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There's a New Italian Brunch in Fort Point This Morning

There's a New Italian Brunch in Fort Point This Morning

Attention Fort Point patrons! There's a new brunch in town this holiday season. The artisanal pizzeria, which focuses on authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, is launching their Italian brunch this Sunday, December 21. And trust us – there's more to love than the pizza, itself, at this new brunch. Here are the deets:   When Pastoral's brunch will be served every Sunday from 11...

Charles Baldelli to be inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

Charles Baldelli to be inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

Former state representative and city mayor Charles Baldelli will be among five Rhode Island residents inducted into the state Heritage Hall of Fame this spring, making him the first Italian-American from Woonsocket to claim the honor according to Albert Beauparlant, a member of the Hall of Fame board of directors.   Baldelli will be honored at a gala to be held April...

Antonucci wins student life award

Antonucci wins student life award

Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci was recently presented the President's Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), given in recognition of his commitment to advancing the quality of student life on campus.   Antonucci was nominated for the award by Fitchburg State Associate Dean for Student Development and Housing Hank Parkinson. The honor was presented at NASPA's...

Oysters, wine, fresh bread and seafood in Boston's Little Italy

Oysters, wine, fresh bread and seafood in Boston's Little Italy

As you walk down Hanover St. in Boston, the smells of just-baked focaccia meld with freshly pulled shots of espresso. Outside Mike's Pastry, there's a line of cannoli-craving people reminiscent of Schwartz's. And friends outside Italian restaurant The Daily Catch greet each other with buongiorno instead of hello.   Boston's North End is the city's oldest neighbourhood, but it's come a long...

Angela Maraia of Saugus pens Sicilian cookbook

Angela Maraia of Saugus pens Sicilian cookbook

Impressing dinner party guests with homemade, high-quality dishes such as fried calamari, ricotta pie and baked stuffed lobster just got a whole lot easier. That's because Saugus resident Angela Maraia is sharing her collection of 300 mouthwatering recipes in her first-ever cookbook, titled "My Mother and Me." The 329-page book is dedicated to Maraia's mother Vincenza Biondo, her husband Albert Maraia...

Italian Sandwiches at Maine-ly Sandwiches have roots to the country's first subs

Italian Sandwiches at Maine-ly Sandwiches have roots to the country's first subs

The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiches,...

Italian Cultural Center releases cookbook

Italian Cultural Center releases cookbook

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts Inc. (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its very own "homemade" cookbook, "Mangia! Ci fa bene!"   It is a delightful cookbook with over 160 tried and tested family recipes contributed by our members and friends, many of which have been prepared for generations.   Read more   Source: https://www.thereminder.com    

A Navy coat tradition, made in East Boston

A Navy coat tradition, made in East Boston

By Megan Woolhouse Massachusetts has its share of peacoat industry contractors, but none like this. By the end of the month, Sterlingwear Boston will have stitched about 40,000 peacoats this year for the Navy at the company's East Boston factory, where scores of workers sit at rows of sewing machines on a cement factory floor nearly the size of a football...

Viron Rondo Osteria: A Mix Of Classic, Modern Italian

Viron Rondo Osteria: A Mix Of Classic, Modern Italian

If you were a fan of the award-winning Da Capo restaurants in Litchfield and Avon, then you surely had met former owner, the effervescent Viron Rondo.   The man who put the "old world-type" Italian eateries on the culinary map has moved on, however, and with his wife, Denada, has opened a new restaurant, Viron Rondo Osteria, 1721 Highland Ave., Route 10,...

When The 400-Pound Cheese Arrives From Italy, Of Course You Throw A Parade

When The 400-Pound Cheese Arrives From Italy, Of Course You Throw A Parade

"Because it's great. It's cheese," Peter Lovis, proprietor of The Concord Cheese Shop, says as he bustles through the crowd of hundreds of people gathering in front of his Walden Street shop in the Boston suburb yesterday afternoon. "It's 400 pounds. It's humungous."   He's raving about the giant wheel of crucolo cheese—professed to be the largest cheese in the Western Hemisphere—that...

