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Louis Trubiano's long-sought-after retirement project started years ago with his maternal grandfather, Luigi Pica, who came here from Italy in 1914, worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy his whole adult life and was extremely proud of his American citizenship, granted in 1930. "He was very stoic, a solid, hard-working guy," Trubiano said. Pic...

Former Haverhill city councilor and Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President Joseph J. Bevilacqua this week was presented with the UNICO Merrimack Valley Leadership Award. UNICO Merrimack Valley is a chapter of the largest Italian-American service organization in the country that was founded in 1922. UNICO Board President Domenico Staniscia p...

Dear teachers and colleagues, the XXIV edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (SLIM), scheduled for October 14-20, is approaching and we are pleased to announce the release of the new contest dedicated to students of Italian in the New England consular district. The SLIM 2024 theme is “Italian and the Book: the world between the l...

Left Bank Books invites the public to a free talk and book signing by writer and university professor Anna Monardo on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 pm. Her recently released memoir, After Italy: A Family Memoir of Arranged Marriage, tells the story of two marriages undone by a dowry and the fallout from that rift on three generations of a Southern Itali...

This week, the joyous cries of “Viva San Pietro!” will ring out through St. Peter’s Square in Gloucester (MA) and beyond for the 97th annual St. Peter’s Fiesta, an expression of faith, family and fun sponsored by the city’s Italian-American fishing community since 1927. The five-day celebration highlighting the diverse heritage, history and traditi...

“What Once Was Promised” by Louis Trubiano has been released worldwide. This 257-page novel tells the story of a multigenerational Italian family as they navigate the turmoil and quickly changing landscape of Boston, Massachusetts. Following three young Italian immigrants and one American-born Italian, the novel traces their diverging paths from se...

David Lee strummed a guitar while sitting on his front porch in New Haven. He lives two blocks away from Wooster Square Park, where the city installed a new sculpture representing an Italian American immigrant family, replacing a controversial one of Christopher Columbus which was removed by the city. Lee understands why the old statue means so muc...

A local exhibit is set to open in central Massachusetts to honor Italian teen Carlo Acutis set to be declared a saint. Pope Francis paved the way for the canonization of the first saint of the millennial generation last Thursday, attributing a second miracle to a 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006. Carlo Acutis was born...

Settled in a quiet neighborhood alongside Highway 16 in Hartland is the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic parish, 313 Circle Drive. Three years ago in April 2021, the parish broke ground on a new worship center. Two weeks ago, a dedication Mass was held, opening the church to the public and boasting northern Italian architecture and meticulously hand-c...

In 1889, members of the Italian community in Wooster Square, led by Paulo Russo, decided to establish their own parish instead of continuing to have to attend mass at St. Patrick's Church on Grand Avenue. They dedicated it to St. Michael the Archangel. The church occupied several sites before the edifice on Wooster Place, which had served as a Bapt...

When George Mather, of Raynham, reflects on his close friendship with Paul Posti, a personal chef for Frank Sinatra, a prevailing thought comes to mind. “The most notable thing to me was he was a great Patriot,” Mather said of Posti during an interview with the Herald. “He loved this country … defended this country.” Posti, a North End native, boas...

 (Pictured, from left): Greater New Haven Italian American Heritage Committee Treasurer Sal Decola, committee member Mike Luzzi, Mayor Dorinda Borer, and newly sashed honorees Celia Pinzi and Mark Consorte are all smiles at the committee’s Kickoff Dinner at Cielo Banquet Hall on Wednesday. The fundraising dinner recognized Consorte, a longtime s...