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Ciao! If you’ve been to Boston, chances are that you’ve been to the North End. After all, it’s the Little Italy of Massachusetts, home to numerous Italian restaurants and bakeries as well as historical sites, shops, and other businesses. Whether you’re a foodie or a history buff, Boston’s North End is a must-visit location in the city. A trip to th...

The replacement for the Columbus statue in Wooster Square Park has hit a roadblock, with objections to its size and design as well as questions on compliance with historic district standards. A vote on the proposed four-figure family statue meant to honor Italian-American immigrants to Wooster Square has been put off until Jan. 12 as the project se...

After months of hard work (and many bumps along the way) we are thrilled to finally announce we are opening in our new space, at 124 Salem Street, in Boston's North End! Since announcing our plans earlier this year, there have been many exciting new initiatives, as well as a number of setbacks that delayed our opening date. But all of that is behin...

Sometimes we all find ourselves longing for a vacation out of the country. There is so much to be seen, touched, and tasted in other parts of the world, but it’s not always easy to hop on a plane and fly somewhere new. Luckily, you can sometimes find a little slice of another country right here in America, and we think the Little Italy of Providenc...

I am proud to announce that my latest book "THE EXCEPTIONAL MISS UCCELLO: THE LEGACY OF HARTFORD'S FIRST FEMALE MAYOR" " is now available on Amazon both as e-book and paperback here.  The daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker and a conservative Republican in a city where Democrats, lead by the legendary State and National Party Chairman John Bailey, hel...

Angelo R. Lauro, 87, of Providence, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 3, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Rachiele) Lauro for 65 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Angelo and Helen (Bellini) Lauro. Angelo was the owner and operator of Bellini Jewelers in Johnston. He wa...

December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian Amer...

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Msgr. Nicholas V. Grieco. Msgr. Nick was an active and vital part of The Craco Society who contributed greatly to our efforts to maintain our history, culture, and traditions. He will be missed greatly. A wake will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6-8pm at St. Cecilia Church,...

Looks like you're never too old to become a social media star. Her name is Babs Costello, she live in New Canaan, Connecticut, but if you follow any type of social media, then you probably know her better by her handle, "Brunch With Babs". Her rise to social media fame started quickly for the mom and grandmother, who was never on social media at al...

Thanksgiving, that quintessential American holiday, was not easily understood by the original group of Italian settlers who came from a place that had no comparable celebration. Easter and Christmas were easily transferable; everyone celebrated here in America just as they had in their native towns and villages. But Thanksgiving was connected to Am...

Having grown up in Italy, my great-grandfather expected the family over for dinner every Sunday. Homemade pasta, or macaroni as we called it, was just one of the items on the menu, usually served sometime after an appetizer and before a meat or fish dish. My grandmother would hand-cut the pasta dough, dry it on her wooden rack and serve the pasta w...

A controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Providence will remain under wraps and hidden away for a while longer. The statue was removed from its pedestal in the Elmwood section of the city in June 2020, following repeated vandalism, and placed in storage. The city’s Board of Parks Commissioners is holding off for now on a recommendation to...