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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6PM-8PM - At encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston. 90 years ago the Commonwealth of Massachusetts committed judicial murder by executing Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The men were Italian immigrants, workers, and anarchists. The perfect combination to be accused of a crime they didn't carry out. We don't forge...

Gianni Fig’s Ristorante on Elm Street in the village center is open for business as of this evening. “It’s wonderful. Generous portions, reasonable prices. They deserve to be successful, and this town deserves a nice restaurant,” said Fran Richard, who traveled from New York for the Italian restaurant’s soft opening Sunday night. Doors opened to cu...

The 107th Fisherman’s Feast kicked off on Thursday night continuing the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The festival honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca and opening night features the Blessing of the Fishing Waters. Starting with ceremonies at the Fisherman’s Club and feast chapel at North & Lewis Streets, the statu...

Life is good for Salvatore Del Deo. At 89, he gardens, makes wine, and, of course, paints – almost always the land and seaside, the fishing community, his neighbors, all part of his beloved Provincetown. Sitting in his studio in a wooded area not far from the center of town where he’s lived for more than 60 years, we talk about not only his art of...

Located on Boston Road across from the entrance to Five Mile Pond, Siano's Italian Pizzeria & Restaurant doubles as neighborhood pizzeria and casual Italian eatery. As we sat waiting for our order at Siano's, we couldn't help but think that this was an establishment whose physical presence mirrors the "tiny house" trend in home design. That's not t...

The 8th annual Festival Italia takes over downtown Wakefield this Saturday, a celebration of the town's Italian culture and tradition. This event gets bigger every year, and this year’s celebration will be no exception. Running from 2-8 p.m., the festival will transform Main St & Albion St. into a street festival offering a wide range of activities...

To end summer on a high note, Eataly Boston is throwing an outdoor block party series full of food, drinks and live music on Boylston Street. Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 28, Piazza all'Aperto ("open piazza") is welcoming people to indulge and have fun right outside of Eataly.  "We were inspired by sagre, the bustling food fes...

If you ask Richard Montella why the Saint Rocco Church’s Annual Feast and Festival has been a special success through decades of operation, he’d quickly say, “It’s because of the way our parish community comes together.” Montella, who works daily in the food industry as a sales and marketing consultant, is a perfect example of the dozens of proud p...

In a world like today’s, in which social media rule and, generally speaking, the virtual aspect of our relations is predominant over the traditional face-to-face meetings, I AM Books - Italian and Italian-American bookstore and cultural hub - brainchild of Nicola Orichuia and Jim Pinzino, looks like a green oasis in the core of Boston’s North End,...

Pittsfield, Massachusetts hosted a delegation from its Italian sister city on Friday in an effort to renew an international dialogue on tourism. It’s the 31st anniversary of the partnership between Pittsfield and Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy. Mayor Linda Tyer welcomed the Cava de’ Tirreni delegation on Friday at city hall. Mayor Vincenzo Servalli greete...

Retired judge Vincent A. Ragosta, a former associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, died Wednesday at the age of 93. Born in Federal Hill, Ragosta interrupted his education at the University of Rhode Island to join the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in military intelligence. He was appointed by Governor J. Joseph Garrahy as a...

The owner of a restaurant in Worcester hopes to bring a little bit of Boston’s North End to the old Guiseppe’s Grille building off Solomon Pond. Aurelia Metohu, owner of Caffe Espresso Trattoria on Chandler Street in Worcester, bought the property at 35 Solomon Pond Road and plans to open Casta Diva in November. Guiseppe’s Grille closed last Septem...