Head Coach of Italian National Team

UMass' Angela McMahon Named Head Coach of Italian National Team

The Italian Lacrosse Association has named UMass women's lacrosse head coach Angela McMahon as head coach of the first-ever Italian national team which will compete in the 2017 FIL World Cup in Guildford, England. Justin Serpone, who is McMahon's husband and the head men's soccer coach at Amherst College, will serve as co-head coach of the team.   McMahon, who will continue...

Radio broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa

Radio broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa

by Briana Palma   For decades, people in the Boston area and beyond have welcomed Ron Della Chiesa into their homes — every Saturday at 8 p.m. to be exact. That's when they turn their radios — and now, their Internet browsers — to 99.5, to listen in as he broadcasts live from Symphony Hall, transmitting the "electric" atmosphere inside the building...

Massachusetts Education and Law Awards

Massachusetts Education and Law Awards

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, recently honored several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards. Held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, the award ceremony is a continuation of a 30-year tradition of the Grand Lodge's commitment to social justice,...

Blessing of the Fleet in New Haven Connecticut

Blessing of the Fleet in New Haven Connecticut

Sunday, June 22nd at 1pmNew Haven Long Wharf HarborNew Haven, Connecticut 06511 St. Andrew The Apostle Society will be hosting their annual Blessing of the Fleet in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle who was a fisherman. The Society would like to wish all the boaters and their families / friends a happy and safe boating season! Anyone interested in attending the...

classic-italian-eatery-shines-in-trendy-localeby Melanie Barnard   South Norwalk, after a couple of years of relative dormancy, seems to be coming alive again. With the advent of new condominiums and office spaces, there is much more foot...
wesleyan-university-assistant-professor-tenure-track-in-early-modernBeginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and...
verdi-s-la-traviata-opera-classic-re-imagined-at-boston-lyric-operaGiuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn't appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the...
italian-festival-of-angels-set-for-north-havenReminiscent of the Italian Festivals that took place on Wooster Street in New Haven, the North Haven Son's & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will present their "Italian Festival of Angels" on the North...
fashion-icon-yolanda-cellucciIt's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of...
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