Connecticut woman celebrates 110th birthday

Connecticut woman celebrates 110th birthday

A Connecticut woman is celebrating a big milestone — her 110th birthday. There weren't quite that many candles on Emily Tremonti's cake Saturday at the elder residence where she lives in Fairfield. There were nieces and nephews she has indulged during her long life.   Her great, great-niece, Mary-Kate Mele, said her Aunt "Em" didn't have children but she has three nieces, six...

Carla Panciera to read from new collection in Mystic

Carla Panciera to read from new collection in Mystic

by Betty J. Cotter   Carla Panciera grew up in Westerly, where her father's dairy farm and her Italian-American heritage would provide rich fodder for her future writing. Her new short story collection, "Bewildered," won the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and has just been released by the University of Massachusetts Press. She will read from the book and sign copies...

Stamford theater classic gets holiday update

Stamford theater classic gets holiday update

by Joe Meyers   After skipping last year, "A Merry Mulberry Street Musical" is back at Curtain Call in Stamford, where ticket sales have been very brisk. "We're virtually sold out," Executive Director Lou Ursone reported last week of the sequel to "Mulberry Street," a Stamford favorite for 75 years. "It's great to get an extra financial boost at the end of the...

ICA names Respini new chief curator

ICA names Respini new chief curator

By Kathleen Burge   The Institute of Contemporary Art has chosen a new chief curator, Eva Respini, currently the curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art . Respini, who grew up in Europe and has worked with artists from the Middle East, hopes to bring a more global outlook to the ICA.   The museum chose her after an...

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Itali…

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Italian School

Now Accepting Applications for the Summer 2015 Middlebury Language Schools Italian Immersion Program. Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools– The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Italian.   The postmark deadline is January 15, 2015. See the website...

Rhode Island Dolci Tradizionale di Natale

Rhode Island Dolci Tradizionale di Natale

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The Blind Tailor Caffe - 45 Weybosset Street - Providence, RI. Members $5 | Non-members $15   Join us for a sweet celebration of the holidays and Italian heritage at Providence's most inviting Italian cafe. Share the season of good cheer as you indulge in appetizers, desserts, wines, and coffee over conversation with NOIAW members and friends. Please bring your...

Farm To Fork: Cheesemaking Tradition Born In Italy, Thriving In Somerville

Farm To Fork: Cheesemaking Tradition Born In Italy, Thriving In Somerville

For our occasional food series, Farm to Fork, we went to a small Somerville office park near a junk car lot. Inside, behind a red door there's a kitchen and a little piece of Italy. According to Tremont 647 chef and owner Andy Husbands, this kitchen has some of the best mozzarella around.   The company is called Fiore de Nonno — or...

Gabelli Family Foundation Gift Boosts Presidential Scholars Program

Gabelli Family Foundation Gift Boosts Presidential Scholars Program

By Jack Dunn   Boston College's Presidential Scholars Program, which provides an integrated educational experience within the University's honors program for approximately 72 of BC's most accomplished students, has been named the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, as a result of a major gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation.   Mario Gabelli, a Boston College trustee and chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, has been...

Da Potenza a Boston: accolta in regione la lucana illustre Rosa Ferrone (Massach…

Da Potenza a Boston: accolta in regione la lucana illustre Rosa Ferrone (Massachussets General Hospital)

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentazione del Centro di riferimento regionale sulle malattie del pancreas, nasce al San Carlo di Potenza...

Funeral Home to be Rededicated in Italian-Themed Event

Funeral Home to be Rededicated in Italian-Themed Event

Miss Italy, Amanda Luciano, and the Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646 Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps will be on hand next week to dedicate the renamed Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home.   The Italian-themed public event takes place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, said Lawrence A. Carnevale, who has an ownership interest along with Paul C. Rogers Jr. and...

