Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella reached a milestone at Monday night’s inauguration ceremony. Once Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito swore him (plus city councilors and School Committee members) into office, Mazzarella wrapped up his 25th year leading the city. “Twenty-five years of an open door policy,” he said in his State of the City address. “Twenty-five y...

Antonio “Anthony” Phililp Tedesconacque a Musellaro (comune autonomo fino al 1927 in provincia di Chieti), frazione di Bolognano, in via Centrale, il 7 gennaio del 1899 da Domenico (trentatreenne “contadino” nato a Musellaro) e Reginalda Santilli (ventinovenne nata Vittorito). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi all’allora Sindaco di Musellaro...

On a brisk winter day, Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, gestured towards the spot where a tank in Boston's North End burst, releasing a tsunami of hot molasses into the streets 100 years ago, on January 15, 1919. "So, that green sign right there is exactly the site of the outside wall of the tank. Ships t...

Chef Tiffani Faison has already created a food empire in the Fenway with three wildly different concepts: barbecue-driven Sweet Cheeks, Southeast Asian-inspired Tiger Mama, and snack bar Fool’s Errand. This summer, she’ll tap into Italian cuisine with Orfano, scheduled to open in the Pierce Boston building at the corner of Boylston Street and Brook...

The Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 will offer registration for its 12-week 2019 spring semester of Italian classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Margaret’s School, 111 Winn St., Burlington. Classes will begin Feb. 6 at the same location and cover six levels of beginner, intermediate to advanced, depending on one’s prior knowledge in speaking...

As you know, the Pirandello Lyceum has become an active member of the Italian American Alliance.  As the President of the Pirandello Lyceum I am a member of the  Board of Directors. The Italian American Alliance was formed over a year ago to address the growing effort of many in American society to revise the history of many cultures in such a way...

School officials in Framingham rejected a bid to replace Columbus Day on the school calendar with “Indigenous Peoples Day,” but added indigenous peoples to the commemoration. The Framingham School Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday night to approve the change, with the majority seizing on a compromise offered by the superintendent of schools. The four-m...

For many, a ski trip to Italy might not be within reach this winter. But Eataly, the popular Italian marketplace located in the Prudential Center in Boston, is hoping to give visitors the next best thing. The return of the “Après Ski Festival," modeled after “indulgent post-skiing festivities” in Italy, invites guests to visit Eataly for an atmosph...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

January 15 - 6 p.m. IAM Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. Leonardo Luccone – Remembering Boston’s Great Molasses Flood. Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston. The source of what became known as the “Great Molasses...