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On Friday, May 30, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh welcomed his colleague from Rome, Ignazio Marino, to City Hall to talk traffic and several other initiatives the two cities will work together on. After the meeting, Mayor Marino headed down to the BSA Space for a lecture titled "Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving".  ...

The Newport International Polo Series, Presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, is pleased to announce the return of Italy on Saturday, July 19th at 5pm for a 6-chukker match against USA.   Competing for Italy will be a team from Rome, home of the oldest of Italy's 15 polo clubs, a significant footprint for the sport where only about 150...

by Elise Balzotti   Firenze, Florencia, Florence — no matter where you're from, or how you pronounce the name, this Tuscan city is one of the most enchantingly beautiful in all of Italy. Firenze is like a painter's palette, vibrant with color from all the periods of its lengthy history.   From cobblestone alleyways shaded by medieval...

For the June 2015 Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival's undertaking to produce all three of the extant operas of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) — The Monteverdi Trilogy — with a cohesive artistic and scholarly vision, is a momentous occasion in the modern revival of Baroque opera. Monteverdi was the first great genius in the history of opera...

by Kyle J. Norris Since The Press Hotel opened in May, the boutique spot has made a serious name for itself with the local crowd as well as visitors. That's due in part to the strength of its restaurant, Union, and its bar, The Inkwell, run by veteran Chris Gatchell.   Gatchell believes, "Bars should use quality spirits that can be augmente...

By Ben Lambert   Joseph Petricone Sr. died Wednesday evening at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy as a pillar of the Torrington community. He operated Petricone's Pharmacy, at 110 East Main St., following in the footsteps of his father, Fiore, who opened the location in 1930.   "He was a gentle giant - warm, caring," said Jo...

Bill Corvo is angry. It's not so much that the statue of Christopher Columbus at Harbor Park overlooking the Connecticut River was vandalized some time in the last month as the fact that its significance to the Italian-American community was marred by the act.   Corvo's father Biaggio "Max" Corvo, who died in 1994, was one of the hundre...

Vermont Theatre Company's first play of the 2016-17 season, "They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!" wraps up its run this weekend. According to a news release, this Italian farce about the common people's backlash against high prices and an unfair government is a poignant, heartwarming story of how a downtrodden people satisfies its need for food while ke...

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...

Subscribe to the journalhttp://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=215/view,page=1/ Articles "Marco Ferreri: The Task of Cinema and the End of the World" Daniele Rugo, Goldsmiths, University of London, England "Nostalgics, Thugs and Psycho-Killers: Neofascists in Contemporary Italian Cinema" Alfio Leotta, Victoria University of We...

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants" Per...

By Jesse Gosselin   News 8 is celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to Connecticut throughout the week of May 4th through 8th, and everyone is welcome to come join us live for the celebration!   We're taking our newscasts on the road to New Haven, Middletown, Waterbury, Hartford, and North Haven, and you're welcome to com...