An Italian-American social club in Connecticut has set a new Guinness world record for the longest stretch of playing bocce. Members of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Club in Avon announced on its Facebook Thursday that Guinness World Records had officially confirmed the new record. The London-based organization's website now shows the record official...

Traffic on already busy Route 66 may soon be slowed by the overwhelming scent of fresh desserts, breads and coffee wafting from Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery when it opens on Washington Street in early January. The bakery is beloved around the region for sweet Italian confections: pasta ciotti, cannoli, biscotti, bigné shells filled with sweet ricott...

The two people who started the Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade are scheduled to be honored by the parade’s committee on Thursday. Former Bridgeport Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta and City Clerk Catherine Brannelly Austin will be honored by the committee at Circolo Sportivo Italian Club — 2500 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. The ceremony is schedu...

At PEARL AT LONGSHORE, WESTPORT CT In a wonderful location in the middle of the golf course of Westport, close to the see and the little harbor where lived for many years Scott Fitzgerald who wrote "The Great Gatsby" it will be celebrate a special night of Italian Fashion, Art, music and of course Food and Wine. On Thursday November 9th a group of...

On November 11 every year the United States observe Veterans Day, an official United States public holiday, that honors military veterans, those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Several Italian Americans were part of the US Forces through the decades. In particular, after Pearl Harbor many Italian citizens living in the United States w...

Ella Grasso famously never lost an election and Nov. 5, 1974 was no exception. A true political pioneer, Connecticut’s first woman governor was also the state’s first governor of Italian descent, as well as the first woman elected to lead any U.S. state in her own right (not as successor to her husband). Amid the post-Watergate Democratic sweep, Gr...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Milldale, Connecticut. Located at 1875 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, the new restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Southington Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will off...

Joseph Barbieri was honored Thursday for his years of good work and service in the city by being named the 2017 Italian Mayor of the Day and Lord Mayor for Columbus Day. The event was part of Torrington’s annual festivities celebrating Columbus Day and the city’s Italian citizens, who founded many of its neighborhoods and businesses and have integr...

Seventy seven years ago this month, members of Norwalk’s sizable Italian-American community gathered proudly in front of Columbus Elementary School on Concord Street and dedicated a monument honoring the school’s namesake. The Columbus Memorial Scholarship Fund donated $2,800 for the statue, which was built by a sculptor from Fairfield and dedicate...

As city workers tried tried again Wednesday to wash red paint from a statue of Christopher Columbus vandalized over the weekend, one of them remembered watching the sculpture’s unveiling with his mother in 1965, when he was 8 years old. “I thought it was an incredibly proud moment for the city of Bridgeport,” Kevin Monks said. “What a beautiful sta...