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by Jessica Selby   Saint Mary's Feast is well-known to many across the state, but thanks to a local woman, the annual event may just attract an even wider audience. Aly Migliori grew up in an Italian-American family that made it a tradition to attend the Cranston feast every year. She said even though she always enjoyed going on the rid...

After the Americans' victory in the Revolutionary War — and the unshackling of the colonies from the mercantile system of England — the first Congress under the new U.S. Constitution faced some daunting challenges.   America was still dependent on the manufacturing system of England for providing goods in exchange for raw materials. How coul...

The 80th annual St. Mary of Carmen Society's Festival will take place from July 15-19 at Pellegrini Park, Hawthorn Street, Nonantum.The entertainment lineup:Wednesday, July 15 -- Italian Connection, 7 p.m.Thursday, July 16 -- Rock Salt, 7 p.m.; Living on a Bad Name (Bon Jovi Tribute Band), 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 -- The Legit Band, 7 p.m.Saturda...

by Ted Booker Childhood memories were rekindled this weekend for Italian-Americans who grew up in the Watertown neighborhood known as "the flats." Sunday evening from St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St., participants in the Procession of Mount Carmel marched on these familiar streets, where older residents remember watching the ceremony as...

by Pete Fontaine Did you ever wonder about your heritage? If you're an Italian-American and would like help tracing your family heritage, the ageless Pannese Society of Providence, dating back to 1909, may be able to help. On Thursday, July25, the Pannese Society will hold a unique cultural event entitled "Meet Your Surnames" at Ciara Re...

After a devastating August earthquake in central Italy, members of The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts knew they had to help. So they are sponsoring a pasta dinner on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 56 Margaret St. in Springfield.   "We are doing this for those in need," said Stephanie Spolzino, president of the It...

Two thousand thirteen is the year of Italian Culture in the United States and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is one organization that's undoubtedly on board with the initiative. Not only did the museum welcome the Roman bronze sculpture "Brutus" on January 18, but now the institution is also preparing to honor Michelangelo in a new exhibition. &nbs...

Join the Connecticut Region of NOIAW for a Private Tour of Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy ExhibitThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art   Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a tremendous influence on 17th Century art. Join NOIAW members and friends for a private docent tour of the exhibit. Learn about his use of dramatic lig...

L'Ippodromo del Mediterraneo ha indossato una significativa veste internazionale grazie alla presenza della delegazione italo-americana di Hartford, arrivata dagli USA a Floridia per festeggiare il 25° anniversario del gemellaggio delle due sisters cities.   In seno al convegno "Corse, Concorsi, Carrozze e Carretti" di sabato scorso, 29 giug...

By Alisha A. Pina   Over 12 hours on Saturday and Sunday at his City Hall wake, more than 7,500 people paid their respects to former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., the man many simply called "Buddy." and the city's longest serving mayor. Cianci, 74, died on Jan. 28. Since 1975, he had held office for 21 years.   It is the first kno...

Springfield's rich Italian heritage was on full display in the city's South End neighborhood on Sunday. The procession of the Madonna has been a tradition in Springfield's south end since Italian immigrants first settled in Springfield more than one hundred years ago. Following the Sunday service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, dozens of the f...

Visit the Milford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for Viva Italy: A Musical Tour with Enzo Boscarino. Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, will serenade his audience with traditional Italian music from Liguria (Sanremo, Genova), Veneto (Venezia), down the peninsula through Tuscany (Firenze), Lazio (Roma), Campania (Napoli, Sorrento) and t...