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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...

Fairfield Native Opens Italian Restaurant In Bridgeport

Fairfield Native Opens Italian Restaurant In Bridgeport

The 4-month-old Trattoria 'A Vucchella (Italian for "little mouth") is the collaboration of partners in life and in business: Jennifer Galletti, a Fairfield native, and Sorrento-born Pasquale De Martino. The two met five years ago when she was on vacation and he was the chef/leader a culinary tour. Both have a passion for food and drink as well as for sitting,...

New Town’s Sapori Closes; Plans for New Italian Eatery

New Town’s Sapori Closes; Plans for New Italian Eatery

Sapori, an Italian-American fusion restaurant in New Town closed last week, but its owner plans to re-open the restaurant with a new name, menu and management.   The restaurant opened in July 2013 in a large building at the intersection of Center and Courthouse streets in New Town.   Read more   Source: http://wydaily.com    

Rinnovo COMITES/ domenica 9 incontro informativo a Boston

Rinnovo COMITES/ domenica 9 incontro informativo a Boston

Per informare i connazionali sulle prossime elezioni del Comites, il Consolato generale e il Comites uscente di Boston hanno organizzato un incontro informativo domenica prossima, 9 novembre, alle dalle 15 presso il Ristorante Filippo (283 Causeway Street).   Durante quest'incontro, alla presenza di rappresentanti eletti dalla comunità del Nord America, si parlerà in particolare delle modalità di voto.L'evento è gratuito e terminerà...

Rinnovo Comites: “Uniti per Boston” unica lista ammessa

Rinnovo Comites: “Uniti per Boston” unica lista ammessa

Si chiama "Uniti per Boston" l'unica lista ammessa alle prossime elezioni del Comites. Sedici i candidati in lista tra consiglieri uscenti e giovani professionisti "emanazione" del Pib (Professionisti Italiani a Boston).   Questi tutti i candidati.Susi Domenico, Pasquale Maurizio, Natale Romagnoli Rosetta, Mustone Alebrto, Mazza Giuseppe, Burdi Luciana, Pasquariello Tommaso,Abbadessa Giovanni, Amara Vincenzo, Di Carlo Nadia, Frattallone Michele, Mesiti Rocco Antonio, Boggio...

Renzo Piano Highlights Design of Revamped Museums

Renzo Piano Highlights Design of Revamped Museums

By Vimal S. Konduri   Architect Renzo Piano outlined the trials and triumphs of designing the new Harvard Art Museums building, speaking to a packed Piper Auditorium Thursday evening. Piano, who also designed The Shard in London and the The New York Times Building in Manhattan, discussed his work on the Harvard Art Museums with museum director Thomas W. Lentz and Columbia University...

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Tom Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in an East Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood filled with other Italian immigrant families.   It was there that he and his younger brother Ray picked up the uniquely Boston-Italian style of expressing affection through friendly insults and teasing. That style was at the heart of their banter with each other, and their listeners, on the radio...

Infortuni Occupazionali e Ritorno al Lavoro: un Confronto tra l'Esperienza USA e…

Infortuni Occupazionali e Ritorno al Lavoro: un Confronto tra l'Esperienza USA e quella Italiana

Monday, November 17 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | MIT - Center for International Studies Building E40-496 (Muckley Building) 4th floor 1 Amherst Street, CambridgeInfortuni Occupazionali e Ritorno al Lavoro: un Confronto tra l'Esperienza USA e quella Italiana   Monica Galizzi e' specializata in economia del lavoro ed ha partecipazioni nei settori della sanità e dell'economia comportamentale. La sua ricerca è concentrata...

Poll: Should Christopher Columbus Park Be Renamed Tom Menino Park?

Poll: Should Christopher Columbus Park Be Renamed Tom Menino Park?

A petition has been started by Commercial Wharf resident, Michael Cohen, to rename Christopher Columbus Park after the late Mayor Tom Menino. As of this writing, the petition has over 1,000 signatures with a goal of 10,000. The petition starts:   "The residents of City Of Boston and so many others mourn the passing of Tom Menino who did so much for...

