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The spinoff of the Church Street Tavern that opened on Shelburne Road early last year has closed and will be replaced next month by an Italian eatery. Tavern II, which the owners of the Church Street Tavern brought to the South Burlington site in 2017, had its last day of business Sept. 8. A new restaurant, Sorriso Pizzeria and Bar, will open in ea...

Restaurateur Nick Frattaroli won’t be shying away from his red-sauce roots for much longer. The owner of Ward 8, North Square Oyster and Bodega Canal is set to grow his domain at the end of November with the addition of Tony & Elaine’s, a tongue-in-cheek take on old-school Italian eateries. Named for his parents—both servers in the North End for mo...

I Am Books, a diminutive independent bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End, has organized a two-day festival taking place for the first time Nov. 2 and 3 in Cambridge. IDEA Boston is a celebration of Italian books, authors, and culture, and the festival will include a number of panel discussions, a film screening, music, workshops,...

"Save Venice" Boston Chapter Gala 2018 - Sposalizio del Mare: Marriage to the Sea. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00pm to 12:00am. The Harvard Club - 374 Commonwealth Ave - Boston, MA 02115. Tickets can be purchased here. Proceeds will allow the Boston chapter to restore, in honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, Saint Jerome Presenting Doge Pri...

National Organization of Italian American Women Rhode Island Region in partnership with Bristol Art Museum presents a preview of Linda Cardillo’s forthcoming novel, Love That Moves the Sun: Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo Buonarroti, a work of historical fiction set in turbulent 16th-century Italy. The brilliant poet, Vittoria Colonna, whose long...

Giovanna Parnoff of Old Lyme was recently awarded the Bronze Level of membership in the Junior Mensa Honor Society. She has reached a cumulative total of 82 hours of community service since being admitted to the honor society in 2017. Currently a seventh grade student at The Hopkins School in New Haven, Giovanna last year maintained high honors and...

In recent years I have been in the East Boston Columbus Day parade. This year I was in the military contingent riding in a WWII Jeep in the back with my very large cowboy hat on. Many people thought I was the new Rex Trailer but not true. I was pretending to be Hollywood actor Robert Duval when he was in Apocalypse Now. I guess the movie must be to...

On Hanover Street in the North End, the heady smells of pasta, pastries and sauces lead many into restaurants and cafes with Italian flags, friendly chatter and music. Tourists pose, take pictures and point at historical sites.  Locals pass them as they go about their daily lives, dodging a crowd of college students waiting outside a restaurant. Th...

Of the 16 restaurants in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the late ’90s, 10 were pizza places. Peter’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to get steak and cheese subs with pepperoni, Danny’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to buy pot from that kid who dropped out of UVM, Mark’s Pizza was the Greek pizza place you went to get boneless buf...

CDR Joseph Marotta, U.S. Coast Guard, Ret., 84, passed peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, on Friday, Oct. 12th. He resided in North Reading, with his soulmate Annette, his wife of 53 years. Joseph was born in East Boston on August 13th, 1934, son of Mary (Russo) and Bert Marotta. He is survived by his wife Annette (Marcucella), his da...

Somerville’s options for decadent pizza continue to grow in the Davis Square neighborhood, first with the recent addition of Dragon Pizza on Elm Street and now with the arrival of the long-awaited Mortadella Head at 20 College Ave. (the former Deli-icious space). The latter comes to the neighborhood from the team behind Boston Burger Company, and a...

It was entitled “a reception”, the type of event Linda Folcarelli has hosted, chaired and worked on time and again during her unique and seemingly endless extraordinary career of community volunteerism. The event, though, was much different than those Folcarelli, who is a part-time civilian employee with the Johnston Police Department, has ever bee...