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Vespa, best known for its stylish scooters, is trying something new. The Italian company is opening a Boston-based division, called Piaggio Fast Forward, to focus on the future of mobility. Its first creation is Gita, a robot designed to carry cargo, such as groceries, and follow around a pedestrian or cyclist. The vision is that Gita will be able...

Dear PIB members, we are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino (click here for info on that event). The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one...

di Alessio Sartore   Imparare l'arte del saper fare artigianale italiano nel tessile e cucirlo sui consumatori americani. È questa la sfida di Jacob Long, 45 anni di cui venti passati in Europa tra Londra, Venezia e Firenze. Long ha rilevato due anni fa da Loro Piana l'ultima fabbrica tessile di lana cardata e pettinata di tutti gli Stati Un...

When Tuscan Kitchen hosted their third annual Italian Car Show over the weekend, it wasn't surprising that hundreds of locals showed up despite the rain. Spectators were in awe as they walked around and admired Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLaurens and Maseratis. This year's event featured more European luxury cars than years past, according...

Governor Malloy has announced that an Italian aerospace company, Pietro Rosa TBM, has purchased Farmington based New England Airfoil Products. The governor says the current workforce will stay, and the new owner plans to add about 100 jobs over the next five years.   "Connecticut is continuing to make significant advancements to compete in t...

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that bling" is Sondra Celli's exclusive approach to fashion industry, and her Swaroski-glittered garments stand to prove just that. Celli's elegant studio in Waltham is the epicenter of her unique and creative work. Since 2010, Celli's fancy couture has even been recognized nationally on TLC's hit "My Big Fat...

Fincantieri and the University of Rhode Island, on behalf of its International Engineering Program (IEP), has signed an understanding, which establishes the beginning of mutual collaboration to develop academic and cultural interchange.   According to Fincantieri, the agreement, which has an initial duration of three years with renewal possi...

The Connecticut Italian American Bar Association's ("CIABA") Fourth Annual Heritage & Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6 PM at Aria in Prospect, Connecticut. CIABA is pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be The Honorable Guido Calabresi, Senior Judge of the United Sta...

by Amy Calder   A passion for Italian food a love of downtown are the impetus for Holy Cannoli owners Candace and Tom Savinelli and Mayor Nick Isgro to combine their culinary expertise and open a high-end Italian market on Main Street.   The market is expected to open in December in the former Barrels Community Market space next to...

By Mark Schieldrop   Cranston's Taco HVAC has entered into a strategic partnering agreemwith with Italian-based Askoll, a manufacturer of pumps used in a variety of industries. The two companies will collaborate on research and development for new circulator pump designs, the company said in a release.   The deal will help Taco i...

MIT's Media Lab put up a one-of-a-kind fashion show in October. The runway competition Descience Fashion Show combined the creativity of designers with the vision of molecular biologists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, climatologists and scientists from a variety of disciplines. This year saw two Italians among the finalists. Italian bioma...

by Gina Fava   "How many figs do you have on your tree?" This is all I hear during harvest season in my family. Over the past few years, my husband, Jamie, and my father, and my brother, Tony, each acquired fig trees for their yards. Since the first year of cultivating them, these men relentlessly compete over quantity.   Among their...