Ciociaro Social Club Presents Fratelli Rocca in Concert

Ciociaro Social Club Presents Fratelli Rocca in Concert

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 — 2 to 5 p.m.Where: Sons of Italy – 520 Pleasant St., Watertown MA On Dec. 21, the Ciociaro Social Club will present an afternoon of music and song with the Fratelli Rocca.The Fratelli Rocca have been coming to the United States during the Christmas season from Valle di Comino, Italy, for the past several years,...

Rhode Island melting pot keeps producing new leaders

Rhode Island melting pot keeps producing new leaders

After the Americans' victory in the Revolutionary War — and the unshackling of the colonies from the mercantile system of England — the first Congress under the new U.S. Constitution faced some daunting challenges.   America was still dependent on the manufacturing system of England for providing goods in exchange for raw materials. How could Congress encourage America to develop a self-sufficient...

Perfecting simple Italian at Concord’s Farfalle

Perfecting simple Italian at Concord’s Farfalle

Jazz playing softly in the background, the creak of an oven door, the whir of an immersion blender, the hum of laughter and conversation. These are the welcoming sounds at a cooking class on a recent chilly night at Farfalle, an Italian gourmet shop and cafe owned by wife and husband Gina Nasson and Jeff Nedeau.   Farfalle may not be the...

Il Presepe Napoletano a New Haven

Il Presepe Napoletano a New Haven

È in mostra dal primo dicembre a New Haven presso il Museo Nights of Columbus di New Haven il Presepe Napoletano proveniente dalla Bottega d'Arte Cantone e Costabile di Napoli, che l'anno scorso ha realizzato per Papa Francesco il Presepe in Piazza San Pietro a Roma. La mostra, chiamata "Buon Natale: Creches of Italy Christmas exhibition", è stata allestita dall'azienda Cantone...

‘Monuments Man’ Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum: Timely Exhibition U…

‘Monuments Man’ Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum: Timely Exhibition Underscores Continued Need for Protection

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men-a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime-were dispatched...

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani dies

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani dies

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani died Saturday after a long illness. He was 76. Bresciani had been a Red Sox publicist since 1972 and was previously assistant sports information director at the University of Massachusetts for 11 years.   He also served as the Cape Cod League's top statistician from 1967-71. Bresciani eventually took over from Bill Crowley as the head Red...

Coach Peter Capodilupo will be missed at Newton North

Coach Peter Capodilupo will be missed at Newton North

It's all connected. Family. School. Community. Football. This is why folks around here gather on Thanksgiving morning to watch the local high school football team playing against a rival we've been playing against since some time back in the Reagan administration, or perhaps the (Teddy) Roosevelt administration. This is why folks in the Newton community will miss a man like Newton North...

Put Sacco and Vanzetti sculpture on display

Put Sacco and Vanzetti sculpture on display

EIGHTY-SEVEN years ago, Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in the state prison in Charlestown. The two men, self-avowed anarchists, had been convicted in the April 1920 robbery murder of two men at the Slater & Morrill shoe factory in South Braintree — paymaster Frederick A. Parmenter and his guard, Alessandro Berardelli. The case is one of the...

Melito Irpino Boston Association’s Annual Christmas and Immaculate Conception Di…

Melito Irpino Boston Association’s Annual Christmas and Immaculate Conception Dinner

When: Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 1 p.m.Where: Club Italia — 175 Maplewood St., Malden MA The Melito Irpino Boston Association will hold its annual Christmas and Immaculate Conception dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Club Italia headquarters in Malden. A full dinner will be served at the event. Tickets are $45 per person (free for children under 12)Please RSVP...

Vermont Salumi Introduces a Dry-Cured Sausage

Vermont Salumi Introduces a Dry-Cured Sausage

Since founding Vermont Salumi in 2011, Peter Colman has wanted to make a cured salami. But until recently, the Italian-born, Vermont-raised meat man has stuck to fresh sausages — salty, savory pork tinged with pepper or wine and packed into natural hog casings. They're fantastic, but cured they are not.   Though Colman had worked under Italian butchers and salumieri, he encountered...

