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Two paintings that showcase the work of Leonardo da Vinci used to hang side by side in an Italian chapel but they were separated a long time ago, possibly taken as plunder for Napoleon’s conquering armies. The pair will be reunited for the first time in two centuries at Worcester Art Museum for an exhibition called “The Mystery of Worcester’s Leona...

When I began college at UMass Boston in 1972, my love of history and human nature made me want to major in Political Science and Psychology as a dual major because of my involvement in North End politics during the late 50’s early 60’s. In those days, Joe Langone and my close friend Ernie Guarente were two mortician’s and always running for one off...

The Trumbull Arts Commission presents Primavera on Sunday, March 11, at 1 p.m., at the Center at 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull. Primavera is an Italian-American band from New York and New Jersey and features John Micalizzi on keyboard and vocals. The band mixes both traditional and modern Italian-American music. Cabaret seating, bring your own refre...

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill Tuesday that would have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The language from the bill imagined Indigenous Peoples’ Day as “a time for New Hampshire residents to reflect on the continuing struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.” The bill was sponsored by state...

Maldonians were dancing in the streets upon hearing news that the St. Rocco Society of Malden has announced the date of their 89th Anniversary St. Rocco Banquet. Joy could be found from Devir Street in Ward 2 all the way up to Beach Street in the Linden section, as families make plans to attend the annual dinner fundraiser, again being held at Anth...

Before Liborio Joseph Dorato died in 1994, the proud and humble World War II Navy veteran had revealed little to his family about his time in the service or how he was injured during the campaign to occupy the Marshall Islands in the winter of 1944. The Staten Island, New York, native, born to parents of Italian descent, enlisted at age 20. He serv...

The Pastor Of Lady Of Loreto / Mount Carmel Church announces an order and a reminder to remove all items and personal plaques from the Recreation Center in preparation of the scheduled demolition on Mulberry St. Worcester. If your family made a contribution toward building the parish, the church or the Recreation building and if you wish to save en...

Before Liborio Joseph Dorato died in 1994, the proud and humble World War II Navy veteran had revealed little to his family about his time in the service or how he was injured during the campaign to occupy the Marshall Islands in the winter of 1944. The Staten Island, New York, native, born to parents of Italian descent, had enlisted at 20. He serv...

Nicola, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? There is an immigrant story behind I AM Books. I moved from Rome, Italy, to the United States in 2008. After two years in Chicago, where I started working for an Italian American magazine named Fra Noi, I moved to Boston. Soon after, I launched bostoniano.info, a websi...

On the morning of Feb. 17, 1914, five members of the Italian bark Castagna met a tragic end on the sandbars just south of the Marconi Wireless Station in Wellfleet. Eight crew members would eventually be rescued by the Coast Guard, while four bodies were recovered within hours or days of the wreck. However, it was much longer before the body of the...

She shimmers and shines — her simple brown robe and cream cape transformed into lustrous waves of gold. She holds a quill pen in her right hand and cradles a book of her spiritual writings in her left. On this morning, Linda Wolk-Simon is standing before her. “Think about what this would have looked like on an altar, in the shadowy light of the chu...

You don’t have to be Italian to truly appreciate an authentic Italian meal. Conchi and Vicente Contreras, natives of Ecuador and owners of Rustica Ristorante, are proof positive you don’t have to be Italian to prepare one, either. The wife-and-husband, do-it-all duo behind the successful restaurant in Chester opened a second Rustica location last O...