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Richard Lenzi, author of “Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London,” will bring the little-known history of the Fort Trumbull anarchists to life in a talk hosted by New London Landmarks on Thursday evening. "New London's Fort Trumbull neighborhood gave rise to a unique, resilient and deep-rooted anarchist movement," Lenzi said i...

Former Selectwoman and state Rep. Marie Parente has died. “Marie Parente was a trailblazer,” said friend and former Milford Selectman John Seaver, who served on the board after Parente was elected to the Statehouse. The lifelong Milford resident died Friday of natural causes after a brief illness, family members said. She was 91. A dedicated public...

“Goodbye Irpinia”, il primo Paper novel al mondo, sarà presentato negli Stati Uniti il prossimo venerdì 1 novembre nel corso di “IDEA BOSTON”, Festival del libro italiano nel Massachusetts. L’evento è ideato da Nicola Orichuia di “I am books”, unica libreria italo-americana negli Usa. Mike J. Pilla condividerà il palco alle 15.20 ora locale con i g...

Two signs at the southern and western entrances to the city now proudly proclaim its relationship with Sister City Tremosine sul Garda in Italy. The 3-foot by 4-foot signs were installed Tuesday near the signs marking the  North Adams border — one at Hardman Industrial Park and other near Harriman & West Airport. The two communities have been in th...

Saturday October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender–a drifter named Caesar Stiles with a damaged past and a Sicilian family c...

Councilors passed a measure to dedicate the corner of Windsor and Bryant Streets to the memory of the late Fiorindo “Fred” Antonelli of Everett, who passed away on August 7 at the age of 76 after a short battle with cancer. Antonelli was a proud Italian-American and U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. The dedication was proposed by Councilor M...

If you wanted doughboys, a meatball sandwich or apple crisp, the annual four-day Our Lady of Grace Italian Feast and Festival was the place to be last weekend. Festival Field in Johnston played host to a smorgasbord of food offerings, carnival rides and games during an event with roots that go back roughly a century. “As often was the case where It...

The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15 at the Italian Cultural Center located at 56 Margaret Street, Springfield. There is an admission charge of $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce their first 2019 fall...

An order targeting flagpoles at Riley Plaza in downtown Salem has brought the debate surrounding Columbus Day to the City Council chambers, and it passed without the explorer's name attached to it. Ward 4 City Councilor Tim Flynn introduced an order Thursday night to "raise the Italian flag at Riley Plaza on Oct. 14, 2019, in honor of Columbus Day....

Mark Tutino, a lifelong Milford resident, has been named the Milford Columbus Committee’s Italian American of the Year. Tutino is the owner and principal of Tutino Financial, LLC. A certified financial planner, Tutino has been in the securities business for 31 years. He has been a member of the Milford Kiwanis since 1996, and has held the positions...

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens the 2019/20 Season with its first production of Ruggero Leoncavallo's indelible and enduringly popular 1892 Italian opera, PAGLIACCI, running September 27 to October 6, 2019 and starring tenor Rafael Rojas (in BLO's Werther and La Traviata, 1998, and Madama Butterfly, 2000) as Canio, and soprano Lauren Michelle making...

Much has changed in the world since 1945 when Julia Valenti organized the first family reunion for her, her eight siblings, and their families. One thing that hasn’t changed in the years since is the tradition of gathering to celebrate family. After a brief hiatus from 1966 to 1968, the Valenti Open, as the reunion is known, has been held every yea...