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Saying goodbye to a piece of my childhood. The Italian Kitchen on Common Street in Lawrence will be closing on Sunday April 30th after being in business 59 years.  They sell only 2 products, crispellis and rice balls. And as of now no one else in the area or even the U.S. makes crispellis. As a matter of fact not too many people outside of The Merr...

Sono stati pubblicati nella Gazzetta Ufficiale due decreti firmati dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione della Farnesina, Luca Sabbatucci, che elevano a Consolati onorari l'Agenzia consolare onoraria a Springfield e il vice consolato onorario ad Anchorage, entrambi negli Stati Uniti. Il consolato onorario a Springfield è posto alle...

Gaetano Arria, owner of Gaetano’s Bakery, is definitely in the know when it comes to dough. After working for 31 years as the executive pastry chef at Mike’s Pastry, the famous North End bakery, Arria opened his own in Medway. “I always wanted to do that,” he says. “I have a passion for baking.” After six years in Medway, Arria decided to shift loc...

Even more Italian food arrives in Boston’s North End next week, courtesy of a redesigned and reconcepted member of a neighborhood restaurant group. Aqua Pazza opens at 135 Richmond St. on Thursday, May 4 in the former Sfizi space, bringing traditional Italian seafood dishes to the area and joining the family of DePasquale Ventures restaurants. Exec...

Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

A popular Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End will open up a second location nearby. Limoncello owner Maurizio Badolato has garnered the support of the neighborhood for his proposed “Limoncello 2,” and this week the City of Boston’s licensing board will hear a petition on plans for the new restaurant, which is slated for 76 Salem St., just two...

Marianne Leone - Ma Speaks Up. Friday May 12, 6-8 pm EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 Marianne Leone's Ma is in many senses a larger than life character, one who might be capable, even from the afterlife, of shattering expectations (and glass picture frames). Born on a farm in Italy (or, perhaps, in rural Massachusetts), Linda finds her...

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company for family audiences, has sold out the entire run of it's new musical "Noni Cimino's Kitchen." To accommodate ticket requests, the company has added an additional performance on Saturday, April 29, 2pm, at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. Inspired b...

As the May 1 anniversary of the closing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mulberry Street draws closer, the grassroots preservationist group that has been pushing to save the historic structure is working to build momentum. To that end, the Mount Carmel Preservation Society held a short speaking program in the church parking lot to spread the message...

On April 7, 2017, a group of Italian students won second place in a competition with local high schools at Brandeis University. “La giornata della Lingua Italian” (Italian Language Day) is organized and sponsored every year by MITA (Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association) in collaboration with a local university. It is a friendly competition he...

The Johnson and Wales University senior instructor offers a behind-the-scenes look at the NBC 10 cooking segment, which became popular before reality TV chefs dominated the small screen with cooking shows. He also explains how dining out has evolved in Rhode Island (or not). How did you get involved in restaurants, and how has the scene changed ove...

UNICO Club is hosting an Italian Heritage Presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, upstairs in the Oakville-Watertown Senior Center. The presentation will be about the life and career of Frank Sinatra by author Richard Muti. Mr. Muti grew up in New Jersey and has had a varied career path, including being a Navy pilot in thw 1960’s, a real estate...