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L’On. Fucsia Nissoli, coordinatrice di Forza Italia in Nord e Centro America e rieletta lo scorso marzo al Parlamento italiano, nella Circoscrizione estera - Ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha voluto ringraziare personalmente, i componenti delle associazioni italiane dell’area metropolitana di Boston per il voto di fiducia che le hanno dato, pe...

When Detective Karen Apicella was informed that the Southington Police Cadet Post would soon receive a major donation, she said the money came at a time when the program really needed it. Members of the program will help run the beverage booth at the 14th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, with the program receiving a portion of the sale...

My love affair with gelato began almost two decades ago. I was 23, backpacking alone in Italy, and got lost trying to find my way back to my hotel in Venice. After an hour circling the labyrinthine streets, I spotted a sign for a gelateria at the end of an alleyway. Ducking out of the sun, I tasted my first-ever gelato — a creamy, fresh cantaloupe...

Boston Midsummer Opera returns for its 12th summer with one of the comic wonders of the operatic repertoire: the 17th and most beloved of Gioachino Rossini’s 40 operas, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of Seville”) — the story of how the clever barber Figaro helps the delectable Rosina slip out of the clutches of her elderly guardian into the...

When Mike Stanton was researching what would become "The Prince of Providence," his riveting book about mayor-turned-felon Buddy Cianci, he learned that Cianci's father used to take him to the fights at the old Rhode Island Auditorium. One of the headliners in those days, the 1940s, was Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight from Brockton, Mass. "I was dr...

For 14 years, the Italian American Festival in downtown Southington has revived many traditions of Italy, enticing locals with Italian foods and music, entertainment and excitement for all, whether Italian in heritage or not. Three Italian civic organizations in town—UNICO, Sons of Italy and Sorelle d’Italia—commemorate Southington’s rich Italian-i...

The Salem Italian American Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary on July 28. All members are invited to attend throughout the day and enjoy the bocce, the music, food, games and fun. The club, which was chartered July 22, 1918, was originally named Risveglio D’Italia. Charter members were Michael Barbieri, Joseph Bova, Bernard DeMeo, Joseph Qui...

Rosa Tatuata continues on their 2018 Summer New England Concert Tour with a stop in New Bedford, MA at the Fishing Heritage Center on August 18th at 7pm. The band will be presenting an evening of the traditional maritime music of Sicily. Rosa Tatuata is musicians Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri and they have as...

“Any day now,” said Josephine Megwa earlier this week, anticipating the opening of her new Italian restaurant, Orá Trattorizza, on Boylston Street. For Megwa, also the owner of 17-year-old Piattini Wine Café on Newbury Street, opening Orá Trattorizza has been a long time coming — she said it has taken three years from idea to fruition, and a projec...

Boston isn’t short on Italian food — it’s easy to find variations inspired by different regions of the old country, as well as the red sauce variety popularized by so many Italian-American grandmas. And the North End doesn’t have a patent on the stuff, either — there are excellent options throughout the city and its surrounding ‘burbs. Here are 30...

August 23 5PM to August 26 11PM EDT. Saint Anthony's Club - 203 Endicott St, Boston 02113 The 99th Anniversary St. Anthony’s Feast Weekend will kick off on Thursday, August 23rd at 5 pm with the procession of Santa Lucia. The Feast continues all day Friday with the opening ceremonies for St. Anthony’s Feast at 7 pm. Full schedule of events can be f...

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, will present an exhibit on Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni and his years living and working in Manchester. "Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist's Life" opens July 28 and runs through Sept. 9 in Gallery I at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. F...