How do you say, “Thank you” to people who have stood by you, in good times and bad, for more than 100 years? That’s the question pondered by the Society of St. Joseph when they became aware that St. Leonard Port Maurice Church was in the midst of a multi-million dollar restoration project. In fact, the St. Joseph Society could think of a million re...

On December 16, the The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North  End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform  its Annual Christmas Concert. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in  the lovely setting of Historic Sac...

Around the midway point of the 19th Century, the city of Boston was developing into a thriving metropolis. Many of the landmarks we still hold dear today were being built across the city. Such institutions as the Boston Public Library, the oldest public library system in the country, the world-renowned Parker House Hotel and the Charles Street Jail...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - from 6 PM to 9 PM EST. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston (MA) 02113. THE LOFRISCO FAMILY COOKBOOK, HOW JOSIE BROUGHT SICILY TO BROOKLYN by Anthony LoFrisco, is part cookbook, part memoir. The author, son of Sicilian immigrants in the early 1900s, shares not only his mother's time-tested simple and delicious recipes, but h...

“Against the ball, put the laser against the ball, kid! Madone.” I was folded over on one knee at Boston’s North End bocce courts, trying to get the guys a measurement. Eyeing the distance between a bocce ball and a pallino often doesn’t work, so Sammy Viscione comes armed with both a tape and a laser measure, though his sciatica makes it impossibl...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the second edition of Prosecco Month beginning December 11th. The activation will see trade, press, and public events at multiple Eataly locations-New York Flatiron, New York Downtown, Chicago, and Boston- throug...

Lots of people like fresh pasta, but very few go to the lengths Michael Lombardi does to make it. In the basement of his South End restaurant SRV, Lombardi (Questrom’08) and co-owner Kevin O’Donnell have installed a mill to grind the grain needed to make the freshest pasta, whether it’s tubes of garganelli, buckwheat pizzoccheri, or piles of the el...

Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city's take on the national "To Immigrants With Love" campaign. The murals, which began cropping up this summer, juxtapose real life Boston immigrants from past generations with more recent newcomers.  One mural features a Russian couple who founde...

When City Councilor Sal LaMattina announced in April he would leave public office, the shockwaves rippled throughout the community. After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, LaMattina said, “It’s time. It’s time to give someone else a shot who has new ideas. I did not make th...

Beginning this Saturday, Dorchester residents will be able to snack on Sicilian sandwiches and baked goods and sip on cappuccinos and other Italian coffee drinks. Zia Gianna (1739 Dorchester Ave.) is throwing an opening party from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be serving pastries, lunch, and coffee. So much coffee. Zia Gianna owner and chef Nino Barba...