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It is almost time for the annual parade, great food and Italian heritage celebration on Federal Hill on Columbus Day Weekend. Considered the 'Heart beat of Providence" the Hill offers visitors "charm, warmth and hospitality dating back to the traditions of Italian immigrants who the fabric and character of the Hill for so long." The Association is...

An archive of author Mario Puzo's papers that includes multiple drafts of "The Godfather" novel and movie screenplay has sold at auction for $625,000. RR Auction of Boston announced that the 45-box archive sold Thursday to a bidder from the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous.   "The Godfather" material included thousands of pages, note...

After a delightful trip to the New Haven Little Italy, our next stop is a neighborhood in South Hartford, Connecticut. This neighborhood's main strip runs for about a quarter of a mile along along Franklin Avenue.   Underlying our journey is one major curiosity. Coming from Brooklyn, where all of the Italian neighborhoods throughout our enti...

While visiting Italy in 2005, photographer Margot Balboni was struck by the beauty of an 18th-century Neapolitan presepe (nativity scene) at the Cosma Damiano in Rome.   The figurines were elaborately clothed and the tale told was more than the narrowly focused story of the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph by his side, as is more...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentaz...

The Consul General of Italy in Boston Nicola De Santis and the October as Italian Heritage Month Committee cordially invite you to attend the 17th Anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month. Friday September 30th, 2016 at 6 PM sharp. State House, 3rd Floor - House of Representatives - 24 Beaco...

By Gail McCarthy   Paintings of Cape Ann and Italy are the crux of a new show by Italian-born artist Remo Ray Gaietto, which opens next Thursday, Oct. 3, at the North Shore Arts Association. The Oct. 3 reception for this show of 55 paintings coincides with the East Gloucester art association's second annual potluck dinner, open to the publi...

Peter C. Sugar's latest book "Impressions of Italy" is the best way to dive into the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes through the eyes of an architect. After obtaining his master's degree in Architecture at MIT, Sugar lived and worked in Italy for eight years, during which he honed his skills in drawing with hundreds of pen and ink k...

As part of the organization's recurring "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" series, the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will screen "Johnny Stecchino" on Friday, April 3. The screening of the 1991 comedy, which tells the tale of mistaken identity between a bus driver and a mob informant, will be presented by Dr. Rocco Mesiti, Ita...

By Farrah Duffany   Two nonprofits were each recently awarded $1,500 from the proceeds of the Italian-American festival in July. The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee presented Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts with the donation on Monday. The funds came from the beverage booth at the...

By Lisa Reisman   Anyone who's traveled through the center of Guilford at various times in the past year or so cannot have missed the purple emblazoning its churches, schools, and businesses. With its popular Italian Festival on Friday night, Aug. 26 and all day Saturday, Aug. 27, the St. George Men's Group will do its part to highlight...

Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. "It is a...