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What do fine art, storytelling, cooking, profanities and a $10,000 hamburger have in common? They’re all passions, qualities or experiences of Rob Chirico of Greenfield. In Chirico’s world, all of the above are grist for his mill as a self-described raconteur and foodie; author of cookbooks, mystery novels, non-fiction books about cocktails and swe...

When life gave them lemons, the Pallini family didn't make lemonade — they made limoncello! Try the classic Italian liqueur and more at our pop-up 'Cello Bar from July 16 to 29 in La Piazza. Since 1875, the Pallini family has been producing Limoncello, a natural liqueur traditionally made with prized organic Sfusato Amalfitano lemons and pure alcoh...

Woburn-based Italian restaurant TreMonte has opened an outpost in the heart of Boston’s Italian dining neighborhood. The new North End restaurant at 76 Salem St. took the place of Limoncello 2 and kicked off business earlier this month serving a full menu of antipasti, pasta, parmigiana, and more. Owner and chef Antony Contarino operates the origin...

The North End Waterfront’s seafood restaurant, il Molo, has reinvigorated its offerings for the summer by adding some of the most nostalgic summer dishes from New England and Italy to the menu, which are enhanced by Executive Chef Pino Maffeo’s unique flair. The menu showcases exceptional, locally sourced ingredients – including Cape Cod clams and...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and local Italian-Americans gave a warm welcome Thursday to a delegation from Bracigliano, Italy, which is the hometown of thousands of city residents, including the mayor's parents. Sarno met with Bracigliano Mayor Antonio Rescigno and others at City Hall, exchanging gifts and pledging to continue the close ties between Spri...

Creating a canal to go around river rapids was no easy feat in the early days of the Industrial Revolution and at times it could get ugly, as work at Sewalls Falls may have shown. On Aug. 16, 1892, the Concord Evening Monitor ran a story about the digging of the canal, which extends a quarter-mile around the rapids, described the work being done by...

The School Committee navigated through turbulence Wednesday before deciding that it wouldn't reinstate Columbus Day in the school calendar. Dozens of Italian-American residents pushed committee members to change their minds — "It has divided Pittsfield," Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi told them — but members of the School Committee said their duty...

Norman J. Campana, 88, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died peacefully on June 29 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Amedeo and Elvira (Altieri) Campana. He attended local schools and graduated in 1948 from the former Haverhill Trade School. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean...

When it comes to pizza, Nicole Alicea believes anything is possible. “There’s so many different things that you can do on it. You can put a pasta on a pizza, or you can make a taco on a pizza. You could put seafood on a pizza. You could make a pizza into any meal possible.” At Enrico’s in Sturbridge, they are doing all that and more. Situated in a...

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is siding with North End residents and businesses, telling Starbucks they should withdraw plans to open in the historic neighborhood. The brouhaha has been percolating for months. Residents and business owners teamed up against the plan to open a Starbucks on the corner of historic Hanover Street. "After hearing the concern...

It is unlikely that Gina Raimondo will roll out a television commercial touting that members in the Rhode Island retirement system may now be the proud part-owners of a top-tier professional soccer club in Italy — AC Milan, but thanks to an investment by Raimondo as Rhode Island's General Treasurer it may be a reality. The ownership interest in the...

When: Sun, July 15, 2018, Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 An afternoon dive into the fascinating and little known world of Calabrese folk music with Antonio Bevacqua, who has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of his homeland's culture. A native of Cosenza, Calabria, Bevacqua was inspire...