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How do you say, “Thank you” to people who have stood by you, in good times and bad, for more than 100 years? That’s the question pondered by the Society of St. Joseph when they became aware that St. Leonard Port Maurice Church was in the midst of a multi-million dollar restoration project. In fact, the St. Joseph Society could think of a million re...

On December 16, the The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North  End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform  its Annual Christmas Concert. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in  the lovely setting of Historic Sac...

One of the pillars of New Haven’s pizza culture has been sold. Attorney Hugh Keefe, who is representing the Consiglio family, said that the deal closed Wednesday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. The new owners have not been revealed, but Keefe tells News 8 that they are passionate about maintaining the restaurant as Sally’s Apizza. Robert, Richard, and R...

Walking into a pizzeria in Naples, the kitchen is like a movie set, and the pizzaiolo is the star. Kneading the dough by hand, layering the toppings and cooking pies in a wood-burning oven, the pizza chef performs for an eager crowd. “It’s a show,” said Gregory Califano, owner of Volturno restaurant. With an open kitchen, sleek bar and long counter...

The globally beloved Italian operatic trio, The Three Tenors, star this weekend in their holiday special event THE THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST). The high definition filmed concert performance will be shown Thursday through Saturday, December 7-9 at 7pm plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 a...

Around the midway point of the 19th Century, the city of Boston was developing into a thriving metropolis. Many of the landmarks we still hold dear today were being built across the city. Such institutions as the Boston Public Library, the oldest public library system in the country, the world-renowned Parker House Hotel and the Charles Street Jail...

The Historical Commission has agreed to hear a request for a study committee to look into the creation of a local historic district in the area of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The commission unanimously voted Thursday night to formally take up the request next month. The Mount Carmel Preservation Society, which has been fighting to s...

The Roma Café you remember is gone forever. You should know that from the outset. The original, an Italian-American restaurant that once occupied the lower floors of the Rines mansion in Portland’s West End, had a remarkable run. When its white tablecloths were taken to the laundry for the last time in 2008, the restaurant had been open (and mostly...

In Italian, stuzzichino means a snack, or appetizer, or nibble. Assaggio, similarly, means a small amount of food or drink. From Italian to Spanish, both translate roughly to tapas, an Iberian food culture that pairs small servings of food with drink in a laid-back setting. It’s the kind of cuisine and vibe that Massimo Tabbacco and Miguel Angelo D...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - from 6 PM to 9 PM EST. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston (MA) 02113. THE LOFRISCO FAMILY COOKBOOK, HOW JOSIE BROUGHT SICILY TO BROOKLYN by Anthony LoFrisco, is part cookbook, part memoir. The author, son of Sicilian immigrants in the early 1900s, shares not only his mother's time-tested simple and delicious recipes, but h...

Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti received the Labor Assistance Professionals Civil Service Award for helping people recover from substance abuse issues. “I’m humbled to be chosen for this award,” Bellotti said in a written statement. “The Labor Assistance Professionals are on the front lines of helping union men and women live healthy and...

The group that has been fighting to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from demolition is making another bid to have the church property become part of a local historic district. The Mount Carmel Preservation Society is asking the Historical Commission to consider creating a study committee that would look into the feasibility of such a historic...