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Growing up in Wooster Square meant that we didn’t have to experience ethnic or cultural prejudice, and that made life much more comfortable for us all. Just about everyone had the same ethnic background, and things that might have seemed strange to others were ordinary to us. For instance, most of us lived in a bilingual environment. Whether first...

Anthony “Nappy” Napolitano stood at the podium inside the historic and nationally famous Italo-American Club of Rhode Island in Providence Monday night and declared, “the greatest contribution I have made to this club is George Lazzareschi Jr.” That statement set off one of many standing ovations, as Napolitano and Lazzereschi embraced on a night p...

February 5- March 1, 2020. Gallery hours 12-5PM Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Galatea Fine Art, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118. Christine Palamidessi's large mixed media monotypes and plaster talismans are inspired by the 900-year-old frescoes she found in out-of-the-way chapels, crypts and Crusader hideaways in Southern Italy. “During that...

Siamo nel cuore di New Haven al 31.mo piano del Financial Building nell’ufficio del giudice federale Guido Calabresi, ex Professore di giurisprudenza e Dean della prestigiosa Law School della Yale University. Vogliamo augurare al giudice buon compleanno, ed abbiamo colto l’occasione per intervistarlo e parlare un po’ della sua vita e della sua bril...

Saturday January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. Robert Cocuzzo is a Boston-based author whose latest book, The Road to San Donato, has been lauded by Booklist as “a delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists–and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.” The Road to San Donato tells t...

Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa will perform a concert of Italian organ music on Sunday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church, showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ recitals in...

A 95-year-old woman who lost her life savings to a con artist got it all back, and then some, when hundreds of people attended a fundraiser hosted by her state’s former governor. Barbara Hinckley of Auburn, Maine, was tricked into sending at least $16,000 to a scammer claiming to work at Publishers Clearing House in November. The scammer said she h...

January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where Langone Park is located today. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured when the tank ruptured and exploded on Janua...

Once up on a time, you could get all of your prescriptions filled and all of your drug store necessities right on Main Street in South Medford. There was Yale Drug Store and Harvard Drug Store. Yale Drug, in its original location, had a Bunsen burner in the window. “People would tend to use one drug store or the other, not both,” says Nancy Chito....

It’s no secret that Joseph Spremulli, the ageless president of the Pannese Society of Rhode Island, has made a habit of helping people in need, especially during the holiday season. “I don’t like seeing people struggle, especially when it comes to food,” Spremulli, who will soon turn 88, said recently while loading up a record number of food basket...

The Italian radio program Melodie E Ricordi WNTY 990 am celebrated its 50th anniversary with over 400 guests at Aria Banquet Facility in Prospect. The night was a great celebration which included the town of Southington surprising WNTY with an official proclamation and citation, recognition plaques were presented to past and present radio personali...

Several months ago I was given a ride from an Italian woman who lives part time with her husband in a small town in Istria, but who works in a hospital in Trieste. As we made our way to the train station, one of us mentioned that the Chinese were investing in this or that feature of the city, probably the harbor; it is funny that it was one of thos...