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St. Leonard's Parish in the North End is kicking off their 150th Anniversary year with a special mass to be celebrated by Boston Archbishop Sean Cardinal O'Malley OFM Cap. at Noon, this Sunday, January 8th, at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, 320 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113. St. Leonard's holds a special place in the hearts of the Italian-A...

Sunday, January 8, 2023, 4:00 PM EST. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts - 41 Hampshire Street - Cambridge, MA. Please join us as we welcome La Befana back to Boston this year! This annual event sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy Boston, The Dante Alighieri Society, Comites Boston, and C.A.S.IT celebrates the traditional Italian holi...

Steven Guarnaccia is something of a renaissance man in the art world. Born in Fairfield and now living in Brooklyn, N.Y., Guarnaccia is a graphic designer, illustrator of children’s books, a professor in the department of Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and a curator. “I grew up in Fairfield and my parents were both s...

Lately, I’ve got about 16+ tabs open in my browser at all times. There are a few duplicates–dedicated to the same family tree page on Ancestry.com, a scan of my great-grandfather’s naturalization document, Google Translate, a Facebook group dedicated to Italian Americans pursuing Citizenship, a half-drafted email to the small commune where my great...

The family of late Boston Mayor Tom Menino continues to carry out his legacy through his annual Christmas Eve tradition. For the 29th year, Menino's family teamed up with Catholic Charities Boston to donate toys, food and clothing to more than 300 families in the Bowdoin-Geneva community. Saturday's event marked the 29th annual toy delivery since M...

Once upon a time, there were so many Italian relatives in my family that every table, chair and corner was occupied in my Nonna’s large kitchen. Every Christmas Eve, my grandparents’ house was bustling with laughter and sweet homemade wine poured from my grandfather’s own hand. I grew up in the late 1950s, enjoying my father’s seven siblings and fa...

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma coached the Huskies Sunday at No. 20 Maryland just three days after losing his mother, Marsiella. Marsiella Auriemma, who turned 91 in June, died on Thursday, according to a UConn spokesperson. Auriemma's father, Donato, died in 1997 during the Big East Tournament and associate head coach Chris Dailey to...

The fight to preserve the legacy of 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus in Stamford has moved from the city square to the school board. After successfully staving off pressure in 2020 to remove the statue of Columbus in a downtown city park, a group of Italian-Americans is now fighting to keep Columbus Day a holiday in Stamford schools as th...

The Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport presented eight area Italian Americans with the John A. Arcudi, Esq Award for their professional success and service to others. The following eight Italian Americans were honored at Trumbull’s Tashua Knolls banquet facility before 180 guests: Mario Bartoli of Trumbull, Frank T. Gennari...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary, the North End Athletic Association will bring Santa to visit the residents of the North End. Santa will arrive by helicopter on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at 12:30 pm, at the Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue, Boston. Miss Massachusetts Scarlet Ramirez, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Wally and Tessie of the Bos...

In a residential area west of downtown Keene, there are still signs of what was once the city’s Italian neighborhood. Drive up Island Street and you’ll pass Carbone’s Window and Awning, founded decades ago by a son of immigrants. A few blocks away, members gather at the William Marconi Italian Club. Now, the Keene Heritage Commission is turning to...

The design for a new statue for Wooster Square in New Haven has been approved to replace the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in 2020. The new statue that will honor Italian-American heritage was approved at a Board of Alders meeting on Monday night. The statue depicting an Italian family will be just feet away from where the Christophe...