Un Ballo in Maschera

Un Ballo in Maschera

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' 8th Annual Semi-Staged Opera Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3pmSanders Theatre at Harvard UniversityBoston Youth Symphony This performance is a full opera, over 3 hours in length. It therefore is not designed for young children and recommended for audiences 10 years of age and older. There will be NO Late Seating. Patrons arriving late will be seated at intermission. Tickets...

Sicilian ‘slab’ pizza in Portland, Maine

Sicilian ‘slab’ pizza in Portland, Maine

Stephen Lanzalotta makes what he calls Sicilian "slab" pizza, bubbly slices of a lofty, rich, but light-textured crust topped with a thin layer of smooth, sweet tomato sauce and channels of gooey cheese.   Lanzalotta used to make it at Micucci Grocery until last year, and now he's at Slab, a restaurant he opened earlier this year in the old Portland Public...

Loggia Vittoria Sons of Italy plans holiday events

Loggia Vittoria Sons of Italy plans holiday events

The Loggia Vittoria Order Sons of Italy in America will hold a Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lancellotta's Restaurant, 1113 Charles St.   There will be dinner, music, entertainment and raffle prizes. The cost is $30 per person for members and $35 for non-members.   Read more   Source: http://www.valleybreeze.com    

Christmas Tree Origins and an 1896 Celebration in the North End

Christmas Tree Origins and an 1896 Celebration in the North End

by James Pasto   I always grew up with a decorated Christmas tree. Along with the Manger, the tree seemed both a very Italian and a very Catholic thing to have in the house. The gifts were under the tree and we usually opened them on Christmas morning. I know now, but I didn't know then, that in Italy people give gifts on the...

A 'certified' Italian pizza joint comes to Fairfield

A 'certified' Italian pizza joint comes to Fairfield

Although he was born in Bridgeport, Paolo Cavalli spent the majority of his childhood in Italy. Growing up there, on a large farm just outside Rome, helped Cavalli learn the definition of fresh food -- everything either came from an animal, grew out of the earth or was homemade.   "All of our cooking was pretty much natural," Cavalli said. "We grew our...

A Wine Tour of Boston’s North End

A Wine Tour of Boston’s North End

Whether you are a local Bostonian, a New Englander or just someone visiting from another state or country, there is an excellent opportunity to sample some world-class wines while visiting some of the local Boston neighborhoods and local restaurants. City Wine Tours is a company that provides guided tours that explore multiple neighborhoods in Boston including the South End, the North...

Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Have you been in Italy before ? Had a great time, but came back feeling like deep down you never really left the US? You are not alone. That is what our Dialogue of Civilization is tailored for. During this 1 month program you will not only get to follow intensive language and culture courses, but you will get to...

Laura Indolfi Wins MIT Descience Fashion Competition

Laura Indolfi Wins MIT Descience Fashion Competition

MIT's Media Lab put up a one-of-a-kind fashion show in October. The runway competition Descience Fashion Show combined the creativity of designers with the vision of molecular biologists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, climatologists and scientists from a variety of disciplines. This year saw two Italians among the finalists. Italian biomaterial engineer Laura Indolfi won the competition with her project Cytocouture. Partnering with...

University of Massachussets - Italian Literature and Language

University of Massachussets - Italian Literature and Language

Students wishing to major in Italian must have achieved intermediate competence before embarking on one of two major tracks offered. A minimum of 30 credits beyond the intermediate sequence (Italian 201-202) is required. Students choose one of the two following major tracks:Italian Literature and Language. ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE:Italian 301 (Advanced Composition and Conversation)Italian 305 (Language of Modern Italy)Italian 311 and...

Circolo di Conversazione Italiana!

Circolo di Conversazione Italiana!

