Some came for the memories and to see old friends. Others came to introduce a fourth and even fifth generation of local Italian-Americans to enduring traditions. Almost everyone came to taste the sausage and peppers, the pasta e fagioli, and the fried mozzarella Yet others come to plumb the mysteries of the secret sauce. Those were some of the reas...

If you're interested in indulging in some Italian favorites this weekend, there's a century-old celebration happening in New Haven. The Saint Andrew the Apostle Society in New Haven is kicking off its four day Italian Festa celebration at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday night in New Haven. It's the event's 118th anniversary.  There will be food and musical e...

Gary Bimonte, grandson of Frank Pepe, said Frank Pepe put New Haven on the map for thin crust pizza. Frank Pepe founded the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana on Wooster Street in New Haven in 1925. Since 2007, the family has expanded the original restaurant to 10 locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.  The loc...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, widely-known just as “Pepe’s,” has launched its own retail tomato line to the market, according to a release. The restaurant, founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe, is known for its New Haven-style pizza. Frank Pepe, who immigrated to the United States in 1909 at the age of 16, and fresh tomatoes were always at the center of...

There isn’t much NFLPA certified agent and Salem native Sean Stellato didn’t accomplish during his athletic career. Stellato quarterbacked the Salem High football team to a Super Bowl appearance in 1994, helped lead the Witches boys basketball team to a state championship in 1995, earned a Division I scholarship to Marist and played professionally...

Join 3 Cares and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the 18th Annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event on June 23rd and June 24th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM on LaSalle Road in West Hartford. This event celebrates all makes and models of Italian automobiles—from vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiat and Lamborghinis to the supercars of Ferrari, Pagani and Mase...

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable is an inspirational and networking conference, where scientists and Food Industry leaders discuss dietary trends in America. An elite gathering, the MDR has attracted hundreds of professionals from all over the U.S. and the Mediterranean Countries. Ready to roll its fourth edition: regarded as one of the most exclu...

A new documentary about New Haven’s Little Italy is part fond recollections, part Ken Burns, and fully committed to the stories of everyday neighborhood residents. That’s the pitch that local filmmaker and reporter Steve Hamm made on a recent episode of WNHH’s “Deep Focus” for his new movie, The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy. The movie...

For local artist Anna Badini, life is about constantly seeking, though not for anything in particular. Instead, Badini said it’s the journey, searching and seeing where life takes her, that she finds most fulfilling. “I search as if searching is living, is life,” she said. “And, I am attracted to anything that is meaningful, that has an emotional o...

Members of local police and fire departments honored the memory of late fire Chief Victor Lomascolo on Friday with a funeral procession through downtown. The body of Lomascolo rode on a fire truck past landmarks that represented different stages of his 65-year career as a firefighter. The procession rode past the Middletown Fire Department’s Centra...