Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi (Non pensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and Boston's historic Faneuil Hall Meetinghouse, to kick off Festa della Liberazione!, a multici...

Eataly Boston is opening the doors to its highly anticipated Prudential Center restaurant, "Terra" to customers on Tuesday, April 4. Terra, which means "earth" in Italian will be a full-service restaurant featuring a wood-burning Italian grill while bringing elements of earth and fire in a variety of sharable plates, wine and herb-infused cocktails...

Andrea Vicini was one of two dozen religious scholars who between 2015 and 2017 shared nearly $3M awarded jointly by NASA and the John Templeton Foundation (administered by the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton) to investigate how the religious community would respond to the discovery of life in outer space. As I’ve already reported, inform...

On Thursday March 2, the Neighborhood Club will celebrate an evening of Italian food, culture, and heritage with historian and author Stephen Puleo speaking about his best-selling book, "The Boston Italians." The Neighborhood Club at 27 Glendale Road is opening its doors to everyone to celebrate, beginning at 6 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail hour an...

A North End restaurant that closed for renovations back in January will reopen this spring, but with a new name and a new concept. Sfizi specialized in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and was a member of the DePasquale Ventures family, along with Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Quattro, and Bricco. The group is overseen by Frank DePasquale, who will s...

The history of immigration in this country is one of exploitation; the wealthy, property owning classes exploiting the poor and desperate. We saw this when our parents and grandparents immigrated to America and we still see it today. When cheap labor was needed, the gates to the United States were thrown open and a tidal wave of immigrants flooded...

Carlo Dolci: Most people either love him or hate him. John Ruskin, the 19th-century British critic, described the Italian Baroque artist’s paintings as “excrescence and a deformity.” Thomas Jefferson called him a “violent favorite.” Dolci’s perfectionism and his piety divided his audience. Detractors deemed his work — lustrous, naturalistic, each p...

We are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino.The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one of the towns most badly hit by the 2016 earthquakes wh...

The community is mourning the loss of longtime community member and one of the most recognizable faces in East Boston. Joseph Guarino who, outside of his career as a newspaper man, dedicated his life to St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, the Golden Age Club and other Eastie civic organizations where he was a regular fixture during their community event...

Eataly, the giant Italian marketplace that's co-owned by Mario Batali, will soon be getting a new rooftop restaurant at its Boston location. The new eatery, called Terra, will feature "a wood fire grill and regional Italian-inspired dishes," according to a job posting on BostonChefs.com. "The menu will showcase a number of specialty Italian items s...