NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

There’s no telling whether a nonna has ever walked this earth who was both fast and casual. My own Italian grandmother tends to take her time, as most reginas della cucina do. Her sauce simmers all day and we never dine without proper linens. That said, Nonna’s Pizza & Pasta on Harding Street grasps at the spirit of “authentic-based Italian America...

A taste of the North End is coming to town. Giacomo’s Ristorante has signed a long-term lease to move into the former Bertucci’s location at Wayland Town Center on Rte. 20, according to Chris McMahon, director of brokerage at Lexington-based Summit Realty Partners. Opening is planned by the end of this year, McMahon said. Wayland is Giacomo’s fourt...

Two years ago, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade that year. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area, and parade organizers made the very difficult and painful decision to cancel the event for the first time in its history. However, the parade’s Ch...

The City of Shelton’s Annual Shelton Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7.  This year the Council of Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport will hold their 110th Annual Columbus Day Parade on Howe Avenue in Shelton and it will coincide with the Shelton Day Festivities. The parade will step off at 12 noon from Brook Street and Howe Avenue (R...

Dear Italians and dear friends of Italy, it is with great pleasure that I remind you of the traditional Italian Heritage Month inauguration. Among the various events to celebrate during this month of October, I would like to point out those connected to the 18th Week of the Italian language, in particular the Salvemini Colloquium and the visit to B...

The smell of pizza and doughboys permeated the air and Italian folk music played for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana’s Festival in the Park. It was a sunny day in Touro Park, warm with low humidity. The nice weather drew an ample crowd to the Italian-themed celebration. Some sat and watched Calabria Bella, a band based out of Westerly that’s...

Giulio Rapetti Mogol has been invited to a series of events during the “Vivere all’Italiana” (Living the Italian Way) initiative organized and promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. Events include a book signing and an interview at Berklee College of Music. “I’m very enthusiastic of contributing to this prestigious initiative,” says...

Valley Regional Lodge #151 Sons of Italy, Lorenzo Durante, president, in cooperation with the cities and towns of the Naugatuck River Valley cordially invite you to help us celebrate Columbus Day 2018. Monday October 8, 2018, 11 a.m. Sons of Italy – 73 High Street – Derby, CT Program: Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance & National Anthem, Italian Flag...

The Society of Saint Joseph will kick off October as Italian Heritage Month with a mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Sunday, September 30 at 12pm at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 320 Hanover Street. Attending the mass will be Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert De Leo, and members of the Italian American Legislative...

Daniel Parillo spent summers as a kid traveling between his local home and his grandparents’ goat, chestnut, and fig farms in Caserta, Italy. There, in his grandmother’s kitchen in the Campanian countryside, he first learned to love the smell and taste of wood-fired pizza, meat, and vegetables. “It’s like night and day,” Parillo said in a recent in...

American shipbuilder Westport has teamed up with Italian designer Giuseppina Arena to create a new offering of interior styles on board its W125 line of motor yachts. The idea behind the collaboration is to appeal to a larger pool of potential clients hailing from Europe, by offering a more familiar style of design and one that is more suited to th...

For a second time within four weeks, there was an interesting international Italian meeting inside Johnston Town Hall. In mid July, Amedeo DeCotiis, the former assistant mayor from Panni Foggia in Italy who now serves as that region’s vice council, visited Polisena and rekindled the unique “Sister City Agreement” that began three yeas ago between J...