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Many of the students at St. Mary's School in Winchester have likely never been to Italy, are likely not of Italian descent, yet, sometimes when they say their prayers, they say them in Italian. For years, the parochial elementary school has offered its students classes on Italian language and culture, giving them a better understanding of life outs...

Stephanie Calise, a Bristol resident, announced on Tuesday that she will run as a Republican in the upcoming Senate District 11 (Bristol, Tiverton, Portsmouth) race. Calise will run against Senator James Seveney, a Democrat in November. Stephanie Calise will officially announce her candidacy for State Senate on Friday, May 4th at 12:30 pm at the Br...

Judge Arthur L. Spada, 85, died on April 26, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1932, the third child of recently arrived immigrant parents from Italy, Frank and Mary (Curcio) Spada. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Saunders) Spada, a marriage that prospered for 62 years and produced three children and five grandchildren. The Judge and his wife...

Walpole’s Jean St. George remembers pieces of her childhood being spent at the Italian American Club. She recalls the times her grandfather and father spent hanging out at the club, and can name plenty of family members, including her son, who had become members. In fact, St. George even had her wedding reception at the Italian American Club. But s...

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...