Boston City Council recognizes October as Italian-American month

Sep 23, 2023 277

BY: Sarah Elshaigi

Boston City Council announced a proposal on Wednesday that would recognize October as Italian-American month in Boston. The proposal was introduced by city councilor Gabriela Coletta and accepted by City Council during their weekly meeting. In her presentation of the resolution, Coletta — who represents East Boston, the North End and Charlestown — discussed her Italian-heritage and how her great-grandparents’ migrated to America in 1909.

“Italian-Americans here in Boston and across the country prioritize giving back to their communities and to others, they prioritize being civilly engaged and care for one another through small acts of kindness and charitable giving,” Coletta said.  

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