NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Sit down to enjoy a meal in the diner-like front room space at Rinaldi's (there's also a second "back room" dining area), and you'll experience that establishment's connection to the community. A cross section of Longmeadow residents move in and out of the restaurant, exchanging greetings with to the staff behind the counter.  Others arrive to pick...

Thursday June 22, 6 PM - I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. When people asked Anthony Fasano about his nationality, he always replied, “I’m Italian,” without understanding the depths of what that meant. After 35 years of saying this, and with the birth of his third child and the aging of his grandparents, he decided that vague response wasn’t...

Thhere was a time in Avon when there was little to no Italian population. That began to change in 1905, when an explosion at the Ensign-Bickford Company factory in Avon caused some to leave the company and left a gap in employment. As Avon resident Aldo Vernesoni tells it, that explosion was responsible for the founding of Prince Thomas of Savoy, t...

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. presents: Tino D'Agostino Band. I Luoghi e la Musica - Places & Music. Thursday, June 8, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Born in Italy, Tino D'Agostino graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Salerno Conservatory. From 1986 to 1995 he performed in the Vicenza Symphonic Orchestra, Verdi Philharmonic, Willy Frank Jazz...

New Hampshire is home to the long-running cooking show Ciao Italia. The program is produced in Dover and has aired on public television stations nationwide since 1989. At a recent taping of the show in Windham, a television crew transforms a kitchen into a television set. They erect umbrella-shaped lights, while a woman standing nearby introduces h...

Showcasing some of the finest Italian wines and rosé, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) will host an exclusive wine tasting event featuring more than 150 premium wines at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The “Italian Wines and Rosés From Around the World” event will have 15 tables of wines and a...

The famous Renaissance painting of the goddess Venus, standing nude on a giant shell, has been appropriated, satirized and riffed on so many times — by everyone from Andy Warhol, to Lady Gaga, to The Simpsons — that it's easy to lose track of its origins. Now, a major traveling exhibition tells the story of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, who pa...

An Italian-American New Haven author has done it again. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, capturing the past, which is so important for the future. The book is entitled “From Italy to the North End.” Anthony Ricco traced his roots from Italy to the north end of Boston, where his relatives settled with others. A town...

Wednesday May 24 6PM-8PM EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers—“The Colored Mario”—all the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself “the B...

WHEN: May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am - WHERE: Scuola Italiana del Sabato PIB, Cambridge, MA - COST: Free - Informazioni: https://www.piboston.org/about-pib/contact-info La Scuola Italiana del Sabato – PIB per bambini di Boston e del New England organizza una open house sabato 20 maggio dalle 10:30 alle 11:30. Per registrarsi all’Open House riem...

One of Winthrop’s residents has recently had a touch of celebrity. East Boston’s Milano’s Deli owner and operator, Vinny Caraglia, was scouted by the hit show Phantom Gourmet. The show focuses on highlighting local restaurants that stand out for their exquisite food and cozy atmosphere. Caraglia and his father, Giuseppe, have owned Milano’s jointly...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge 1414, will hold the annual May Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. May 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, bacon Italian pancakes, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets are sold in...