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LaSalette Shrine, says Father Flavio Gillio, is a lot more than Christmas lights. There are, for instance, various pilgrimages and festivals for the region’s Catholic ethnic groups. The Park Street shrine has played host to Portuguese, Hispanic, Cambodian and Vietnamese events over the years. One more ethnicity can soon be added to that group. LaSa...

Sabato "Tino" D'Agostino has been honored by the Arlington Rotary. "Congratulations, Mr. D! It is well deserved," wrote Principal Matt Janger on Tuesday, April 24. He provided the letter from the club: Dear Sabatino, It is with great pleasure that the Rotary Club of Arlington congratulates you as our 2018 recipient of our "Community Person of the Y...

Pasta made by hand, pizza from a wood fired oven, and a passion for authentic Italian cuisine on every plate. That’s what’s served at Corfinio. Located in Easton, Corfinio has quickly become one of the best Italian restaurants south of Boston, thanks in large part to not one, but two great chefs. Maximillian Calise is the Chef de Cuisine. “I come f...

The Friends Of The North End (FONE), began their 12th annual Spring Bocce season on Sunday, April 22. The season will continue every Sunday until May 27, followed by an award ceremony banquet where trophies will be given to the winning team. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, the same location...

L’associazione Professionisti Italiani a Boston e la Dante Alighieri del Massachusetts organizzano “The State of Italy, today”, domenica 29 aprile dalle 17.00 nella sede della Dante (41 Hampshire St – Cambridge). “Panoramica sulla situazione economica e politica del Bel Paese” il sottotitolo del dibattito aperto a chiunque “stia pensando di visitar...

Former Boston police Commissioner Robert J. di Grazia died suddenly yesterday at his home office in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 90. Mr. di Grazia was a native of San Francisco, the son of immigrants from the Tuscany region of Italy. He was a graduate of Galileo High School in San Francisco and later graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degre...

JOIN US at I AM Books - 189 North St., Boston MA 02113. One of Italy's most prominent writers, Domenico Starnone, will visit I AM Books at 12:30 p.m. on April 25 for a signing of his new novel. Trick is a gripping, wry, brilliantly devised drama, “an extremely playful literary composition,” as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, about a...

Italian technology equipment-maker Seica Inc. is moving its North American Headquarters to Ward Hill Business Park, bringing along 16 current employees and plans to hire more. "This is their new North American headquarters and their plans are to hire as they grow. And the type of jobs they are talking about are highly skilled, degreed positions and...

Woburn-based Italian restaurant Tre Monte is planning to expand to Boston’s North End, reports Boston Restaurant Talk, taking over the Limoncello 2 space at 76 Salem St. Tre Monte’s owner and chef, Antony Contarino, confirmed the news to Eater, as did a representative for Limoncello 2. Limoncello 2, which opened under a year ago, thanked its custom...

One summer afternoon when she was young, Anna Capuano strolled along the Seaside Park boardwalk in Bridgeport with two friends. One friend had a pack of cigarettes, so the two others lit up and puffed away. They invited Capuano to do the same, but she refused. “All I had to do was smell that smoke, and I said, No thanks,” said Capuano. A lifelong d...

So the editor calls me into her office the other day. I assume it’s the usual (slamming her fist on the desk and demanding “pictures of Spider-Man”). Instead, she asks me to drive out to Lincoln, R.I., to Trattoria Romana. Some days when life seems crummy, I try to remember that once in a while my boss tells me to go eat pasta for an afternoon. Yes...

Spring is upon us, which has us reaching toward light, fresh flavors. Aromatic and delicate, pesto is perfect for the season. While often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb pestare, or "to grind." Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with oliv...