NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

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...

The Connecticut Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of Connecticut's most prominent and pioneering women at its eighth annual Epiphany Celebration brunch and silent auction event, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT.   Master of Ceremonies, U.S. Congressw...

by Lisa Cappuccio When: Wednesday, October 1st at 10:00 – 12:00pmWhere: Boston City Hall's Piemonte Room, which is located on the 5th Floor. Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Sal LaMattina will host this year's Italian flag raising at Boston City Hall in honor of Italian-American Heritage Month. Join friends and families in a community...