Former Boston police Commissioner Robert J. di Grazia died suddenly yesterday at his home office in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 90. Mr. di Grazia was a native of San Francisco, the son of immigrants from the Tuscany region of Italy. He was a graduate of Galileo High School in San Francisco and later graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degre...

JOIN US at I AM Books - 189 North St., Boston MA 02113. One of Italy's most prominent writers, Domenico Starnone, will visit I AM Books at 12:30 p.m. on April 25 for a signing of his new novel. Trick is a gripping, wry, brilliantly devised drama, “an extremely playful literary composition,” as Jhumpa Lahiri describes it in her introduction, about a...

Italian technology equipment-maker Seica Inc. is moving its North American Headquarters to Ward Hill Business Park, bringing along 16 current employees and plans to hire more. "This is their new North American headquarters and their plans are to hire as they grow. And the type of jobs they are talking about are highly skilled, degreed positions and...

Woburn-based Italian restaurant Tre Monte is planning to expand to Boston’s North End, reports Boston Restaurant Talk, taking over the Limoncello 2 space at 76 Salem St. Tre Monte’s owner and chef, Antony Contarino, confirmed the news to Eater, as did a representative for Limoncello 2. Limoncello 2, which opened under a year ago, thanked its custom...

New York and Boston may have long been thought of as two of the most Catholic metropolises in America—largely due to the long history of Irish and Italian immigration there. But a new study from the Barna Group shows the most Catholic city in America is way down South: Lafayette, Louisiana, is 50 percent Catholic. In fact, the only northeastern are...

On Saturday, April 21, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society will give the first of three guided walking tours that highlight the Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill. This first tour concerns the Germantown Avenue corridor in North Chestnut Hill and will concentrate on several institutional and commercial structures. These inclu...

Spring is upon us, which has us reaching toward light, fresh flavors. Aromatic and delicate, pesto is perfect for the season. While often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb pestare, or "to grind." Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with oliv...

The 14 companies of the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence network - Molini Riggi, Bruno Ribadi Brewery, Made Fruit, Marullo srl, Tonnino Winery, Gustibus Alimentari, Miscela D'Oro, Asaro, Pannitteri, Valle del Dittaino, Olive di Sicilia, Sabadì, Caffo Distillery, Chioccilia - from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April will have the opportunity to meet 8...

Fri, April 20, 2018. 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT. LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts - 41 Hampshire Street - Cambridge, MA 02139. Welcome to the Duello ai fornelli - Pasta Cacio e Pepe Challenge. Register here The four Italian Students Societies (BU, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern) of the Great Boston Area, with the precious help of the Emma...

Dozens of people circled the tables and lined the counters of Don's Diner Monday morning, and nearly every one was a friend of Sett Firmani. The lifelong Leominster resident celebrated his 90th birthday this week with a breakfast that brought together many of the people he's worked alongside during his long career as a community volunteer. For deca...