NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Dear PIB members, we are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino (click here for info on that event). The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one...

In their zeal to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Mount Carmel Preservation Society appears to have driven its preservation efforts over a cliff. And it was all so unnecessary in the short term, casting aside a voluntary demolition reprieve offered by Bishop Robert J. McManus at least until January 2018 to study other options. The Mount Ca...

More than 20 celebrity chefs and winemakers will be showcased when the 14th annual Sun Wine & Food Fest comes to Mohegan Sun, but only one of those renowned professionals, Mario Batali, is inviting you to join him for brunch on Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Uncas Ballroom. “Brunch with Batali” features sweet and savory dishes from his most recent book, “...

By Pete Fontaine The importance of the Italo-American Club in Rhode Island as well as its ongoing popularity was apparent Monday night in Providence. The one-time Berarducci Funeral Home at 477 Broadway, now the nations oldest operating Italian organization that was founded back in 1896, was filled with high-ranking federal and state official...

By Dan Medeiros On a cold and rainy night, my wife, daughter and I were craving some hearty Italian food. I'm saying we. I mean me. I did. I wanted Italian. My 4-year-old just wanted french fries and didn't care where they came from.   The three of us ventured to Somerset to visit Agoro's Pizza Bar and Grill on County Street. The dining roo...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall on 309 S. Main Street, Waterbury. Current and prospective members from Waterbury and the 18 surrounding towns are invited to attend. Contact waterburyunico@yahoo.com for questions. UNICO was founded in 1922 in Waterbury, by a...

Luigi Pirandello Lyceum & Boston Bel Canto Opera present 20th Annual Italian Opera Concert. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm. The concert features the debut performances by mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and baritone David Kravitz. Other soloists: Lisa Correnti (soprano), Michelle Trainor (sopran...

Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has left Boston's WHDH 7, New England One has confirmed. Cheryl has been with WHDH, which recently lost its NBC affiliation, since January 2014. She is the latest on-air talent to leave WHDH, which has lost ten others over the last 18 months.   An award-winning broadcast journalist, Cheryl was most...

Federal Hill? What's that? Some members of the Federal Hill Commerce Association think tourists who don't live in Rhode Island might be puzzled at signs pointing to the Hill — and an outsider wouldn't know it's the Italian neighborhood. Therefore, at a meeting this week they explored the idea of re-branding it — as a more enticing name people...

Negri Bossi North America, which sells injection molding presses made in Italy by Negri Bossi SpA, is building a technical center in Plymouth this year to grow in the automotive sector. President Tony Firth said the facility in Plymouth will accommodate a sales office, warehouse and showroom for demonstrating Negri Bossi injection molding mach...

Award-winning classical pianist Alessio Bax will take the stage at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Friday, January, 20 to perform a concert of Scriabin and Ravel at 8 p.m.   Deemed by International Piano as "a pianist of refreshing depth," Bax shows off an extensive concerto repertoire and is a recurring pe...