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West Boylston – Are you someone who, once upon a time, studied another language in school? Have you, now and again, considered dusting off those language skills and refreshing your knowledge? Or do you love to travel, and want to learn a new language to enhance your travel experience? But, once you have learned it, how, you wonder, will you maintai...

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Benedetto, 227 Elm St., will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sept. 15 at St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown. Mr. Benedetto, son of Dominick and Jennie Benedetto, and Katherine Scordo, daughter of James and Marianna Scordo, were married on Sept. 17, 1949, at St. Anthony’s...

The 96th annual Feast of the Three Saints culminated on Sunday when statues of the holy martyrs were carried out of Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church and were stationed on a large, mobile cart. While the cart — called the vada — paused in front of the church, a marching band played and confetti guns showered the crowd in strips of colored...

There were several mighty milestones celebrated Sunday inside Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. First and foremost, the Pannese Society – which dates back to 1909 and was founded on Providence’s Federal Hill by an Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Anzevino – held its annual Mass and Breakfast Buffet in honor of La Madonna del Bosco, the patrones...

The daughter of the founders of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has died. Serafina Lucy Pepe DeMusis, of Hamden died on August 25 at the Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus with her family by her side, according to her obituary. She was 93. She was the wife of the late Dominic DeMusis. “Sera” DeMusis, who was born in New Haven on August 12, 1...

It goes without saying that 100 years of service is an impressive feat for any business or organization, no matter how big or small. 100 years of service implies a century full of honesty, communal respect, and dignified professionalism; and in the funeral home profession, these qualities are the pillars on which it stands. Coxe and Graziano Funera...

Workers continued to remove the steeple of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Tuesday, using cutting tools to take apart the structure as a first step in the demolition of the 91-year-old church. The dome on the steeple, and the cross that sat on top of it, were removed Monday. Workers are expected to take down the steeple and higher levels of the chu...

“It was very obvious right from the beginning that these thousands of records were seeing a lot of use and being handled every single day. We were seeing broken bindings, fading ink, pages that were dried and flaking apart,” said Lester, a layperson with degrees in both history and archive management. “So I realized something had to be done soon.”...

Saturday September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. This was supposed to be the last time Buddy would have to move for a while. At least, that’s what his dad had promised when they first arrived in Salem, Massachusetts, a town still deeply rooting in its bewitching history. Buddy doesn’t ask for much: become t...

The cross on the steeple of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was removed Monday morning, a symbolic first step in the demolition the of the large house of worship on Mulberry Street. The Roman Catholic Church, which was built in 1928 by Italian immigrants, is being torn down, and the Worcester Diocese is expected to sell the site. The church was clo...

A once in a generation celebration came to fruition for the 100th Anniversary of the Saint Anthony’s Feast as the gold-adorned statue emerged for its centennial to the faithful under the glory of confetti and streamers. The largest Italian festival in New England attracted hundreds of thousands over the weekend to honor San Antonio and participate...

One Budweiser draught and a bag of peanuts. That’s all Col. Mike Matondi would have at the Franklin Elks Lodge #2136, where he visited every day in the late afternoon. He never paid a dime for those beers. That’s because whenever he entered the bar room, members would elbow each other out of the way to pay for his drink, said Joanie Casey, the Elks...