Benvenuti al Circolo!Siamo un gruppo di persone interessate a non perdere il nostro italiano. Ci raduniamo due volte al mese e cerchiamo veramente di parlare SOLO italiano per due ore! Venite a trovarci alla nostra prossima riunione, ma se non potete,ecco come voi potete creare il vostro proprio circolo.   Welcome to Circolo!We are a group of people interested in not losing...

Assumption College - Italian Language

Assumption College - Italian Language

A country with a rich artistic and literary history, contemporary Italy plays a prominent role in world affairs as a member of the European Union. Knowledge of Italian language and culture is an asset to students interested in all areas of the Humanities as well as International Business and Foreign Affairs.   The Italian Studies Minor is intended to offer students a...

Pantani: the accidental death of a cyclist - November 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Pantani: the accidental death of a cyclist - November 28, 2014 at  4:30 pm

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 since. He was a hero to millions - the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less...

Christmastime at the Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, Connecticut

Christmastime at the Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, Connecticut

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned for their quality and variety, have become a favorite seasonal tradition...

Menino, the mayor who welcomed Sacco and Vanzetti

Menino, the mayor who welcomed Sacco and Vanzetti

SINCE HIS death last month, longtime Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been memorialized for any number of qualities: his genuine comfort among constituents; his firm control of City Hall; his enthusiasm for the problem-solving side of the job. He's also seen as a bridge-builder, one who helped to smooth over some of Boston's old divisions.   But there is one illuminating episode...

Open Positions: Full-time Lecturer of Italian - Tufts University

Open Positions: Full-time Lecturer of Italian - Tufts University

Full-time Lecturer of Italian beginning September 1, 2015. The Department of Romance Languages is seeking a full-time lecturer in Italian to teach all levels of language (three courses per semester). Review of applications begins November 17, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. Native or near-native fluency in Italian, M.A., and previous college-level teaching experience required; Ph.D. desirable.   Participation in...

Coro-Dante Christmas Concert

Coro-Dante Christmas Concert

Coro-Dante Christmas Concert The All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri SocietyDirected by Kevin Galiè, M.M., J.D. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 PM 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge   American Premiere of Arturo Cadore's "Natale"An Italian Operetta Plus traditional Italian carols Free and open to the public Donations gratefully accepted Light refreshmentsFree parking in our lot or $5 validated parking at Kendall Sq Cinema   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algieri) in Boston

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algieri) in Boston

Having premiered in 1813, Rossini's opera buffa, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a true comic gem with delightful characters, sparkling music and coloratura fireworks. It follows the courageous Isabella, a young Italian woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover, Lindoro. Upon her journey, Isabella captivates Mustafá, the Bey of Algiers, who decides that she will be...

Manton Seniors continue tradition with Italian Gala

Manton Seniors continue tradition with Italian Gala

by Pete Fontaine   Sometimes, it's the theme that sets the tone for a special event. Then, there are times when food is the main focus. And, of course, there's the always-interesting attire that gets people talking. Such was the case Sunday, when all three things came into play at famed Twelve Acres in Smithfield during the Manton Seniors annual Italian Gala.   People came early, in...

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 12:55 p.m.Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main St, Rockport, MAThe show is a HD screening of the MET Opera performance. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter...

Positano Restaurant relocating to Playhouse property

Positano Restaurant relocating to Playhouse property

Westport's Positano Restaurant announces plans to relocate adjacent to Westport Country Playhouse in the space formerly occupied by The Dressing Room Restaurant. Currently located at 233 Hills Point Road, Positano will close at that site on Dec. 31, reopening on the Playhouse property in February 2015.   "We're delighted to welcome Positano and the Scarpati family as our new restaurant tenant," said...

Junior's Rustico to Open in South Burlington

Junior's Rustico to Open in South Burlington

The 25-foot black-walnut bar and 16 taps are ready. The brick walls feel appropriately rustic, and the open kitchen gleams with all-new equipment. So why isn't Junior's Rustico open at 408 Shelburne Road in South Burlington yet?   The newlyweds behind the project say they want everything to be "perfect" before inviting the eager public inside. Franke Salese, best known for Junior's...

