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Boston was awash in green, white and red on May 31, when the third italianissimo! gala organized by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center was held. Set in the Burnham Building downtown, the event attracted hundreds of members of the community and beyond in a sign of support for establishing a new Italian cultural center in the city. "It is a...

The final spring screening of the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts' "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" will show the comedy "Pane e Tulipani" on Friday, May 1. The Italian film tells the story of Rosalba Barletta, an unappreciated housewife who starts a new life in Venice after being left behind on a family vacation.  ...

Grande Festa, sabato scorso in Connecticut, USA, a Stamford, per brindare alla Repubblica italiana e dare il benvenuto al nuovo Console Generale nella Tri-State Area, Ministro plenipotenziario, Francesco Genuardi. A promuovere ed organizzare l'evento è stata l'on. Fucsia Nissoli FitzGerald, deputata eletta nella Circoscrizione estera - Riparti...

Sacco and Vanzetti-- Author's Discussion - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Author Robert Knox will be discussing his recent novel, Suosso's Lane, about the Sacco & Vanzetti case. La Marcia del Delore, rare footage of the funeral, will also be shown.   Tuesday, August 30, 2106 - 7:00 pm at: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Bo...

by Jon Potter   Everybody has a Nonie. Seth Lepore just happens to have written a play about his. "She was the matriach of our family. She was the center of our universe," said Lepore, a nationally touring solo performer and former Brattleboro resident.   "She was just a spitfire, slightly crazy, non-stop-talking, no editing kin...

Plenty of contemporary directors feel compelled to leave a calling card on an opera's front porch, often by reinterpreting or updating a work in an original way, typically with the stated goal of making it more immediately resonant for today's audiences.   In this spirit, "Rigoletto" has been reimagined through the lens of Little Italy in th...

Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci, whose vision and leadership have had a profound impact on both the campus and the larger North Central Massachusetts region, today announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.   "I am honored to have been chosen to lead this great university and its ded...

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and...

SINCE HIS death last month, longtime Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been memorialized for any number of qualities: his genuine comfort among constituents; his firm control of City Hall; his enthusiasm for the problem-solving side of the job. He's also seen as a bridge-builder, one who helped to smooth over some of Boston's old divisions.   But t...

La Festa della Madonna della Libera, also known as A Taste of Italy, takes place the last weekend of June every year. The Cecemaggiore Club in Oakville's Taste of Italy gets underway on Friday and runs through Sunday. The annual weekend-long festival celebrates the members' Italian heritage and includes traditional dancing, live music, novelti...

by Matt Conti It's June in the North End! That means the beginning of the saint processions and feasts! First up is this Sunday, June 5th with the procession of Santa Maria di Anzano. The complete Summer 2016 Feast Schedule is shown below. Viva! North End. Italian Feasts & Processions. Summer 2016- June 5, 2016 – Santa Maria Di Anza...

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...