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October is Italian Heritage Month, and in recognition, Springfield leaders gathered Monday to celebrate the contributions of the Italian American community. Some members of the crowd sang along as the Italian national anthem was played, and the tricolor Italian flag was raised alongside the U.S. and Massachusetts flags during Monday afternoon's ce...

The Annual General Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Save Venice is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at the Chilton Club, 287 Dartmouth Street, Boston.   A reception will precede the Business Meeting at 6:30 pm. Following the Business Meeting, Dial Parrott will present a short lecture on "Venice: The Vanguard State." The Busin...

The windows at 160 Greenwich Ave. are popping with color, as the name Leggiadro -- Italian for "light and airy" -- was recently painted in a cheerful pink, heralding a new women's clothing store known for its bright colors.   The store, which is set to open in early May, marks the 14th Leggiadro location in the country, and will be swiftly f...

by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been i...

Exhibit of design objects by several Italian top designers, manufactured by the Community of San Patrignano using wood crates Boston: May 7 – 8, 2013New York: May 18 – 20, 2013Washington DC: May 29 – 30, 2013Charleston: June 6 – 7, 2013Miami: June 13 – 14, 2013Houston: June 20 – 21, 2013New York: June 30 – July 2, 2013Chicago: July 9 – 10, 2013Atl...

President Spencer Di Scala and Vice President of Cultural Affairs Luisa Marino are pleased to present Italian pianist and composer Moira Lo Bianco. On October 18, she and the Moira Lo Bianco Trio, featuring Sweden's Bruno Råberg on double bass and Italy's Giuseppe Paradiso on drums, will perform her newly- released album Lunaria.   The luna...

By Megan Ginsberg   Vinny Marino's Brickhouse Cafe stands roadside on Route 109 in Dedham and with its warm light beckons those seeking dinner. Inside, the restaurant features a recently renovated bar area with supersize TVs and a small dining room with just 10 tables for dining in (reservations are a good idea). It has a cozy feel and an I...

In what he calls his "past life," Nick Yebba built a car rental empire, starting with 54 vehicles and expanding to more than 600,000 over 25 years. Seven years ago, the East Boston native teamed up with his son Nick Jr. to open Teresa's Italian Eatery in Middleton.   In October, they started building a new family empire, Teresa's Grille 19 i...

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at th...

By Sheryl Julian  It's hard to cozy up to any North End restaurant. It seems like the area is so different than it used to be, crowded with tourists and shops, like Pinkberry, that are distinctly not Italian. You half except Goofy or Mickey to pop out of one of them. On a Saturday night, maneuvering the sidewalks takes effort. Long lines...

By Alison Goldman  "It's the best thing that's happened to Boston in a long time." That's how two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and Eataly Boston collaborator Barbara Lynch describes the Italian food emporium, which is slated to open November 29.   Eataly Boston, a 45,000-square-foot, multi-floor behemoth at 800 Boylston St....

by Jessica Selby   Saint Mary's Feast is well-known to many across the state, but thanks to a local woman, the annual event may just attract an even wider audience. Aly Migliori grew up in an Italian-American family that made it a tradition to attend the Cranston feast every year. She said even though she always enjoyed going on the rid...