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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...

Have you ever wondered about the men who work in the funeral homes? This past Sunday night over 100 people attended the movie “Stiffs” in the Lynn Auditorium to find out. “Stiffs” is a black comedy starring Danny Aiello, who has appeared in “Moonstruck”, “Do the Right Thing” and a special appearance in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” music video. In...

The plight of two small Catholic churches has been overshadowed by the impending closure of the landmark St. Anne’s Church and Shrine, slated to offer its last Mass on Nov. 25. On that same day, Holy Rosary Chapel, 120 Beattie St., and Holy Cross Chapel, 47 Pulaski St., will close their doors, as well. Parishioners of Holy Rosary are holding a brai...

Milford’s Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in downtown Milford. The grand marshal and keynote speaker will be Phil Vetro. Vetro joined the Marine Corps in January 1968, and was stationed on Parris Island, S.C., and went to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for advanced infantry training. He was then sent overseas, serving in Okinawa, Japan,...

How can you speak about Wooster Square without mentioning apizza, the iconic product of our neighborhood? Because there are so many versions of the apizza legend, I hesitate to tread on such hallowed ground. We claim to have invented, or at least concocted, what we now consider American pizza. New Haven’s version often leads just about every nation...

Rising up from the ground on the outskirts of Brockton, the two-ton, 20-foot statute of Rocky Marciano looms over the city like a god. Wearing boxing trunks wrapped around an Adonis-like body, he stretches his muscular right arm out to deliver the crushing knockout punch against Jersey Joe Walcott that ended their epic 1952 championship fight. In m...

Rutland was always a part of Andrea Mead Lawrence, and now her legacy in the city is carved in stone. The latest of the downtown marble statues, unveiled Friday on Merchants Row near the intersection with Center Street, depicts the late Lawrence in her prime, tearing down a ski slope. At its base is a quote from Lawrence that sculptor Steve Shaheen...

Monica’s Pasta Shop is now open at 141 Richmond Street, on the Freedom Trail, and next to the longstanding Vinoteca di Monica. The homemade pasta story at Monica’s goes back to 1995 when Chef Jorge Mendoza Iturraide brought fresh pasta to the menu at the original Monica’s restaurant. Now, these pastas are available retail along with cheeses, meats,...

Jan McNemar, a phlebotomist at United Hospital Center, was among the 11 women of Italian heritage honored during a Women of Distinction Luncheon in Clarksburg’s Uptown Event Center on Oct. 12. Nicky Epstein was the keynote speaker for the Progressive Women’s Association event. McNemar has worked at UHC since 1985. “We are honored to have one of our...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI) – eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America - è stata impegnata durante il trascorso fine settimana in una serie di incontri con la comunità italiana di Boston, che conta circa venti mila italo-americani. Nella giornata di venerdì, ha incontrato i rappresentanti di alcune delle assoc...

Saturday, November 17, 6:30 PM. Boston Jewish Film - 1001 Watertown Street, 2nd Floor - West Newton, MA 02465. MFA Remis Auditorium. Director: Valerio Ciriaci. Country: Italy. Language: Italian. Running Time: 31 min. Type of Film: Documentary. An intoxicating short documentary, chronicling a day in the life of Rome’s Jewish community. Roman Jews ha...

There is a new granite monument at Barre's Hope Cemetery not far from a string of headstones dating to October 1918 when what became known as the Spanish flu swept Vermont, killing about 1,700 people in the state in a matter of weeks and 50 million to 100 million worldwide over its nearly three-year pandemic. Among the Hope Cemetery headstones is o...