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By Nilou Mouchhala   Continentale Hair Salon, with a well-appointed maroon exterior and simple but bold letters across the top, has been at 214 Massachusetts Ave. for over 38 years. When I entered this hair salon I was greeted warmly by Joey DiSpena, the cheerful Italian-American owner who started this business back when he was an impetuous...

By Vimal S. Konduri   Architect Renzo Piano outlined the trials and triumphs of designing the new Harvard Art Museums building, speaking to a packed Piper Auditorium Thursday evening. Piano, who also designed The Shard in London and the The New York Times Building in Manhattan, discussed his work on the Harvard Art Museums with museum d...

Networking Event: Geared towards facilitating the interaction among the Italianmembers of the scientific community in Boston During the event author D. Zaccagnini will present his new book "Moving Boxes" (Click here to read more about the book) Click here to register for this eventTuesday April 28 - 6:30 PMConsulate General of Italy - Boston...

Rita's Italian Ice will open its first Massachusetts location this Thursday at 170 Everett Ave. in Chelsea. The location is also the first Rita's store for Patricia Shelton, of Roxbury, who signed a deal last year to bring 30 Rita's locations to Greater Boston by 2023. Through entity Ice Treats Inc., Shelton plans to expand to Suffolk, Middles...

Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Val...

Thanks to a $ 2 million donation, the research program "Carreer Development Award" financed by Armenise-Harvard Foundation, acquires the participation of two new scientist, Prof. Vincenzo Costanzo (from the London Research Institute) and Prof. Federico Forneris (from Utrecht University), who in the next months will establish their laboratories in I...

Italian-born Valentina Oppezzo is not your typical fashion designer or Italian woman for that matter. Veering away from traditional Italian materials like leather, Valentina prides herself on creating sustainable, vegan accessories. "I've been vegetarian for a couple of years, and because of that I don't wear leather, silk or fur. I avoid wearing...

Modula, an Italian manufacturer of automated picking and storage solutions for factories and warehouses, recently established its North American headquarters by opening a new factory in Lewiston. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the facility, which covers more than 102,000 square feet of production and engineering space and...

Throughout her travel from Italy to the United States, both as a professional photographer and fashion designer, Valentina Oppezzo never includes animal materials in her work. For Valentina, using all non-animal materials is not just a trend, it is a belief. Having started a career in Italy as a photographer, Valentina decided to carry on her pass...

by Alison A. Nieder   A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market. The mill, founded as Warren Stafford in Stafford Springs, Conn., has been reopened and relaunched as American Woolen Co., a company with about 25 e...

It looks as though we're one step closer to roaming Eataly's pasta-filled aisles right here in Boston. Boston Restaurant Talk reported last week that Mario Batali, owner of the Manhattan-based emporium, tweeted that Eataly was "very close" to securing a Boston location. Back in 2013, the Boston Globe reported that the Italian food emporium with re...

It's not too often you get to see a Ferrari or Lamborghini on the road – let alone dozens all at once. That was the scene in West Hartford Sunday – all to raise money for a great cause. Thousands of spectators and car owners descended upon LaSalle Road in West Hartford Center for the 15th Annual Ferrari and Friends Concorso, presented by...