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IACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) of South Shore has elected Richard Leccese of Braintree as its new president. Leccese is involved in the Sons of Italy as Deputy at the Norwood Lodge, Secretary of the SS Cosmas and Damian Society in Cambridge and Vice President of the AARP in Braintree. Leccese succeeds Dominic Candalieri, who was pre...

by Pam Mastriano   Celebration of Italian movies Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts announces that starting with "Benvenuti al Nord" (2012), on Friday, March 6, it will begin a continuation of the "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" celebration of Italian movies. There will be 3 movies which will be shown the...

by Brian Mccready   The East Haven Italian American Club and The Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven are Hosting a Kick-Off Parade Celebration Party on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1 PM at the East Haven Italian American Club, (formally Weeping Willows), 509 Laurel Street, East Haven, CT.   Entertainment and Raffle Prizes. Food and...

by Mario Platero   "The Italian government is strongly determined to take again a position of leadership in Italy and Europe in this sector," Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said in a speech during his visit at the IBM center for the Watson project in Boston, where he arrived yesterday. The prime minister signed an agreement to reuse some of th...

This year Columbus day celebrations are extremely special as four mayors from the province of Siracusa ( Canicattinini, Floridia, Solarino and Rosolini) will be visiting Hartford to take part in the celebrations. The Hartford Italian Clubs have joined forces to make this visit a very special one indeed and on 10-12 we will host a gala dinner at Aq...

by Kathy McCormack   Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.   "It's like watching my life go by," he said with a chuckle as he signed book after book for Katherine Pixley, a r...

In recent years, Maine has seen a resurgence in people interested in where their food comes from, paying a premium for products grown locally in a sustainable manner. Just as that movement has grown, some people in Italy have become more removed from the locally grown market with a surge in popularity of supermarkets.   "Encouraging small, d...

by Bill Gilman   On Wednesday September 17, 2014, the Sons of Italy Lodge 2872 in Tewksbury presented a donation check to the Tewksbury Community Pantry in the amount of $400. The proceeds came from the first annual Italian Festival organized by the Sons of Italy earlier this summer. Pictured presenting the check from the Sons of Italy are:...

The annual Southing­ton Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse offerings, live entertainment, a homemade wine contest, an outdoor Italian Mass followed by a procession with the...

by Elise Balzotti   "There is nothing better than working with family," says Yano Petruzzelli, who owns and operates the New Deal Fruit Company located in Revere, Massachusetts, along with his two brothers, Nicholas and Domenic Petruzzelli.   The New Deal Fruit Company, which can be categorized as a hybrid produce market, Italian spec...

On Sunday the final mass was held at Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate, Massachusetts. The church is closing after a nearly 12-year, around-the-clock vigil by parishioners who had tried to keep their beloved house of worship open. Named after the first Italian-American saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church has sat near the sh...

In 2005, sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta opened Nebo, an Italian restaurant on the edge of the North End. The menu was inspired by food their mother cooked when they were growing up. The space looked modern, but its heart was at least in part old school. A group of regulars, Italian guys of a certain age, used to come in for spicy bowls of tri...