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Twelve flags for Latin American countries came down at Riley Plaza Tuesday morning while one went up to replace them, honoring Italian Americans and, for some, Christopher Columbus. The City Council passed an order in mid-September to raise an Italian flag at Riley Plaza, which includes a 13-flagpole monument bordering Margin, Norman and Washington...

For the 15 million Americans of Italian descent, October is special. It’s Italian Heritage Month and all over the commonwealth of Massachusetts there are over 100 scheduled events to celebrate Italian ancestry. You don’t even have to be Italian to be welcomed into any one of the many events. If you have even tasted a single slice of pizza, you can...

October is Italian-American Heritage Month! To mark the occasion, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno led a ceremony at the newly re-opened Italian Cultural Center in the city’s South End. The center was shut down by flooding a year and a half ago. The center’s President, Stephanie Spolzino, told 22News, the center will now play an important role in th...

Bostonians who want to tour the Colosseum can fly there with Delta beginning in May. The Atlanta-based airline announced Monday that it will add seasonal service from Logan Airport to Rome in 2020. Delta announced the new route at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Logan, where the airline officially assumed operations at all 21 gates in Terminal A. The...

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro found himself embroiled in a bitter confrontation with area residents over his proclamation recognizing Columbus Day, but was not without his defenders. The Waterville Morning Sentinel reports that the Republican mayor read his one-page proclamation when Tuesday night’s City Council meeting started, drawing a mixture of...

The Friends of the North End celebrated its 47th annual reunion on Saturday, September 21st at the Sons of Italy Hall in Winchester, MA. 130 boyhood friends gathered to renew friendships and reminisce about a cherished neighborhood. One attendee summed up the reunion by saying, “This is magical!” There’s nothing more to be said. A 50/50 drawing was...

Mayor Nick Isgro plans to proclaim Oct. 14 “Columbus Day,” despite the state’s having passed a law in April renaming it “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Isgro’s proclamation pays deference to Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas on behalf of Spain more than 500 years ago and who has become a reminder of the oppression and...

Providence College celebrated the feast of San Gennaro, or Saint Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples, outside of St. Dominic Chapel on Wednesday, September 18. The event itself honored both Itaian heritage and Catholic tradition.  Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro in New York City celebrates the patron saint of Naples with an 11-day festival in...

Pat Buonpane defines herself as a talker. “I’ll have a conversation with anyone,” says Pat. “I especially love talking about my hometown of North Haven. It’s a great place, and a wonderful community that has an outstanding educational system and people here are very down to earth and welcoming to others.” Pat should know, she was born on Broadway i...

Sunday, October 13, 2019 will be a historic day in Branford. That's when the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade – the largest parade of its kind in New England -- steps off here to help celebrate Branford's 375th anniversary. "This great parade is one of the most anticipated events of the year as we celebrate our 375th anniversary," said Branfor...

Saturday October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Mike Fiorito’s Call Me Guido, is a poignant, sometimes painful, often hilarious collection of stories about growing up Italian in Queens, New York. It’s filled with rich dialogue and recollections of family interactions that carry us below the surface, and surp...

As our “Italian Enclaves” social media (Instagram & Facebook :@ItalianEnclaves) followers may already know, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian national parish in Worcester, Massachusets has been demolished. The local diocese felt that the church’s many years of neglect made it too unsafe to maintain and the enormous cost of repair was an insurmou...