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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...

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.   &nb...

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned f...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street will be hosting a free showing of the highly anticipated documentary, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, November 5th, doors open at 6:30pm, reservations are required and can be made by visiting NorthEndBoston.org, or by calling (617) 87...

Dear Friends of Italy, October is the ITALIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH; Let's celebrate the kick off together on October 1st at the Massachusetts State House at 10:30am.   Out of a rich calendar, I would like to bring to your attention three events in particular. On October 4th there will be the International Conference on "GALILEO AND SUNSP...

Anche Boston rende noti i nomi dei consiglieri eletti all'interno del nuovo Comites. Sono risultati eletti per la "Lista Civica Uniti per Boston": Susi Domenico (438 preferenze; Pasquale Maurizio (357; Mustone Alberto (356 ); Di Carlo Nadia (277); Abbadessa Giovanni (194); Burdi Luciana (193); Natale Romagnoli Rosetta (189); Mesiti Rocco Antonio (...