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Norman J. Campana, 88, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died peacefully on June 29 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Amedeo and Elvira (Altieri) Campana. He attended local schools and graduated in 1948 from the former Haverhill Trade School. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean...

When it comes to pizza, Nicole Alicea believes anything is possible. “There’s so many different things that you can do on it. You can put a pasta on a pizza, or you can make a taco on a pizza. You could put seafood on a pizza. You could make a pizza into any meal possible.” At Enrico’s in Sturbridge, they are doing all that and more. Situated in a...

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is siding with North End residents and businesses, telling Starbucks they should withdraw plans to open in the historic neighborhood. The brouhaha has been percolating for months. Residents and business owners teamed up against the plan to open a Starbucks on the corner of historic Hanover Street. "After hearing the concern...

It is unlikely that Gina Raimondo will roll out a television commercial touting that members in the Rhode Island retirement system may now be the proud part-owners of a top-tier professional soccer club in Italy — AC Milan, but thanks to an investment by Raimondo as Rhode Island's General Treasurer it may be a reality. The ownership interest in the...

When: Sun, July 15, 2018, Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 An afternoon dive into the fascinating and little known world of Calabrese folk music with Antonio Bevacqua, who has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of his homeland's culture. A native of Cosenza, Calabria, Bevacqua was inspire...

As thousands of sharply dressed spectators converged on the turf of Newport International Polo on Saturday afternoon, the soaring tenor of Andrea Bocelli, piped across an emerald green at Glen Farm, gave more than a hint about the origin of one of the teams zipping up its boots. Representing Italy were the members of the “Roman Gladiators” polo tea...

Food, fireworks, music and more is in store for the 14th annual Italian-American Festival, returning to lower Center Street July 27 to July 29. The festival, sponsored by three local Italian clubs - Sons of Italy, Unico and Sorelle D’Italia - will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. July 27, 1 to 11 p.m. July 28 and noon to 6 p.m. July 29. The street will be...

On Saturday, July 7th at 5pm, Italy returns to Newport Polo for its 7th campaign against USA at the polo grounds at Glen Farm, home of the Newport International Polo Series. The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will mount USA, looking to continue their win streak against Italy, for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will conclude with a...

Gloucester's Greasy Pole tradition began in 1927 as a way for fisherman to celebrate a successful year at sea. Ninety-one years later, the tradition still lives on in this Italian-American fishing community. People boldly test their balance by sprinting along a greased up pole with the goal of seizing an Italian flag at its end. According to Atlas...

Fiorella’s Express, a fast casual Italian eatery with a super sexy web address (https://www.fiorellasexpress.com/), is slated to open this fall at 575 Washington St., in Wellesley at Church Square. This space previously served as home to Susu Bakery Boutique, which closed last summer. Fiorella’s, which serves pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and mo...

City Hall Plaza will be a pizza lovers paradise this weekend when the Boston Pizza Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday afternoon. After a successful debut in 2017, the all-you-can-eat, two-day fest is back and bigger than ever. Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s Boston Pizza Festival. What's new at Boston Pizza Festival 2018?Fans ca...

Brick oven pizza rotating by an open flame; Bolognese simmered slow and served over fresh pasta; and some of the best tiramisu this side of the North End. For Italian and more on the North Shore there is no place like The Barry Tavern. Located in Danvers, The Berry Tavern is a welcoming spot perfect for any night out, whether it’s a family dinner,...