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Gloucester veteran Anthony Gattuso never could have imagined the twists and turns his life would take from growing up in a small village in Italy to his retirement in Virginia. His is a story of bravery, love and the pursuit of a better life.  Anthony’s father left for the United States in 1933, just six months after his son was born, to seek his f...

Three years after a motion to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples day failed in a split vote, the Hopkinton select board revisited the idea and voted in favor of the change. The board approved the change with a unanimous 5-0 vote at its Oct. 29 meeting. Beginning in 2019, the October holiday will appear as Indigenous Peoples Day i...

Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani (“Big Stone Gap,” “Lucia, Lucia” and “The Shoemaker’s Wife”) is coming to town. She will be on stage at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3-5 p.m. Trigiani’s latest novel is “Tony’s Wife.” The program is presented by Reading with Robin with Robin Kall. The event also feature...

On Sunday November 18, at 1:30, to celebrate the “Garment Workers of New Haven” exhibit now on permanent display at the New Haven Labor Center on 267 Chapel Street, New Haven, I'll be giving at talk, "Toil and Triumph: Italian American Women in the Sweatshops of New Haven." This will be followed by a walking tour of the actual working sites of New...

Mark your calendar: Eataly Boston is celebrating Truffle Day on Wednesday, November 21. In time for the holidays, you can bring home a fresh white truffle from Italy at the season's lowest cost and specially-priced truffle dishes in our restaurants!  Why is this exciting? Fall is the peak season for the revered white truffle! In Italy and across th...

The rather unique two-sided invitation featured a red fireworks explosion, white stars on a dark blue card and read: “Donna is 60! Let’s party!” Even the flip-side featured a photo surrounded by those same red explosion-like lines and a photo with the words “Fabulous at 60!” Perhaps that invitation was a sneak preview of what 125 guests actually wi...

The University of Connecticut’s Department of History invites nominations and applications for the Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair in Modern Italian History.  The position will commence in Fall 2019.  The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full professor or associate professor and will be eligible for tenure upon appointment.  The C...

A special program and reception honoring Speaker Robert DeLeo, Sal DiMasi, and Robert Travaglini, the co-sponsors of the 1999 legislation establishing October as Italian Heritage Month, signed by Governor A. Paul Cellucci.  The reception will be held at the UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street 32nd Floor, Boston MA 02108 on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from...

The Boston Globe’s Devra First took the opportunity this week to eat at Papa Gino’s for the first time after news came out that the long-running Massachusetts pizza chain abruptly closed numerous locations and was filing for bankruptcy. “I expect it to be unfamiliar, but when I walk in, it is utterly familiar,” she writes, opting for carry-out, tak...

Bob Tulipani, a U.S. Army veteran and retired teacher who led Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 for 18 years, will be the featured speaker at Ridgefield’s Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Lounsbury House on Main Street. “The American Legion along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Marine Corps League Detachment w...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...

Friday November 9 from 18:00 to 19:30 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. In his book "Religious Festive Practices in the North End," Ferraiuolo uses interviews, participant observation, and visual data, to create a vivid p...