Not only is Boston’s Little Italy one of the most flavorful and aroma filled neighborhoods in the city to dine, but the North End is also host to some of Boston’s most historic sites. No matter the time of year, there is always something going on in the city’s oldest residential one-square-mile waterfront community, which was founded in the early 1...

Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori is as esteemed in his homeland as his American contemporary Bob Dylan.  After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.  A pair of intimate theater shows has been announced for Sunday, November 5th at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA (Bo...

Couldn’t the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee find an Italian-American who didn’t go to prison for public corruption to honor with a public service award? Former House speaker and convicted felon Sal DiMasi was recently recognized by a North End community organization, at an event attended by Mayor Marty Walsh and City Council President...

The October 2017 Italian American Heritage Kick Off at Massachusetts State House was sponsored by the Italian Consul General Nicola De Santis and the Italian American Heritage Committee. Speaker of the House Rep. Robert De Leo served as Master of Ceremonies ushering in a full month of activities all over the Commonwealth run by Italian and Italian-...

La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

Peter F. Tardo of Taunton, who leaves family in Bourne, died at his home October 6. He was 76. Mr. Tardo, who was born in Boston's North End and grew up in South Boston, was the son of Peter A.V. Tardo and Maria (Ciampa) Tardo. He graduated from Gate of Heaven High School and furthered his education at Fisher Junior College and Providence College w...

You’ve always thought about going to an opera, but, well, it just seems so darned…operatic. Too big, too much, not relatable. And then, of course, there’s Tosca. Boston Lyric Opera Artistic Director Esther Nelson describes Puccini’s opera as the “gateway drug” for newcomers to opera, because once you hear it, you’re hooked. Nelson took time to spea...

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join the 2017 Columbus Day Parade in Revere this coming Monday, Oct. 9. Baker and Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo, the parade’s grand marshall, and other Revere city officials in marching along the route.  “We are honored to welcome the governor and the lieutenant. governor to Revere for thi...

Tuesday, October 17 | 7:00pm-9:00pm | Department of Romance Languages - Boston College | Lyons Hall | Room 316 | 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill Lo spirito liberale e nazionale che aleggia in Italia nell'Ottocento, ed i principi già affermati per l'umanità dalla Rivoluzione Francese, anche di derivazione illuministica, come l'eguaglianza, li...

The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza at 1:00PM. The parade will make its way through downtown Boston and the waterfront, past the Christopher Columbus Park and into the North End.  The parade will include Boston Police and Fire honor guard, military personnel and vehicles, marching ba...