MIT Oceanography Professor Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

MIT Oceanography Professor Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

Sitting in Professor Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli's office at MIT, I forget for a few minutes what I am there for. We are discussing her passion for opera, and how she almost pursued a career in the arts as a young girl.   A moment later, though, with a seamless transition she starts talking about climate change, and all of a sudden, her down-to-earth,...

Students mark Italian Heritage Month at RHS

Students mark Italian Heritage Month at RHS

Fantastico! Ridgefield High School celebrated Italian Heritage Month throughout October with a special focus on Italian Americans in sports.   On Oct. 28, students studying Italian in levels 1 to 4 Honors celebrated with parties during class periods; celebrations included Italian dance, food and music. Throughout the hallways a chorus of voices could be heard singing the Italian national anthem, and students...

Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts plans Prime Rib Christmas Dinne…

Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts plans Prime Rib Christmas Dinner

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts' annual Prime Rib Christmas Dinner will be held on Dec. 12 at 56 Margaret St. in Springfield.   The event will open with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The full menu includes antipasto, garden salad, baked stuffed shrimp, prime rib, roasted potatoes, ziti, dessert and coffee.   The dinner...

Newpoli Christmas Concert at YMCA Theatre - December 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Newpoli Christmas Concert at YMCA Theatre - December 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Join Newpoli, Boston's own Italian Folk Music ensemble, for their annual Christmas concert MUSICA DI NATALE: A Traditional Italian Christmas at the YMCA Theatre.   NEWPOLI will perform at the YMCA Theatre in Cambridge (MA) on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm. Advance tickets: $13/16. Tickets at the door: $15/20. All ages. Advance tickets can be purchased on www.newpolimusic.com.    Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Pirandello Wine Tasting

Pirandello Wine Tasting

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 the Pirandello Lyceum hosted their first Wine Tasting event at Spinelli's, East Boston. The event was chaired by Pirandello Board Members, Dott. Amara, Maria Capogreco and Nicolane Dumond.Over 75 people participated at the Pirandello's 1st wine tasting event.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Rappoli made the most of her natural abilities

Rappoli made the most of her natural abilities

Lauren Rappoli has always been an extremely gifted athlete. But what made her such an elite athlete is she took that God-given talents and worked absolutely relentlessly on becoming the best she could no matter the sport. Name it – softball, soccer or basketball, she can play.   She proved that during her tremendous four years of athletics at Wilmington High School...

In a Snug Setting, Homey Italian Fare - A Review of Quartina Trattoria & Vin…

In a Snug Setting, Homey Italian Fare - A Review of Quartina Trattoria & Vineria in South Norwalk

Some restaurants are so romantic, cozy and spirit-warming that upon entry your anticipation soars, sometimes so high that it can't always be realistically met by the food itself.   Such were my experiences at Quartina Trattoria & Vineria in South Norwalk, which opened in May. Though it is at ground level, the restaurant has an intimate, cavelike feel, partly because of the...

Trumbull Author Who Wrote about Italian-American Families to Appear on Radio

Trumbull Author Who Wrote about Italian-American Families to Appear on Radio

Joanna M. Leone, native Connecticut author of "Slices of Life Italian-American Stories" will be a special guest on WGCH 1490 AM radio on Friday, November 28th at 6:00pm.   " I am very excited about being on Bianca Tyler's radio show. We will discuss the special memories that warm people from Connecticut and the northeast have shared with me about family life,...

Milly Buonanno. American television on the Italian (small) screen - November 19,…

Milly Buonanno. American television on the Italian (small) screen - November 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of Italian Studies welcomes Milly Buonanno, Professor of Television Studies, Department of Communication and Social Research at La Sapienza University of Rome. This lecture examines the shifting relationship between Italian and American broadcasting, focusing on television drama.   American television has had a remarkable impact on television production and consumption in Italy as well as...