Tortellini class offered by Italian Cultural Center

Tortellini class offered by Italian Cultural Center

A tortellini-making class will be held on Nov. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, 56 Margaret St.    Remember watching your Nonna make these? An instructor, supplies and space will be provided for adults and children. Participants need bring just an apron, and they will go home with what they make. Space is limited. Seats will...

Pride In Boston Helped Menino Unite The City, Say Many In The Italo-American Com…

Pride In Boston Helped Menino Unite The City, Say Many In The Italo-American Community

Tom Menino, to his everlasting pride, was Boston's first Italian American mayor. But the city's Italian American community wants Menino to be remembered as everyone's mayor.   In the North End, Italian-born Ralph Cattaneo serves coffee from behind the bar at Caffe Dello Sport. In between pulling espresso for regulars Cattaneo says the full impact of Menino's death hasn't registered, "I think the...

Handling of Sexual Harassment Case Poses Larger Questions at Yale

Handling of Sexual Harassment Case Poses Larger Questions at Yale

A sexual harassment case that has been unfolding without public notice for nearly five years within the Yale School of Medicine has roiled the institution and led to new allegations that the university is insensitive to instances of harassment against women.   The case involves a former head of cardiology who professed his love to a young Italian researcher at the school...

Aria di Commedia: An Evening of Italian Renaissance Theatre

Aria di Commedia: An Evening of Italian Renaissance Theatre

Friday, November 7 | 7:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge What do you get when you put together a hungry servant, a know-it-all Latin speaking doctor and a string of sausages? You get Pazzi Lazzi in Aria di Commedia - An evening of Comedy, Art and Renaissance Music! You'll Giggle at Dottore's "little problem" and the beautiful...

Anthony R. Folcarelli: Remove this stain on Italian-Americans

Anthony R. Folcarelli: Remove this stain on Italian-Americans

As a native of Providence (Magdalene Street, 1934), the son of Italian-immigrant parents and once a property owner in the city, I am saddened that a twice-convicted felon is again pursuing an office he has already corrupted. He is dragging his past, and the reputation of Italian-Americans, through the local and now national press. I am proud of my immigrant heritage....

Medford High School Italian students enjoy a night at the opera

Medford High School Italian students enjoy a night at the opera

I'm sure many Medford residents remember an Italian teacher named Michelina Pietrangelo, who taught at Medford High School until 1991 when a terminal illness struck her. She died shortly after and left a bequest for students of Italian at Medford High School.Cesare Pietrangelo, Michelina's brother and executor of the endowment, has given scholarships to deserving MHS seniors over the years, as...

Online Graduate Course in Italian

Online Graduate Course in Italian

The Modern Language Department at Central Connecticut State Universitywill offer a graduate course in Italian taught completely onlinein the Spring Semester of 2015, January 12—May 9: ITAL 560-C01 - ADVANCED WRITTEN ITALIANWritten communication in Italian, linguistic analysis, and study of stylistic varietiesCNR 40767Pre-requisites: Graduate status or permission of instructor Registration begins November 7, 2014Registrar Office at http://web.ccsu.edu/registrar/classesRegistration/   For more information, contact Carmela Pesca, Ph.D. - Professor...

Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge to hold ladies luncheon Nov. 16

Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge to hold ladies luncheon Nov. 16

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge #37 will hold the 4th annual ladies luncheon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Italian American Social Club, 40 Hamre Lane, Branford, according to a release.   The male members of the lodge will prepare and serve the food, the release said. The cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited...

New Chef brings tradition to Allora

New Chef brings tradition to Allora

Hailing from Rome, Italy, Chef Simone is brining his twenty years of experience, and a fundamental understanding of the importance of fresh ingredients to Allora.   "I really want to get more people in to see what we're doing here", said Fioretti. "We want people to see the difference when they get their plate - when everything is fresh and home-made that...

Italian American Cultural Organization of Braintree Elects New President

Italian American Cultural Organization of Braintree Elects New President

IACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) of South Shore has elected Richard Leccese of Braintree as its new president. Leccese is involved in the Sons of Italy as Deputy at the Norwood Lodge, Secretary of the SS Cosmas and Damian Society in Cambridge and Vice President of the AARP in Braintree. Leccese succeeds Dominic Candalieri, who was president for the past six...

