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by Arthur A. Lauretano   The Friends Of The North End sponsored a viewing this week of the new movie "Boston's North End – An Italian American Story", at the Sons Of Italy hall in Winchester, MA.    The film tells the story of the Italian immigrant migration to Boston's North End from the late 1800's to the current time. Featured...

Leonard S. Paoletta, former mayor of Bridgeport, will don the sash as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade & Celebration Grand Marshall.   Urging area residents to celebrate their Italian-American heritage, Paoletta, an Easton resident, becomes the Grand Marshall of the 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest running one in the s...

Apparently, Mario Motta has a successful medical career: Not only is he an established practicing cardiologist but he has also been the president of the Massachusetts Medical Association for many years. Yet he does not talk about it much.   Actually, asking him about his job can be a somewhat frustrating Q&A, where the A is usually a bri...

by Jeff Gebeau Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor of the orchestra, the opera and Greve-In-Chianti, the Itali...

È sabato 10 ottobre. Una bella giornata di sole, oggi, dopo l'acquazzone di ieri sera. La temperatura s'e' abbassata, l'aria fresca. Tira un po' di vento mentre ci rechiamo a Port Authority, Mario Fratti ed io, a prendere l'autobus per Boston. Come sempre un formicaio quel terminal, con gente che va e viene in un mondo sotterraneo dove s'arriva e s...

Fitchburg State University Professor Teresa Fava Thomas will present a program on migration from Italy to Central Massachusetts at The Gardner Museum on Thursday, May 12. The presentation will explore traditional life in the mountains above Venice, Italy, and the reasons why people migrated to Central Massachusetts between 1880 and 1920. The talk...

Pete Fontaine As part of the La Madonna della Difesa Feast this weekend, the café at Our Lady of Grace Church will open today at 5 p.m., featuring an Italian-American menu that will expand as the week goes on.   The four-day event is held annually the first weekend of September at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road in Johnsto...

Michael Caira contributed a great deal to the Wilmington community over his decades as Town Manager. And next month he will be honored for his countless hours of service.   The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, announced recently that it will honor Caira and other leaders in the Italian-Americ...

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane C.A.S.IT., Inc. will host its very first "Casino Night" Fundraiser. It will be held at Spinelli's Function Facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m.   During the Casino Night you will be able to enjoy a real casino experience with tables of R...

By Ken Borsuk   Together in spirit but separated by an ocean, residents and relatives of Rose, Italy, and Greenwich celebrated the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday. More than 40 Greenwich residents arrived at the old convent building at St. Michael Church on North Street for the second annual celebration of the patron saint of Rose, near...

Cari tutti, dear friends,Italianissimo 2015 takes place "sotto le stelle" in the enchanting Washburn Pavilion of Boston's Museum of Science on Friday, September 25th. With a unique view of the Charles River, bordered by the skylines of Boston and Cambridge, guests will enjoy an experience reminiscent of an evening in Trastevere punctuated by evocat...

By Sean Flynn The lyrics of the country classic, "I'm My Own Grandpa," are difficult to follow because of the convoluted relationships caused by generational intermarriages of two separate families.  The relationships between Italian-American families on Aquidneck Island don't go to that extreme, but when people are cousins through both thei...