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Rose Marie (Fortuna) Drohan, 76, of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 6, at home. She was born in Lawrence Nov. 6, 1940, daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Loungo Fortuna. Drohan was educated in Haverhill schools and was a graduate of U Lowell graduating with her master’s degree in education. She was a teacher at the former...

As a Catholic parishioner, born into an Italian-American family, I was brought up with a strong faith in Catholicism. Many of us were baptized, received communion, confirmed and married within her walls. Our church served as a place where many of us found solace, a place where many of us reflected on our life's problems, a place where we became a f...

Gourmet pizza continues to be popular in Newton, with two new eateries opening for business. On Monday, Jan. 30 Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza opened on Needham Street and just a day later Stone L'Oven opened on Beacon Street in Waban. "So far the community has been amazing, the feedback has been great. Everybody wanted a pizza spot here," said Scott L...

When: Venerdì 31 marzo dalle ore 18:00 alle ore 20:00 EDT - Where: I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 An inspiring story unfolds in this dual language book of the rich history, culture, and ties that bind and define a family of Italian descent, written through the unique perspective of a letter to the author’s children. A masterful way to share...

If you have a sweet tooth for fresh, authentic Italian food, Eataly on Boylston Street will be your new favorite place. This trendy food emporium is a two-story wonderland of Italian food. The store is absolutely huge, featuring multiple restaurants, dining areas, shopping aisles, bars and cooking classrooms. Huge chandeliers beam down at the peopl...

Giuseppe Bonaiuto has been following the heady aroma of roasted coffee all his life. Growing up in Naples, Italy, he fondly remembers walking home with friends from school and following the rich smell of roasting coffee wafting out of a cast iron pot atop a stove in his grandmother’s kitchen. Now 60, Bonaiuto has a huge roaster painted Ferrari-fire...

There is really nothing quite like home cooking: meatloaf, Shepherd’s Pie, hot soup, fresh carved turkey, or overloaded calzones. When you can’t do it yourself, you can always count on the folks at Victor’s Deli. Located on Broadway in Somerville, Victor’s is a neighborhood institution known for serving hearty, homestyle cooking for over thirty yea...

The Mount Carmel Preservation Society has not given up after losing a Historical Commission vote last month, filing an appeal to a church merger that signals the Catholic Diocese of Worcester is moving on from the historic church and requesting input on a committee to determine next steps for the building. MPS President Mauro DePasquale told member...

When: Giovedì 9 marzo dalle ore 19:00 alle ore 20:30 EST - Where: I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 Acclaimed novelist and playwright Colin Sargent from Maine will present a reading of the book and follow with a discussion/Q&A. The Boston Castrato captures 1920s Boston through the eye of a young Italian castrato seeking love. Raffi leaves more...

Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new. The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian or cyclist. The vision is that Gita will be able...

Just a few short months after Not Your Average Joe's moved out, Italian-inspired Evviva Cucina has moved in, opening its doors to the public on Tuesday. The Evviva Cucina menu features everything from appetizers, salads and sandwiches to specialty pasta, entrees and two kinds of pizza made in a wood stone oven. "The Evvivapolitan is a traditional N...

Friday, February 10th, 6 pm - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113. James Ring is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated the American La Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia in New England. Ring received the Department of Justice’s highest award as the architect of the first and only electronic interception of the La Cosa Nostra/M...