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By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Angelo Tomasso, Sr. Lodge #2165 will be holding a Charity Breakfast in support of local and national charities including Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.   The event will take place on Sunday, April 21,from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the New Brit...

By Joey Cresta PORTSMOUTH — With about 60 members now inducted into the Italian-American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth, the group is planning both fun events and service projects for its membership and the wider community.   The association, formed to preserve, celebrate and share Italian heritage and have some fun along the wa...

Our beloved Italian American War Vets Post 6, the only Veterans post still standing in East Boston has been renovated. Please join us in a ribbon cutting and party. The post is open for membership of veterans and supporters. Food and drinks   Friday august 9 - h. 7.30 PM in EDT Italian American War Veterans (Post 6 East Boston)60 Paris St,...

On Sept. 13, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts unveiled a single-work exhibition showcasing the rare Renaissance painting Senigallia Madonna, by Italian master Piero della Francesca.On loan from Italy, the work will be on view in the United States for the first time. Stolen in 1975, the tempera and oil on panel painting was recovered the following year...

Michael Petrucelli, 88, believes it's important to give back to the community. He's given so much back that this year the Milford Columbus Committee has named him Milford's Italian American of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner dance Friday, Oct. 4, at Grassy Hill Country Club.   Petrucelli was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 23, 1924...

By Joseph Francis Michael Moscaritolo joemosc@gmail.com   I grew up in Roslindale, Massachusetts not far from St. Michael Cemetery. It seemed like everyone Italian was buried at St. Michael Cemetery. This cemetery has very large and fancy tomb stones along with ornate mausoleums.. I lived with my parents and sister on the 2nd floor...

by Kathy Salvati   When Peter Bilello took his granddaughter to his local Subway restaurant, he found something he thought was lost forever. The 86-year-old Italian immigrant lives alone in Hartford, Connecticut, after the death of his wife Grace from cancer in November.   Seven years ago, in 2009, Mr Bilello came up with a compl...

Tucked away in the most unlikely location just outside Saugus center is a treasured spot for Italian fare. Sandwiched in between a bustling convenience store and a Dunkin Donuts, La Vita Mia's unassuming exterior has kept the restaurant a hidden gem, and that's just how the locals prefer it.   Owner and Head Chef Gaetano "Danny" De Simone's...

The Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut holds its annual Distinguished Service Award dinner on May 1 at Anthony's Oceanview at 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. This years honorees are Neapolitan singer Nina Pane Sanseverino (daughter of legendary Neapolitan singer, Giuseppina Pan), Tenor Aaron Caruso, and author Anthony Tamburri. &nb...

Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company, is the recipient of the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee's 2016 Man of the Year Award.   The award will be presented at the organization's annual dinner on Saturday, May 14, at the Venus de Milo restaurant in Swansea, Mass. DiMuccio...

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the men of the Friends of the North End will celebrate their 44th annual reunion at the Sons of Italy Hall at 117 Swanton Street in Winchester, MA starting at 5 pm.   Anyone interested in attending can send a $60 check made out to Sam Viscione and mailed to him at 20 Hillcrest Road, Burlington, Ma. 01803. If o...