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By Mark Zaretsky If you ask Cara Ann Cama's mother, Cynthia, she'll tell you her daughter has always wanted to give back, ever since she was a little girl growing up on Third Avenue. But as a contestant in the 2015 Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant, Cara Ann Cama, 23 — currently in her last year of eligibility for the pageants that feed in...

By Leslie Lake For the first time as owner of Quartina Trattoria and Vineria, Giuseppe Cinque has reached into his collection of vintage Christmas figures from his Italian childhood and created a traditional nativity scene at his Washington Street restaurant. Known as a Presepe, a popular Christmas display in the Napoli region of Italy, Cinque ha...

The problem with eating a home-cooked Italian dinner is that three days later you're hungry again. Fortunately, Enfield knows how to throw a four-day party. From Thursday to Sunday, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel hosts its 91st annual Italian Festival for family, friends, and anyone who wants to check out the "world's largest collection of Dean Martin memo...

Il direttivo dell'Associazione Sicilia Mondo del Massachusetts ha organizzato domenica scorsa, 11 novembre 2012, un pomeriggio di gala per festeggiare il dodicesimo anniversario dell'associazione. L'evento si è tenuto nella sala dei Figli d'Italia di Watertown, al 520 Pleasant Street. Dopo gli inni nazionali e la benedizione, il messaggio consolare...

Parks and Recreation Director John Gawlak has been named Italian-American of the Year by the Wallingford Elks and will be honored at an event in April. Gawlak graduated from Lyman Hall High School in 1983. He was captain of the football team and president of the varsity club. In 1988, he began working full time in the Parks and Recreation Departmen...

Haverhill native and Nashville recording artist Jillian Cardarelli was awarded the Sons of Italy Italian-American Appreciation Award Friday for her accomplishments and devotion to giving back to her home city. Lawrence "Lorenzo" Carnevale, vice president of Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, made the presentation during a ceremony at Paul C. Rogers F...

By Natalie Handy   The 90th Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian was the largest in the event's history, drawing thousands from around Greater Boston this past weekend.   Put on by the Saints Cosmas and Damian Society, the annual event serves as a time to appreciate the traditions of Italy and pay homage to the saints. As the pat...

By Stephanie Obodda Massimo has been making waves in the Providence restaurant scene since its opening in mid-June. While many Atwells restaurants have upheld the status quo – upscale but standard Italian fare – Massimo is bursting with creativity in its menu, interior and approach.   You can tell this restaurant is different from the rest...