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North End business owner, resident and Neighborhood Council member, Philip Frattaroli, is seriously considering a run for Boston City Councilor At-Large. The race to follow Tom Menino as Boston's next Mayor has opened up at least two of the four City Councilor At-Large seats for new candidates with sitting councilors John Connolly and Felix Arroyo...

by Michael Lewis   When: June 18-September 2Where: International Poster Gallery- 205 Newbury St, Boston Wanderlust is the theme of our 21st annual Summer Show titled "That's Amore" – Travel Posters to Love." The exhibition traces the fascinating development of travel posters to Italy, the "Sunny Boot of Europe," from the rise of the railroa...

by Shawn R. Beals   The 93rd annual St. Sebastian Feast will be held Friday through Sunday at St. Sebastian Church on Washington Street. The yearly festival is a celebration of Sicilian heritage featuring the running of the I Nuri after Sunday morning's Mass. Entertainment and attractions include traditional Italian food, carnival activ...

On Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, Anthony V. Riccio returns to talk about his new book, Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, history stories told by elderly Italian American women all over the state through oral history interviews and photographs.   This book uncovers the...

by The Craco Society   With the closing of St. Joseph's Church the Society's plan to preserve the 114 year old statue of San Vincenzo and the relic from 1769 is moving forward. We are working with the Archdiocese of NY to complete a "Memo Of Understanding" that will include details about how we will wo...

by Leslie Lake   Pat Cutrone, St. Ann Club Feast chairman for the past 10 years, credited beautiful weekend weather, top-notch musical entertainment, and the efforts of more than 100 Club volunteers, for record-breaking attendance numbers on Thursday and Friday at the popular annual waterfront event. "I'm not sure of the exact attendance, b...

The Italian Heritage Committee of Massachusetts will be hosting a fundraiser concert at the Dante Aligheri Cultural Center On November 8, 2015. "The Classics," an Italian trio from Ortona in the Abruzzo region, will be performing "Songs That Unified Italy."   If you are interested in attending the event, you can call Lino Rullo at 617-447-05...

Mike Petrucelli of Milford spent many years with the Milford Rotary and many years working at the annual lobster bake, which was held this past Saturday. But it had been awhile since Petrucelli managed to get to the event he had devoted so much time to because he's getting up there in age. He's 92, and it's getting harder for him to get around...

The green, white and red lines are going down on the streets and local businesses are coming together as the community prepares to celebrate Italian heritage with the annual Italian-American Festival during the final weekend of the month.   As the even draws closer, however, Southington police are asking residents and visitors to take note o...

By Scott Mackay John O. Pastore was a legendary Rhode Island political figure, the son of immigrants and the first Italian-American elected as a governor and a U.S. Senator.   A dominant figure in state politics, Pastore had a distinguished 26-year tenure in the Senate and never lost an election in a long career that began in the doldrums o...

When: October 5, 2014Where: Boston Symphony Hall — 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115 The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital.   Read more &...

Speaking and praying in both Italian and English, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rocco, providing a spiritual start to the 89th annual St. Peter's Italian Bazaar.   During the Mass at St. Peter Church in Portland, the bishop expressed his joy at celebrating the Mass and his wish for a goo...