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Mayor Domenic Sarno has announced that he plans to withhold his signature for the Mount Carmel Society Club’s entertainment license after the new year. The announcement comes on the heels of revelations contained in a 190-page racketeering indictment out of U.S. District Court in Boston linked to the arrests of more than 60 alleged leaders and asso...

Some people love their jobs. Some people hate them. Then there’s 38-year-old mother of two Paula Noukas. “I’m living the dream,” she jokes. “I get perfect strangers from all around the world to sit down and eat together.” Her job: Giving food-and-history tours of Boston’s North End, the famous and picturesque Little Italy that is also home to the O...

Before Mary Poppins floated down to earth with her umbrella, and before Marie Kondo discovered The Joy of Tidying, there was Betty. Throw in a little Julia Child, and the Italian grandmother you never had, and you’ve got Betty. With a box of Italian pastries from Boston’s North End and a bottle of red wine in hand, my husband and I knocked on Betty...

Longtime WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, who brought Connecticut news into homes across the state for decades, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, the station announced Saturday night. She was 61. The cause of her death was not released as of Sunday morning. “The grief we are all feeling is immeasurable,” the station said. “We are devastated for...

Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith has been awarded the Eduitalia Award for her passion and energy for the Italian language and culture. The award was presented by Italian Consul General Federica Serini at a ceremony last week attended by Eliot School teachers, families, and community members. “We are so grateful for our powerful partners...

Worcester Community Cable Access Executive Director Mauro DePasquale remembers driving down Main Street with the Rev. Michael P. Bafaro more than 20 years ago and noticing the vacant Home Federal Savings Bank. DePasquale told Bafaro, who was president of WCCA’s board of directors at the time, that the former bank building would make a much better h...

Saturday December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Memoir on Food and Family celebrates the rich culinary bounty Italian immigrants brought to Brooklyn. A powerful meditative reflection in photographs and interviews on the emotional connections—food, famil...

Lynn is a deep melting pot of different ethnicities and it takes digging to find a definitive history describing a specific nationality or ethnic or racial group’s origins and history in the city.  James Calogero provided a snapshot of Lynn’s Italian American population in1941 in an Item story that claims almost 12,000 residents of Italian descent...

When he takes the oath of office Sunday as Greenwich’s new first selectman, Fred Camillo will become the first person in town history to serve as first selectman, as a member of the state legislature and as a member of the Representative Town Meeting. The new office will be a new challenge for the lifelong town resident; and it will be a new chapte...

Michael DiIorio, age 76 of Norwalk, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 29, 2019, after a brief illness. He was the loving husband for 53 years of Sheila (Gero) DiIorio. Mike was born in Jelsi, Campobasso, Italy on April 30, 1943, the son of the late Frank and Maria (Grande) DiIorio and moved to the U.S. in 1955. He was a graduate of Br...

Instead of rewarding or surrendering to vandalism, the City of Providence ought to be prosecuting it. Unfortunately, Mayor Jorge Elorza has adopted a weak response to the repeated defacement of an 1893 statue of Christopher Columbus, by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, at Elmwood and Reservoir avenues. Only last month, on the eve of Columbus Day, someon...

Tantissime melodie proposte dal noto cantante Mauro Nardi e il DJ Francesco Castiglione alle circa 350 persone presenti, hanno allietato la serata trascorsa presso gli elegantissimi saloni dei Ristorante ARIA Banquet Hall di Prospect, CT per celebrare il 50.mo anniversario del programma in lingua italiana MELODIE E RICORDI trasmesso tutte le domeni...