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"On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest offering in The Republican Heritage book series, lives up to its title at a special event on Saturday afternoon. The book will be available for sale at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's A Taste of Italy on Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the school auditorium at 36 Margaret St. in...

By Brad Petrishen Seventy-five years ago today, the fallout on U.S. immigrants from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. The FBI, on orders from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began rounding up Japanese people deemed "potentially dangerous," more than 100,000 of whom ended up in internment camps.   But while the story of Japane...

A century may have passed since Sebastiano and Salvatore Furnari came from Santa Maria di Licodia, Cantania to settle down in Massachusetts, but the Furnari name still stands strong in Andover. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a legacy extends to the aptly dubbed Furnari Farm Lane (formerly Cypress Lane) in Andover, complete wi...

American chef Mario Batali shares the ingredients to a good book in a 1 p.m. Writers on a New England Stage program Sunday at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.   He will share details from "Mario Batali Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from across the USA," which features tasty recipes from San Diego fish tacos to Boston cream pie....

At their December meeting, look members of the Wakefield Sons of Italy collected a trunk-load of care package items for our troops overseas. Toiletries, site snacks, games and other items were brought to Helping our Troops in Stoneham. Helping our Troops is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting soldiers from Massachusetts. This is a new cause for t...

Giornata internazionale delle donne in memoria di Rita Levi Montalcini - grande scienziata, attivista per i diritti delle donne e premio Nobel per la medicina nel 1986, scomparsa lo scorso dicembre. Succede a Boston, la capitale mondiale della ricerca, dove quest'anno l'8 marzo avra' un significato speciale: rendere un tributo ai meriti scientifici...

By Alana Melanson Five generations of Ann Pacetti's family have been involved with the Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge No. 169, Order Sons of Italy in America, beginning with her grandmother and continuing today with numerous grandchildren.   Pacetti, 91, who currently serves as treasurer, has been a part of the Fitchburg lodge for at...

The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut will host Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, for a book signing event Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven.   Several local women, including Anna Caccavale, are telling their...

by James Pasto   In his 1975 study of the North End, "The Italian-American child: His sociolinguistic acculturation," Fr. Lawrence Biondi stated that "The English spoken in the North End is English that is heard nowhere else in New England or Boston. North Enders have a strong tendency toward being uniquely apart — they are not quite Italian...

By Elissa Miolene Two hours southeast of Rome, salve a tiny town nestles in a valley of snow-capped mountains. With a population of 300, Settefrati stretches only two miles from end to end. And despite its location almost 7,000 miles from Stamford, nearly everyone there has an intimate connection to this bustling Connecticut city. For two per...

Fine settimana di lavoro a Boston per Francesca La Marca (Pd), che continua il suo contatto con i concittadini della sua ripartizione e il suo impegno di promozione per l'iscrizione nelle liste degli elettori in vista del rinnovo dei Comites, le cui elezioni sono state rimandate al 17 aprile 2015.   Sabato sera la parlamentare del Partito de...

You don't have to be Italian to eat spaghetti or to attend a Feast in the North End. And you don't have to be Italian to enjoy the film The Italian Americans* coming October 19th to the Beebe Library Lecture Hall. To help celebrate October being Italian Heritage Month, the Wakefield Sons of Italy is inviting the public to attend Part 1 of this...