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Sunday, January 25 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Boston University, George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 2nd floor | 775 Commonwealth Avenue, BostonGiornata della Memoria 2015 - Remembrance Day 2015   Boston University and the Consulate General of Italy in Bostonin collaboration with AJC Boston, and The Consulate General of Israel to New Engla...

by Mark Zaretsky   The tight-knit bunch down at the beachside John Barone Bocce Court along the boardwalk thought they were doing a nice thing when they planted a little vegetable garden adjacent to the court. They just don't understand the mentality of people who walk around wrecking other people's good work. After coming up with...

By Korey Wilson University of Connecticut Stamford will host its second annual Italian American Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 8. The annual event highlights Stamford's Italian-American community and heritage with a lecture, food, crafts and music.   "We're really excited about this because during our initial event last year, w...

A local chapter of a national Italian-American service organization will hold its annual food and wine tasting this month in Springfield. Longmeadow's chapter of UNICO — the nation's largest Italian-American organization — will host its 16th annual Food and Wine Tasting event on Center Court at the Basketball Hall of Fame on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m....

From Italy to America combines an installation celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Italian-American community in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a complementary exhibition of black and white photographs from the show From Italy to America: The Photographs of Anthony Riccio, organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield University, Fai...

by Pete Fontaine   "This is without question one of the highlights of my career," Mayor Joseph Polisena said Monday evening following the historic signing of Johnston's Sister City partnership with Panni, Italy. "This begins a very special relationship with a very special town."   Polisena emceed a night of extraordinary pomp and circ...

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

Al Marotta's roots in the South End run deep. That's far from a figurative observation. One of Marotta's passions, and the former city councilman and state representative has many, is tending the fig tree his father, Salvatore, planted at his childhood home on Preston Street.   That was about 1950, when the Sicilian expat rose early eve...

The Venice Ghetto: 500 Years of Life. Film at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto - Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm - Museum of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Click here for more information   The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charmi...

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce awarded Roberto's Restaurant, Monroe, Business of The Year for 2016, during the Chamber's recent Annual Meeting. The award is given every year to the business that not only supports the community but other businesses in town as well. It is a true example of a successful and responsible business.   In 1982, Luig...

Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...