Senior Men to hear about Italian business

Senior Men to hear about Italian business

Frank J. Cerza will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. His presentation, entitled, "Representing Italian Companies in the U.S.," will focus on how the legal, commercial and cultural differences between the two countries impact the way investments are made by Italian companies in the...

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at age 71

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at age 71

By Bryan Marquard and Jim O'Sullivan   Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn't need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston's economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not...

A Walk Through Southern Italy at Enoteca Umberto

A Walk Through Southern Italy at Enoteca Umberto

Though I appreciate Federal Hill's established collection of Italian restaurants, I always find it refreshing to see a newcomer on Atwells. Enoteca Umberto opened in July, but its small size and word-of-mouth marketing mean it's still a bit of a secret.   Atwells was quiet on a mid-week night, and we took our time with a cocktail while browsing the menu. We...

Gardner Museum exhibit features Italian masters

Gardner Museum exhibit features Italian masters

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new exhibit features works by Michelangelo, Donatello and other Italian Renaissance masters.   Many of the drawings and sculptures in the exhibit that opens Thursday have never before been on public display in the United States.   Read more   Source: http://www.seattlepi.com    

Gianfranco Zaccai: Taking Innovation to the Next Level

Gianfranco Zaccai: Taking Innovation to the Next Level

"Please, don't call it just a design firm," says Continuum founder Gianfranco Zaccai as we walk through open space offices, labs and workshops for prototype making, peppered with sleek displays showcasing never-seen-before products complete with an explanation of what they are. "They all do, you all do... journalists usually have a hard time grasping what we are really up to...

Gruppuso, Prezioso Team Up to Record Song in Boston

Gruppuso, Prezioso Team Up to Record Song in Boston

Two rising musical stars finally had the chance to get together in Boston and work on a long-planned collaboration. During a recent visit to Boston, Italian singer Paola Gruppuso had the chance to record her latest single, "Tonight," with local songwriter and producer Vinny Prezioso. A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Prezioso hails from East Boston and recently finished...

WWI Centennial Film:"Torneranno i Prati" - November 4 at 4:30 pm

WWI Centennial Film:"Torneranno i Prati" - November 4 at 4:30 pm

For the Centennial of the Great War, the Educational Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston and the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, are proud to present a screening of: "Torneranno i Prati"   A film by acclaimed director Ermanno Olmi. Introduction by Prof. Spencer Di Scala When: Tuesday, November 4 at 4:30 pmWhere: The Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA Free Admission - Click here for...

Comparing Start-Up Culture and Models at MIT

Comparing Start-Up Culture and Models at MIT

On Sept. 18, MIT's Sloan School of Management was the stage for a unique seminar comparing startup environments and strategies in Italy and the United States. Organized by the Italian Consulate General in Boston and Professionisti Italiani a Boston, the event was moderated by Corriere della Sera journalist Maria Teresa Cometto and saw numerous local and international leaders in the...

Mellace Siblings’ Pet Express Sets Standard for Quality

Mellace Siblings’ Pet Express Sets Standard for Quality

Pet Express owners Rob and John Mellace recently took part in a select group of retailers from across the country that were called by the American Kennel Club to form a Retail Advisory Committee. Along with their sister Lucia, the Mellace brothers founded Pet Express in 1995.   "It was all Rob's fault," says John while smiling. The oldest of the three,...

Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo

Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo

swissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo with two events during the Week of the Italian Language.   "Italian Language and Bilingualism" - Panel Discussion - 10/27 | 6PM | swissnex Boston "Italian Language and Bilingualism" will bring together 3 transatlantic linguistics experts – Andrea Moro, Gennaro Chierchia, and Suzanne Flynn...

vermont-salumi-introduces-a-dry-cured-sausageSince 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...
university-of-massachussets-italian-literature-and-languageStudents 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...
un-ballo-in-mascheraBoston 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...
melito-irpino-boston-association-s-annual-christmas-and-immaculate-conception-dinnerWhen: 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,...
laura-indolfi-wins-mit-descience-fashion-competitionMIT'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,...
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