Italian tenor Luciano Lamonarca presents the Saint Pio Foundation

Italian tenor Luciano Lamonarca presents the Saint Pio Foundation

Founded in 2013 by Luciano Lamonarca and Jere Palazzolo, the Saint Pio Foundation carries out several interesting initiatives that involve an increasing number of members and supporters. In this interview, Maestro Lamonarca offers an insight into the main activities and objectives of the Foundation.   Read more   Fonte: L'italo-Americano  

Boston Celebrates 200 Years of Carabinieri

Boston Celebrates 200 Years of Carabinieri

Italy's Carabinieri are celebrating 200 years of history this year. The country's military police has a long tradition of valor and courage, but has also been able to reach out to all corners of the globe and establish affiliated branches, like Boston's Sezione Alberto Dalla Chiesa, founded in 2003. The Boston-based group held its 11th anniversary gala event on Sept. 7,...

Cramming at Harvard Art Museums

Cramming at Harvard Art Museums

How do you pile too much stuff on a site that's too small and still get a great building from a famous architect? Answer: You don't.   The famous architect is the Italian Renzo Piano, long regarded one of the world's best. The building is what Harvard calls the Harvard Art Museums. It's an amalgam of three museums, the Fogg, the Sackler, and...

Sulmona Native Annalisa Di Ruscio Receives Award

Sulmona Native Annalisa Di Ruscio Receives Award

by Nicola Orichuia   The Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi-U.S.A held its 23rd anniversary Medaglia d'Oro event on Oct. 11 at Filippo Ristorante in the North End. Celebrating the best and brightest individuals with Abruzzese origins, this year's gold medal award went to researcher Annalisa Di Ruscio, a native of Sulmona, L'Aquila.   A doctor specialized in hematology, Di Ruscio moved to Boston in 2007 to...

Giovanni Mazzarino: the Mediterranean Jazz sound ... in Boston

Giovanni Mazzarino: the Mediterranean Jazz sound ... in Boston

November 18, 2014, Tuesday 1:00 PMBerklee College of Music - 1140 Boylston St - Boston, Massachusetts 02215 Giovanni Mazzarino has been playing jazz since 1980. He is considered one of the most important Italian jazz players and has performed with important jazz musicians such as Enzo Randisi, Mimmo Cafiero, Gianni Basso, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among others. In 2002, he was named best new jazz...

Hartford's D&D Market Brings Decades-Old Italian-American Grocery To Suburbs

Hartford's D&D Market Brings Decades-Old Italian-American Grocery To Suburbs

By Kenneth R. Gosselin   As the third-generation steward of D&D Market in the city's South End, Daniel D'Aprile Sr. keeps close to tradition, right down to using his grandfather's recipe for homemade sausage. But D'Aprile isn't stuck in the past.   On Thursday, the family-owned, Italian-American grocery store — founded in 1932 in Hartford and a landmark on Franklin Avenue since the early 1960s...

Cranston's Taco Announces Strategic Partnership with Italian Manufacturer

Cranston's Taco Announces Strategic Partnership with Italian Manufacturer

By Mark Schieldrop   Cranston's Taco HVAC has entered into a strategic partnering agreemwith with Italian-based Askoll, a manufacturer of pumps used in a variety of industries. The two companies will collaborate on research and development for new circulator pump designs, the company said in a release.   The deal will help Taco in terms of technology and offers Askoll its first opportunity to enter...

Stolen Italian treasure recovered on Boston container ship

Stolen Italian treasure recovered on Boston container ship

A centuries-old treasure found in Boston came from Italy, but now customs agents are trying to track the route taken to get it here. "It ultimately ended up being a 17th century Venetian swivel gun," C. Shane Campbell from Customs and Border Protection said.   The canon-like weapon wasn't easy to find, it was packed into a piece of heavy equipment. "They had to...

Which 2 Boston Eateries Made this ‘Best Italian Restaurants in America’ List?

