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by Ben Thompson   Fifteen graduating seniors from several Brockton area high schools were presented with scholarships earlier this month by the Brockton chapter of the Sons of Italy. The scholarships, totaling around $10,000, were awarded to the group of winners from a pool of applicants comprised of family of Sons of Italy Christopher...

by Claudia Astarita   Andrea Pugliese, an expert in job policies, has just launched the Art Hub Carrara as a unique Italian incubator for the professions related to contemporary art. Pugliese's idea was the one of connecting the manufacturer sector with the digital one as well as of mixing tradition and modernity.   Art Hub aims at fo...

by Kathy Salvati   When Peter Bilello took his granddaughter to his local Subway restaurant, he found something he thought was lost forever. The 86-year-old Italian immigrant lives alone in Hartford, Connecticut, after the death of his wife Grace from cancer in November.   Seven years ago, in 2009, Mr Bilello came up with a compl...

By Pamela Silvestri   Seafood, store-made pasta, international cheeses, prime meat, sausages, fresh mozzarella and a full line of Italian specialty items will be the product line-up available at D'Vento in West Brighton. Chris Vento, the store's proprietor, says the store's shelves will be stocked in the next few days. The entrepreneur...

by Jeff Green   The fireworks of tradition reflected on the windows of new high-rise apartment complexes, and families of all backgrounds celebrated in the streets Sunday with Italian Americans whose families are among the oldest in the borough.   The past and present melded at the 86th annual St. Rocco Feast, organized by the Saint R...

The Stone presents guitarist and composer Marco Cappelli's Residency commemorating his 50th birthday celebrations with concerts, film and theater events from September 8th through the 13th. Performances play The Stone (Corner of Avenue C & Second Street NY - F to Second Avenue). Tickets are $15 and are available only at the door. For more,...

by Tiziana Grassi   La Grande Emigrazione italiana tra Otto e Novecento ha trovato il suo giusto quadro in un prestigioso lavoro scientifico: il Dizionario Enciclopedico delle Migrazioni Italiane nel Mondo. L'ex presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano, nel suo saluto agli italiani nel mondo, lo ha definito "una vera e propria summa di...

by Scott Willis & A.J. Abell The summer festival season continues this weekend in downtown Syracuse. The 17th annual Italian heritage celebration kicked off Friday morning and continues through Sunday. Festival president Ginny Lostumbo says along with all the food and festivities, every year they try to add an educational element to the feast....

Tucked away in the most unlikely location just outside Saugus center is a treasured spot for Italian fare. Sandwiched in between a bustling convenience store and a Dunkin Donuts, La Vita Mia's unassuming exterior has kept the restaurant a hidden gem, and that's just how the locals prefer it.   Owner and Head Chef Gaetano "Danny" De Simone's...

by Jill Wendholt Silva   "What's up?" Italian-born chef Lidia Bastianich asks the rooster that lightly pecks at her sandals. "You know, you'd make a good sauce!" At the start of the week she was cooking risotto for Pope Francis and by the end hosting her third annual benefit dinner at the Boys Grow Farm in Grandview.   Bastianich...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Grand Colonial Restaurant in Hampton at 6:45 p.m. The members of the club will share the origin on their Italian ancestors and some interesting stories about their Italian heritage.   There will also be representatives from M...

By Carol Sponagle Children's menu? No, but staff will accommodate. What I ordered: My date (husband) and I ordered a gluten-free sausage and pepperoni pizza and the nightly special: spinach and cheese stuffed shells with meat sauce, which included Boccardi's special salad and a basket of fresh rolls. Dessert was limoncello cake and cannoli....