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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, in partnership with COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) of Boston, has developed Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston. Boston's Italian community dates back to 1860, when the first imm...

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.   &nb...

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned f...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street will be hosting a free showing of the highly anticipated documentary, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, November 5th, doors open at 6:30pm, reservations are required and can be made by visiting NorthEndBoston.org, or by calling (617) 87...

Dear Friends of Italy, October is the ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH; Let's celebrate the kick off together on October 1st at the Massachusetts State House at 10:30am.   Out of a rich calendar, I would like to bring to your attention three events in particular. On October 4th there will be the International Conference on "GALILEO AND SUNSP...

Anche Boston rende noti i nomi dei consiglieri eletti all'interno del nuovo Comites. Sono risultati eletti per la "Lista Civica Uniti per Boston": Susi Domenico (438 preferenze; Pasquale Maurizio (357; Mustone Alberto (356 ); Di Carlo Nadia (277); Abbadessa Giovanni (194); Burdi Luciana (193); Natale Romagnoli Rosetta (189); Mesiti Rocco Antonio (...

More than 100 gathered at the Storrowtown Tavern & Carriage House Saturday for the UNICO Club of Springfield's 2015 Person of the Year Ceremony.   This year, the honor went to state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr., who represents the 12th Hampden District, which includes parts of Springfield and Wilbraham.   Read more   Source:&...

Now playing at Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield, "An Italian Wife" is an expansive theatrical exploration of an Italian-American family saga spanning the 20th century. Presented by Epic Theatre Company, the broad and oftentimes poignant treatment follows an Italian immigrant and her family over the course of her 100-year life. "An Italian...

The Massachusetts State House welcomed a very special guest on March 17. Receiving an official citation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker, Giovanni Russo was recognized for his 74 years of exemplary labor. His entire family was present at the ceremony inside the State Chamber, including his wife of 60 years, Lucia; his daughters Connie, Julie and Veroni...

Heralded for their "informed and impassioned music making" (Music & Vision), Boston based Sarasa has presented concerts throughout the United States and made international appearances in Ireland, Cuba, and India since 1999.   For their return to the BEMF concert stage, Sarasa's ensemble of five virtuoso string players offers a program of...

Sunday's Columbus Day parade will be the last year Tom Menino is part of the event as mayor. The guest of honor at the cocktail reception kicking off Columbus Day weekend in the North End, the irrepressible Thomas M. Menino, is the center of adulation, as he has been for two decades, on Friday night, where he received an award from the Columbu...