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Dr. Frank Mazzaglia. April 15, 1936 – April 21, 2021. MAZZAGLIA, Francis R. "Frank" Age 85, of Grafton, MA, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in the comfort of his home. Born and raised in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Salvatore "Sam" and Marian (Aloisi) Mazzaglia. After graduating from Central Catholic in Lawrence, he attended Boston...

The fate of the statue of Christopher Columbus that stood in Wooster Square Park is not yet settled. The state Freedom of Information Commission recently held an evidentiary hearing to review a complaint from Italian-American Heritage Group of New Haven LLC, which alleges the Board of Park Commissioners did not include an agenda item notifying the...

I had a wonderful childhood. I was born in 1956 and raised with my two sisters in the industrial seaport town of New London Connecticut. I grew up within earshot of the harbor, and I can still recall how the distant moan of the foghorns and the gentle clanging of the buoy bells would lull me to sleep on those balmy summer nights when the windows we...

Summer is around the corner and for many of us that means adventures and vacation. For me, it usually means travel to Italy, but this year with things still a bit in the air — pun intended — a trip to Italy may not be in the cards. If traveling outside the U.S. is in question, but you still need an Italy fix, I’d like to recommend a visit to the ma...

Sunday, May 16 | 6:00PM | Online Lecture. Dante in Boston Museums. Lecture presented by Danielle Carrabino Ph.D - Smith College Museum of Art. Online: www.events.dantemass.org RSVP Here. Boston is a city full of artistic treasures. In honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, we will explore key works of art in Boston Museums relat...

Due to updated pandemic restrictions in Italy, this event has been postponed to Thursday, May 27 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm EDT. Free event In Venice Italy, the "fórcola" (in English, oarlock) is as much a critical part of the Venetian Gondola as it is a cultural symbol. Today there are only five remaining artisans who know how to hand-carve these...

The New York Times, in 2001, devoted an article to aspects of society in Connecticut, a state on the east coast of the United States, where the influence of Italian Americans has been very strong, according to the prestigious newspaper. Political, economic, religious, sports, professional, etc. For the 2000 census, Connecticut was actually the seco...

It’s the aromas of the Mediterranean, the taste of homemade pasta, and the love of her Italian heritage, that has led Martha Napoli to share her passion with a circle of people in her community. Circolo Italiano, a new Italian conversation group, meets on the last Saturday of each month, via Zoom, at 11 a.m., and is hosted by the Bigelow Free Publi...

Could South Medford receive a historic district designation focusing on its Italian-American heritage? It's something two Medford officials are proposing. City Council President Richard Caraviello and Vice President Adam Knight on April 13 introduced a proposal for the Historic District Commission to study the idea. “South Medford was a very vibran...

In this episode of the Atlas Obscura podcast, we visit a graveyard in the “Granite Capital of the World” that pays tribute to the stone cutters and artisans who are buried amongst the sculptures they created. Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible si...

Farmington UNICO DELIVERED 702 pounds of pasta and sauce to the Farmington Food Pantry . Farmington UNICO, founded in 1970, is a Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. Farmington UNICO members dropped off their donations of pasta and sauce at Franklin Jewelers and Farmington Jewelers. Geno...

Regardless of which side they were on, the one thing most people who spoke up at Monday's Select Board discussion of the replacement of Columbus Day could agree on was that it was a difficult and often painful decision. In the end, the board sided 4-1 with the voters who on March 2 supported a non-binding resolution changing the second Monday in Oc...