Which 2 Boston Eateries Made this ‘Best Italian Restaurants in America’ List?

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End's Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that's possible).   Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist's list of "Best Italian...

A Grand, Italian-Style Villa in Cohasset Is for Sale

A Grand, Italian-Style Villa in Cohasset Is for Sale

When it comes to lavish rooms and ornate interiors, the more-is-more approach taken by the designers of this home has made for an extra-unique property.   Now on the market for just under $2.5 million, 24 Atlantic Avenue in Cohasset is a Tuscan-style villa designed by Henry Pennell, whose works include the Nave at Trinity Church, and Boston's Majestic Theatre. The home...

MAST’ is a lively Italian addition to Downtown Crossing

MAST’ is a lively Italian addition to Downtown Crossing

Where to MAST' Restaurant and Drinkery, a new Italian spot in Downtown Crossing. What for Serious culinary aspirations in a loud after-work setting. That oddly capitalized and punctuated name is an abbreviation of "o'mast," a bit of Neapolitan dialect that refers to the master of a craft. (As for "drinkery," it's what a really drunk person calls a bar when he...

La Marca (Pd): Fine settimana di incontri con gli italiani di Boston

La Marca (Pd): Fine settimana di incontri con  gli italiani di Boston

Fine settimana di lavoro a Boston per Francesca La Marca (Pd), che continua il suo contatto con i concittadini della sua ripartizione e il suo impegno di promozione per l'iscrizione nelle liste degli elettori in vista del rinnovo dei Comites, le cui elezioni sono state rimandate al 17 aprile 2015.   Sabato sera la parlamentare del Partito democratico ha partecipato presso il...

Wine Tasting - November 16, 2014, 4-7PM at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield

Wine Tasting - November 16, 2014, 4-7PM at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield

Join Pirandello Lyceum for it's first Wine Tasting event to support the Pirandello's Scholarship Fund. President Rosario Cascio is extending an invitation to all members and non members who like to enjoy good company, good food, good music and good wine.   We have a limited number of tickets available. "This is our first Wine Tasting," said President Cascio, "and it's certain...

Medford HIgh School AP Italian students receive scholarships

Medford HIgh School AP Italian students receive scholarships

An annual tradition of the FAA-USA (Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi - USA) has been to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors for their excellence in the study of Italian. The annual scholarships are made possible through a generous donation by Joe Pace in memory of his mother. This year's scholarship recipients were Sarah Diettrich and Kha Huynh, both students of AP Italian...

History Lesson on Burlington's Little Italy

History Lesson on Burlington's Little Italy

Did you know that Burlington has deep Italian roots? Italian-Americans settled in Burlington in the 1800's Sunday, the Chittenden County Historical Society shared their rich history.   Picture a once thriving Italian-American Community in downtown Burlington near Battery and St. Paul Streets, until the 1960's when a federal program to upgrade housing in urban communities, destroyed historic buildings, and the spread church fires in...

there-s-a-new-italian-brunch-in-fort-point-this-morningAttention Fort Point patrons! There's a new brunch in town this holiday season. The artisanal pizzeria, which focuses on authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, is launching their Italian brunch this...
antonucci-wins-student-life-awardFitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci was recently presented the President's Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), given in recognition of his...
stamford-theater-classic-gets-holiday-updateby Joe Meyers   After skipping last year, "A Merry Mulberry Street Musical" is back at Curtain Call in Stamford, where ticket sales have been very brisk. "We're virtually sold out," Executive...
charles-baldelli-to-be-inducted-into-rhode-island-heritage-hall-of-fameFormer state representative and city mayor Charles Baldelli will be among five Rhode Island residents inducted into the state Heritage Hall of Fame this spring, making him the first Italian-American from...
a-navy-coat-tradition-made-in-east-bostonBy Megan Woolhouse Massachusetts has its share of peacoat industry contractors, but none like this. By the end of the month, Sterlingwear Boston will have stitched about 40,000 peacoats this year for the...
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