The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently celebrated the arrival of spring and Pasquetta. Pasquetta is often translated to “little Easter,” and is a day to relax. It was instituted in the post-war period to create a long weekend, which allows people to have a weekend getaway, or at least a “scampagnata” (jaunt to...

My mother stood at the edge of the water near the cottage she rented every year in Wareham and performed what we kids called the “Italian dip.” She waded in up to her knees, crouched and splashed her chest and arms with the icy waters of the bay. Then, ablutions over, she went back to her blanket and soaked in the sun. Before immigrating to America...

Italian energy company Enel has launched new Innovation Hub, located in Boston at Greentown Labs, a cleantech start-up incubator. The new Boston hub is expected to help foster Enel’s relationships with start-ups in the US in addition to allowing strategic partnerships to help further decarbonize and digitize the Italian firm. Enel Innovation and Su...

Saturday May 18. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. When 8-year-old Lou Del Bianco finds out that his Grandpa Luigi was the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore, his young life is instantly changed. Follow Lou’s journey as he and his Uncle Caesar make the painful discovery that Luigi is not even mentioned in the most defin...

The Pirandello Lyceum, an Italian-American social and cultural group, recently honored Malden resident and former city councilor David D’Arcangelo for his contributions to government service at its awards dinner at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield on April 13. “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta”, is from the Latin meaning, “The Best in Thought and Actions.” The P...

Start your meal with a basket of fresh baked focaccia, finish it with some fluffy tiramisu, and in between, be wowed by all the pasta, pizza, steak and seafood, at Tremezzo. Located on Lowell Street in Wilmington, Tremezzo is a different kind of Italian eatery.  Chef-owner Rick Lowe serves a menu that’s full of Italian influences, but isn’t limited...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The author will be interviewed by local chef Barbara Lynch. The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as...

All eyes are on sustainability at Eataly’s newest restaurant: La Pescheria, a seafood kitchen and bar serving consciously-sourced produce. Opening on Friday, the “fishmonger’s kitchen” will be a full-service restaurant helmed by chef Sam De Los Santos, who has connected with Boston-area purveyors dedicated to sustainable fishing — Island Creek Oyst...

I fell in love with pasta after reading about an Italian witch. It was 1994, and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola was hot on the Reading Rainbow circuit. My second-grade teacher invited a guest to read the story, and I listened intently, intrigued by the “grandma witch” with a magic pasta pot that accidentally flooded her town with spaghetti. I don’t r...