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The New Haven area is known for its Italian heritage and for a pasta supplier in West Haven, the word business is all about family. At Durante’s Pasta, making pasta is truly a work of art. “Having a family business, to me personally, is everything,” said Angelo Durante. Angelo’s mother and father, Carmelina and Amedeo, met in Ruviano, Italy and cam...

Avvio sounds sleek, like a celebrity baby name, but it loosely translates to “start” in Italian. What a fitting name for this restart of Papa Razzi, a 20-year Garden City favorite. Avvio’s concept is similar to its predecessor. This is not surprising since both the Newport Restaurant Group and the Papa Razzi chain are owned by the same Rhode Island...

Saturday, February 11 at 3 pm. Hannaford Hall at USM, Portland (Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St) Maine Public is the media sponsor of Portland Ovations Classical Series including Handel & Haydn Society performing Glories of the Italian Baroque. Concertmaster/violinist Aisslinn Nosky leads an ensemble of 15 Handel & Haydn Society musicians in this gl...

Two red boxing gloves rest at the center of a big round decal on the floor at the Rocky Club, its logo symbolizing the club's colorful history hosting bouts in a city steeped in boxing lore. This winter afternoon Lawrence-born Dave Bradstreet, 68, tends bar at the social club, affectionately known as "The Rocky."  The large room here at 11 Trinity...

The Smith College Museum of Art will host LEISURE & LUXURY IN THE AGE OF NERO: THE VILLAS OF OPLONTIS NEAR POMPEII, February 3 through August 13, 2017. Smith College Museum of Art - 20 Elm St, Northampton, MA ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONFeaturing works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplo...

When: Friday February 10 2017 12:00 AM. Where: The Davis Museum at Wellesley College 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). It provides an unprecede...

Watertown chef Mike Fucci's friends have been teasing him that, as of Wednesday, he's going to be famous. The reason? Fucci will be featured on Cutthroat Kitchen, a competitive cooking show on the Food Network on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Fucci, who has lived in Watertown for 11 years, has always been involved in cooking and community. "I have coached Water...

James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow will launch Via Emilia this week as the first installment in a new rotating series featuring local chefs cooking regional Italian cuisine at Eataly Boston. Schlow’s concept will feature dishes inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, and his menu will include seven antipasti (appetizers), three pasta...

Olga F. (DiIanni) Carito of Watertown, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, died Jan. 27, 2017 at age 88. Olga was the former owner and operator of the 1879 Seafarer Inn on Union Street from 1989 to 2005. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the Italian community of the North End. She entered elementary school only speaking Italian, but went on t...

The owner of Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro believes that Newtown is a great destination for fine dining — and he aims to keep it there. “I think we are a special restaurant — we have a lot of repeat guests," said Angelo Marini, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Renia. He describes the food as “polished casual, northwestern Italian." M...

L’alto numero di pugili americani di origine italiana che popolarono le riunioni statunitensi fino agli anni ’50 dello scorso secolo, induceva molti di essi ad affrontarsi tra di loro, in particolar modo quando il valore dei contendenti era più elevato rispetto alla media nazionale. In tale maniera il 29 gennaio 1951, nella città di Holyoke, Massac...

The Or­der Sons of Italy in America Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge is celebrating their 50th anniversary later this spring. On March 25, the Wil­­mington Sons of Italy lodge is throwing a party to commemorate the occasion. The event will take place at the Wilmington-Tewksbury Elks and begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres. At 7...