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By now, most people in our area know the story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. After a half-century of residing next to Interstate 290 and its heavy traffic, the church began to fall apart. So church leaders made the decision to close the parish and merge with Our Lady of Loreto Church on Grafton Hill. The ensuing fight between some parishioners, past...

The Parziales have been baking bread in Boston since 1907, when Giuseppe “Joe” Parziale came from Italy with his wife Anna and opened a small bakery on Charter Street. Many things in the neighborhood have changed since then, including the bakery’s address — which is now 80 Prince Street — but the Parziale family still churns out crunchy loaves of B...

Thu, April 13, 2017. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT - I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Sissy Castrogiovanni 4et, feat. Andrea Beneventano. A night of fine jazz, with special guest internationally acclaimed, Sicilian pianist, Andrea Beneventano. “Italian vocalist Sissy Castrogiovanni sparked in her Panama Jaz Festival debut performance..” JAZZI...

Italian blues guitarist Roberto Morbioli is taking a big tour, with multiple stops through the region. Morbioli was born in Verona. He started playing the guitar at an early age, and discovered the blues at the age of 15. He has played in some of the biggest European festivals as well as many blues spots around the U.S., including Antone’s in Austi...

Customers of Darien Social shuffled out its doors for the last time Sunday, but the space at 10 Center St. was not dormant long. On Wednesday, April 5, renovations began on the restaurant that will soon become the second Louie’s Restaurant and Bar, an Italian eatery which has been in Cos Cob since 2009. “We’ve been looking around for the better par...

A fire started in the sauna at the Italian Center in Stamford early Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived heavy smoke was coming from the building and it had already been evacuated. Additional fire companies were called in to help fight the fire. Firefighters had to deal with heavy fire conditions as the fire quickly spread beyond the sauna a...

The owners of Pizzeria Verita on in Burlington plan to buy two adjacent restaurants on St. Paul Street, including the venerable Italian eatery Trattoria Delia, which has been in business for 24 years. The deal is expected to be completed next Monday, Verita co-owner Leslie McCrorey Wells told the Burlington Free Press. The deal was first reported b...

A longtime local Italian teacher will be honored as the 2016 Southington Unico Gold Medal of Honor recipient next month. Alphonse D’Angelo will receive the honor at the Gold Medal Award Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club on May 17. He taught at Southington High School for more than 30 years and helped start the school’s Italian-language program. “I certa...

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the fast-growing South Florida-based concept that uses authentic old world, coal-burning ovens to create “well done” pizza, opened its first Rhode Island location today in Cranston. The restaurant is located in Garden City Center at 220 Hillside Road. Since its inception in the early 2000s, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has...

Perhaps more than any other painter, Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510) exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century. “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary and Italy’s Metamorfosi Associazione Culturale, explores the dramatic change...

Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi (Non pensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?...), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to kick off a multicity, North American tour in celebration of Italian-American pride and cul...

Fioretti Hall, the oft-used multi-purpose room at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston, has perhaps never looked as festive as it did Saturday night. For example, the Italian colors of red, green and white were everywhere inside the jam-packed Roman Catholic Church’s parish center. Those colors came in many forms and sizes, none more striking than...