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With an identity chosen to reference Springfield's South End history -- a Ciro's Restaurant operated on Main Street for more than five decades -- Ciro's Italian Restaurant opened its doors last summer. Ciro's occupies a Main Street space that's been home to several earlier restaurant efforts. From those predecessors Circo's has inherited a slick co...

Before UConn hired a little-known Italian-born coach with a wry sense of humor and an insatiable work ethic, the school’s women’s basketball program had only produced one winning season in 11 years. Geno Auriemma has since guided the Huskies to 29 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, 18 Final Fours, 11 national championships and six undefeated...

When Italian cuisine comes to mind, maybe you think of homemade pasta or freshly brewed coffee or pizza right out of a brick oven. All that and more is available to tantalize taste buds in Tewksbury. The town is home to four main Italian restaurants, each of which offers a cozy, family feel and quality eats. Tewksbury Sons of Italy President Debbie...

Friends and family remembered Joseph Borriello, a war hero and longtime city school principal, who died at home earlier this month at the age of 94. Borriello graduated from Meriden High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Army during World World II. He was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, which fought longer in Europe than any other A...

In 1904, Saint Leonard’s parish welcomed Father Valerian Pianigiani. It was under Father Pianigiani’s tenure as Pastor that various Church groups still in formation today came to be, the most prevalent of these groups being the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Knights of Columbus. The Third Order is a group of lay men and women who wish to carr...

The Roman high jeweler, Bulgari, will be opening its first boutique in Boston, Massachusetts at the historical building of 14 Newbury St.  Following the renovations of the brand’s historic Roman flagship and New York 5th Ave. flagship, an architectural concept by Peter Marino is being revealed in key locations across the globe, including Boston. “T...

Judge Frank Caprio is Rhode Island. He’s Italian. He’s got the accent. He’s blunt, but kindhearted. He makes us look good. And now, he’s getting his own national TV show. That’s right: Your favorite courtroom superstar — sorry, Judge Judy — will debut on Fox stations around the nation this fall, according to an announcement on the “Caught in Provid...

Vincent Pastore, best known as Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero from HBO’s “The Sopranos,” will be the special guest when comedians Tony Liberati and Goumba Johnny perform at The Treehouse Comedy Club at the Westport Inn on Saturday, Dec. 30. The show is a combination of stand-up and audience participation, where guests will have the chance to act...

The Rev. Matthew Bernelli was like a kid with a train set as he showed off his famous Nativity scene, now set up at St. Andrew Church in the North End after numerous Christmases on the East Side. “It came out good,” said the Catholic priest. “I love the little details.” There is no engine chugging along on tracks, desecrating the holy scene depicti...

Last Wednesday after eleven and a half years as District 1 City Council, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time. In a stellar career that spanned three mayoral administrations LaMattina, in his last City Council meeting before leavin...

Sabato 16 Dicembre, l'Augusta Boston Club, in atmosfera natalizia, ha celebrato i suoi primi 15 anni di attività. Duecento persone hanno partecipato alla festa ed hanno avuto la gioia di ballare la musica proposta da due soci del club, Sandro Russo ed Enzo Amara, e di gustare le squisitissime pietanze preparate dalla Spinelli Function Facility di L...

 On Dec. 7, The Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge No. 540 hosted its 12th annual holiday event for consumers and staff at CO-OP, a local non-profit agency supporting individuals with developmental and other disabilities. More than 100 people enjoyed lunch, with music, dancing and the traditional reading of “Twas the Night Before...