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Rocco Mesiti believes that everything in life comes full circle, and his life exemplifies that. As a 30-year resident of East Longmeadow, Mesiti shared his background with Reminder Publishing: how when he was in college he started a deejay business and studied abroad in Italy, and how years later he found himself at the helm of Springfield Technica...

The Lobby, a family weekend go-to and popular date night restaurant at 7 Bakery Lane, closed last month. Stepping up to the plate with a new culinary undertaking are Matt Corrente ’06, previous head chef of Two Brothers Tavern, and Caroline Corrente, current owner of Haymaker Bun Co., located in Middlebury. Amidst a buzz of construction and activit...

There in the kitchen she sits, perfectly coiffed, dressed in one of her favorite Chico’s outfits: royal blue pants with a microfiber tank in teal and an artesian embroidered jacket in shades of blue and teal. Her face has smile lines from decades of a life well lived. And as you listen to her talk, for a moment, you forget she’s lived practically a...

A local business owner and a mechanical engineer accepted awards as Italians of the Year Friday night at the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich’s Columbus Day Banquet at Norwich’s Holiday Inn. Vincent Malerba of Norwich and John Marino of Preston were selected by an eight-member committee as the 2018 Italians of the Year. Malerba is...

For all of his accolades in the 13th Century, Christopher Columbus has had rough seas here in the 21st Century, as indigenous groups and many in the general public have begun to call for a change to the holiday that tends to skew towards highlighting the Italian culture more than the explorer himself. Add Mayor Carlo DeMaria to the list of defender...

This past Monday morning, under overcast skies and damp drizzle, nearly 50 Greenwich residents gathered outside of Town Hall for the St. Lawrence Society’s annual Columbus Day flag raising. Each year, the St. Lawrence Society traditionally honors only one member of Italian descent who has contributed greatly to the Greenwich community, by raising t...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams. 1. Carmelina's Topping the list is Carmelina's. According to its website, Carmelina's serves "traditional Sicilian...

Love him or hate him, Phil Palmieri is the traditional “bring home the bacon” politician. The 14 years he spent on the City Council representing District 2 has to be considered the mother of all conflict-of-interest tenures, given that much of his energy was directed toward getting city money invested on and around Shrewsbury Street, where he owns...

Big Dave, the clown, woke up early on Sunday to put on his makeup. He colored his long, bushy beard with spray paint in stripes of neon green, pink and purple. His Mickey Mouse T-shirt had been ready since the previous night. He finished the look with a giant yellow bowtie, decorated with red dots, and picked up a colorful flower patterned hat on t...

Fourth and fifth graders at the North End’s Eliot School serenaded Italian songwriter and lyricist Giulio Rapetti Mogol with one of his own songs during his recent visit to the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Students had the chance to meet with Maestro Mogol and presented him with pictures inspired by his songs. Principal Traci Walker Griffith said,...

He took the annual Columbus Day Parade away from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. So does Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, a Republican, want Democrat Ganim’s job as well? It sounds unlikely, but Lauretti, a seasoned politician, was happy to keep people speculating Thursday. “I have a good base in Bridgeport,” Lauretti said, responding to a sudden spurt of...

Every year, the city honors its Italian heritage on Columbus Day with a ceremony and the naming of its Italian Mayor of the Day, a coveted award granted to men and women who are known for their dedication their community. The ceremony is organized by the local UNICO chapter, a group dedicated to preserving Italian heritage through charitable effort...