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In the 1980s, after a decade of working in Vermont on planning and development issues, I became concerned that not enough was being done to revitalize our villages and town centers or to prevent the proliferation of unplanned development out into the countryside. I had witnessed a new era of shopping-mall development sapping the life out of downtow...

Judge Frank Caprio, explaining the ("If I catch you") Italian hand gesture. Hand gestures are a powerful tool that has been a large part of Italian culture. Around 250 specific hand gestures have been identified, with the belief that they originated from a long history of Italy being invaded by many other countries. Given that there was no common l...

A Massachusetts Italian-American association filed an open meeting law complaint against the Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee. The Italian-American Alliance made the complaint to the Attorney General’s office over what they perceived as secretive meetings about changing having the town change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peopl...

In a large Italian-American family, says Christopher Di Mezzo, there’s a tradition of learning to speak your mind without making other people too angry. It’s one of the ways growing up in Rome has helped him get off to a strong start in his career in politics. Di Mezzo earlier this month became the Vermont state director of former New York Mayor Mi...

Saturday February 8. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street - BOSTON, MA 02113. Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science provides the solutions you need to make practical, consistent changes in your singing. This book pulls back the curtain on how singing actually works, from cognition to anatomy to your amazing hearing system and even...

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...