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In the "Italian American Baseball Family" filmmaker Roberto Angotti shares the captivating story about how Italian Americans "assimilated into popular culture through America's favorite pastime in his new hour-long Italian American Baseball Family documentary." The documentary details stories of those Italians who left home between 1880 and 1920 an...

Unless you’ve been to Italy, you may very well have never experienced anything quite like the Damariscotta restaurant Osteria Bucci. The little gem is tucked away off a small alleyway, and the sign hanging beside the door is as small and unpretentious as the interior is. In fact, unless you happen to get a whiff of whatever is cooking inside on any...

Il sindaco di Foggia Franco Landella ha accolto, questa mattina, a Palazzo di Città, Monsignor Carlo Montecalvo, già Pastore presso la chiesa di Our Lady of Grace a Johnston (Rhode Island, U.S.A.) e attualmente Pastore alla chiesa di St. Sebastian di Providence (Rhode Island, U.S.A.), uno dei promotori dei rapporti di gemellaggio che si sono strett...

We’d tried to visit Lucca’s once before but could not find parking space in the lot or street. The restaurant has been very busy since its recent opening, so the story wasn’t much different on our second try, although we arrived before 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Let this be a warning: no reservations and it’s crowded. Lucca’s opened at the beginning o...

In late summer, Durham became the first New Hampshire municipality to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Now, at the urging of the Durham Town Council, two Durham state representatives hope the state will follow suit. House Bill 1604, sponsored by State Reps. Wayne Burton and Timothy Horrigan to rename the holiday, will be the subjec...

Let’s dispel a big misconception some people around here might have: Not all of the world’s great flat-pickers are from Appalachia, the South or even from the United States. Just ask Beppe Gambetta, who hails from Genoa, Italy, one of the masters of the acoustic guitar who will be here as a living breathing example of that. “Here” in this case will...

Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza arrives in Newton today, courtesy of the new Olivia’s Bistro, opening at 4 p.m. in Nonantum (136 Adams St.). With several familiar faces from Boston’s food and hospitality world involved, the restaurant brings a selection of Italian dishes to the neighborhood. Olivia’s took over the space that previously housed Ginger Ro...

On the edge of the dock among rows of colorful buildings in Burano, Italy, Ashley Pales felt at home. A Lincoln Southwest High School graduate and Yale University sophomore, Pales spent five weeks exploring the country and reconnecting to her family's Italian heritage during a study abroad program last summer.  When she got back to the U.S., she...

So you’ve eaten your North End lunch (and maybe you’re a little drunk too), and now it’s time for your North End dessert. It’s maybe a bit of a cliché, but an eater in the North End could do worse than stopping at Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry, Bova Bakery, and Caffé Vittoria. Forget the cannoli wars, though: Get your cannoli at Mike’s — it’s good f...

A Providence comedian, actor, and writer is headed to New York City for a 10-day run of his one-man-play, "The Last Sicilian." Nick Albanese grew up the son of Sicilian immigrants on Charles Street in Providence, with the whole family living on the second floor above his father's bakery, and rolls those funny but true-life experiences into his show...

It’s a typical bustling Sunday at J. Pace & Son on Main Street, and Rico Colangeli wants his special cut of fresh sirloin steak. Colangeli, of Medford, is a longtime customer of the Saugus Italian grocer, deli, bakery, caterer and hot-meals maker with roots tracing to the 1960s when Orsogna, Italy immigrants Nicolo and Rosaria Pace (pronounced “Pac...

Town officials working to craft a pair of symbolic resolutions for the 2018 Town Meeting ballot say it’s not too late for the public to weigh in. Current drafts would have the town replace Columbus Day celebrations with Indigenous Peoples Day, and urge the state to ban natural gas pipelines while it pursues renewable energy targets. The Hartford Se...