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Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith has been awarded the Eduitalia Award for her passion and energy for the Italian language and culture. The award was presented by Italian Consul General Federica Serini at a ceremony last week attended by Eliot School teachers, families, and community members. “We are so grateful for our powerful partners...

Worcester Community Cable Access Executive Director Mauro DePasquale remembers driving down Main Street with the Rev. Michael P. Bafaro more than 20 years ago and noticing the vacant Home Federal Savings Bank. DePasquale told Bafaro, who was president of WCCA’s board of directors at the time, that the former bank building would make a much better h...

Saturday December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Memoir on Food and Family celebrates the rich culinary bounty Italian immigrants brought to Brooklyn. A powerful meditative reflection in photographs and interviews on the emotional connections—food, famil...

Lynn is a deep melting pot of different ethnicities and it takes digging to find a definitive history describing a specific nationality or ethnic or racial group’s origins and history in the city.  James Calogero provided a snapshot of Lynn’s Italian American population in1941 in an Item story that claims almost 12,000 residents of Italian descent...

When he takes the oath of office Sunday as Greenwich’s new first selectman, Fred Camillo will become the first person in town history to serve as first selectman, as a member of the state legislature and as a member of the Representative Town Meeting. The new office will be a new challenge for the lifelong town resident; and it will be a new chapte...

Michael DiIorio, age 76 of Norwalk, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 29, 2019, after a brief illness. He was the loving husband for 53 years of Sheila (Gero) DiIorio. Mike was born in Jelsi, Campobasso, Italy on April 30, 1943, the son of the late Frank and Maria (Grande) DiIorio and moved to the U.S. in 1955. He was a graduate of Br...

Instead of rewarding or surrendering to vandalism, the City of Providence ought to be prosecuting it. Unfortunately, Mayor Jorge Elorza has adopted a weak response to the repeated defacement of an 1893 statue of Christopher Columbus, by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, at Elmwood and Reservoir avenues. Only last month, on the eve of Columbus Day, someon...

Tantissime melodie proposte dal noto cantante Mauro Nardi e il DJ Francesco Castiglione alle circa 350 persone presenti, hanno allietato la serata trascorsa presso gli elegantissimi saloni dei Ristorante ARIA Banquet Hall di Prospect, CT per celebrare il 50.mo anniversario del programma in lingua italiana MELODIE E RICORDI trasmesso tutte le domeni...

Saturday December 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm. San Marino Ristorante - 111 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06702.The Italian-American Democratic Club of Waterbury will host its annual holiday dinner party. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to all persons who are active in the political arena, regardless of party affiliation, and is a way...

The Italian Center of Stamford (IC) has hired John Gervasi as the Director of Catering for their catering and banquet department, Serafina at the IC. “I am excited to join the talented team at this beautiful facility,” said Gervasi. “My goal is to take Serafina at the IC to the next level by expanding our menu selection and enhancing our offerings...

A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it and police are investigating. The statue was splashed with red paint Oct. 14, wh...

The Italian Thanksgiving in New England was and still is a piece de resistance – a masterpiece of Italian and American cooking. It’s also a result of Italian cooks who successfully resisted do-gooders trying to Americanize their food habits. An Italian Thanksgiving in the Italian cities like Waterbury, Conn., or Providence, R.I., or Revere, Mass.,...