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On Friday, May 30, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh welcomed his colleague from Rome, Ignazio Marino, to City Hall to talk traffic and several other initiatives the two cities will work together on. After the meeting, Mayor Marino headed down to the BSA Space for a lecture titled "Traffic Advisory, From Rome to the North End: Life without driving".  ...

For the June 2015 Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival's undertaking to produce all three of the extant operas of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) — The Monteverdi Trilogy — with a cohesive artistic and scholarly vision, is a momentous occasion in the modern revival of Baroque opera. Monteverdi was the first great genius in the history of opera...

By Ben Lambert   Joseph Petricone Sr. died Wednesday evening at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy as a pillar of the Torrington community. He operated Petricone's Pharmacy, at 110 East Main St., following in the footsteps of his father, Fiore, who opened the location in 1930.   "He was a gentle giant - warm, caring," said Jo...

Bill Corvo is angry. It's not so much that the statue of Christopher Columbus at Harbor Park overlooking the Connecticut River was vandalized some time in the last month as the fact that its significance to the Italian-American community was marred by the act.   Corvo's father Biaggio "Max" Corvo, who died in 1994, was one of the hundre...

Vermont Theatre Company's first play of the 2016-17 season, "They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!" wraps up its run this weekend. According to a news release, this Italian farce about the common people's backlash against high prices and an unfair government is a poignant, heartwarming story of how a downtrodden people satisfies its need for food while ke...

Federal Hill? What's that? Some members of the Federal Hill Commerce Association think tourists who don't live in Rhode Island might be puzzled at signs pointing to the Hill — and an outsider wouldn't know it's the Italian neighborhood. Therefore, at a meeting this week they explored the idea of re-branding it — as a more enticing name people...

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants" Per...

By Jesse Gosselin   News 8 is celebrating the contributions of Italian Americans to Connecticut throughout the week of May 4th through 8th, and everyone is welcome to come join us live for the celebration!   We're taking our newscasts on the road to New Haven, Middletown, Waterbury, Hartford, and North Haven, and you're welcome to com...

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 the local chapter of Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo will sponsor our semiannual Dinner/Dance at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester. Music by Angelo Coviello. The menu, catered by Oliva's, will include an assortment of antipasti, two entrées, side dishes and dessert.   As on previous occasions, those who wis...

Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has left Boston's WHDH 7, New England One has confirmed. Cheryl has been with WHDH, which recently lost its NBC affiliation, since January 2014. She is the latest on-air talent to leave WHDH, which has lost ten others over the last 18 months.   An award-winning broadcast journalist, Cheryl was most...

Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and who, between his Tour victories, secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. "This thoroughly documented biography is both inspiring and immensely enjoyable." - Publishers Weekly &nbs...

by Daniel Victor   Most of the United States knows the second Monday of October, a federal holiday since 1934, as Columbus Day. Because of a national debate about whetherChristopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who landed on American shores, is worthy of celebration, Brown University has instead called the holiday Fall Weekend since 2...