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On a recent September day, Italian-born Romolo Marcoccio, who teaches math at Lewiston High School for a living, put an apron over his shirt and tie and demonstrated how to make pasta. Within minutes, he had mixed eggs and flour into a dough and sent it through a pasta machine. Ecco! Out came lasagna noodles. Next month, Marcoccio is repeating a so...

La Florence University of the Arts (FUA) è lieta di annunciare l'apertura alle iscrizioni al 'corso di aggiornamento di lingua italiana e didattica per docenti' rivolti ad insegnanti di lingua italiana residenti negli Stati di Connecticut, New Jersey e New York. Il corso si terrà nelle date 23-27 marzo (17:00-19:30) presso la High School of Fashion...

The Francesco DeSanctis Lodge 1411 recently celebrated its Scholarship Ceremony at the Natick Sons of Italy. The scholarship committee awarded 10 scholarships totaling $10,000 to local graduating senior high students. The scholarship funds were provided by the lodge’s fundrasising events: Pasta Night, Porchetta Night, the annual Pig Roast and Natic...

I wanted to highlight this post in the NY Times comments section today. It was a response to an article on Kamala Harris and busing. It mentions the Eliot School and a beloved teacher and North Ender, Sandra De Luca. Here is the post, signed by Sherry: “As an elementary-aged Bostonian in the 70’s, I was bused. As referenced in the article, there wa...

Forum Lodge #391 — Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2019 graduates. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2019, the applicants, who all took part in various activities an...

Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He followsRoberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair. Macchia, who recently celebrated his 40th season with the department, is w...

Sam Luzzi now has a unique rejoinder, should he need one, to offer his high school friends. "I definitely have something I can say if my friends give me any trouble — I can tell them I'm the top dog," Luzzi said Wednesday during an interview at Westerly High School. On Tuesday night, during the school's baccalaureate service, Luzzi was named the fi...

Promuovere la lingua italiana attraverso l’arte. Questo l’obiettivo del Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che, insieme al Casit, ha organizzato per la prima volta in New England un Italian Day presso l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  Qui, riporta il Consolato, 25 studenti della Springfield Central High School hanno avuto modo di apprezzare l’a...

An Italian Dinner and Talk on "Living in Rome: Duties, Distractions and Delights" will be given by Sara Boi on Tuesday,  June 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay St. The public is welcome to this cultural and social evening in English. A table will be designated for those who wish to converse in Italian over dinner....

Il Consolato Generale a Boston e il CASIT hanno organizzato nei giorni scorsi un “Italian Day” alla “Boston Latin High School”, la più antica scuola in America e la prima scuola pubblica negli USA. Più di cento studenti – riporta il Consolato – hanno avvicinato la cultura italiana attraverso l’esibizione di una compagnia teatrale che ha presentato...

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...

Enrico “Henry” Pinardi, an Italian-American artist and legendary RIC art professor, has left an impact on the lives of an extraordinary number of former students. Throughout his lifetime he has not only created recognizable and influential pieces of art, but also formed lifelong connections that have impacted the lives of many. Born in 1934, Pinard...