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An Italian American advocacy group is slamming Medford's decision to change the name of Columbus Elementary School, going so far as to threaten legal action. The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which describes itself as an activist group combating discrimination and negative stereotyping, sent a letter to the mayor and City Council Thursday c...

A patron of a restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday is hoping to raise money for the family owners via a GoFundMe.com effort. Ciao Pasta, an Italian eatery in Northfield, was damaged beyond repair during a two-alarm Sunday which drew firefighters from across the Lakes Region and central New Hampshire. Hayley DeSousa, a patron of the restaurant and fr...

Please join Medford, MA residents in signing this petition requesting  the Medford, MA  School Committee (Chair-Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Vice-Chairperson Paul Ruseau, Secretary Paulette Van der Kloot, Jenny Graham, Kathy Kreatz, Melanie McLaughlin and Mea Quinn Mustone) immediately rescind their vote to change the name of the Columbus Elementary ...

Summer in Boston’s North End is normally bookended by five iconic Italian feasts, where locals and tourists crowd into the neighborhood’s narrow streets for a celebratory experience. Going back to the North End for a particular feast, for many Italian families, is a way to show respect and their devotion to a particular Saint; to many, it’s an Ital...

Mayor Justin Elicker has appointed William Iovanne and Laura Luzzi as co-chairmen of the Wooster Square Monument Committee, a body that will meet for the first time Thursday. The committee will hold public and working meetings to discuss what will replace the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed from Wooster Square Park, reportedly to preve...

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to vote to have Mayor Joe Ganim re-install the Christopher Columbus statue he had removed July 6 from Seaside Park. Fourteen council members had called on Ganim to, per the City Charter, schedule the special meeting for last week, but he had taken no action, saying the matter should be...

Alitalia ha ripreso a collegare Roma e Boston. Il primo volo Alitalia da Fiumicino all’aeroporto Logan d Boston è partito la mattina del 16 luglio alle ore 10:20. Il collegamento con la città del Massachusetts si aggiunge a quello con New York, ripristinato all’inizio di giugno, e viene effettuato tre volte alla settimana (dall’Italia ogni lunedì,...

Camp Italia Retreat local day camp out of Worcester Massachusetts for kids ages 7 to 17 years of age. The day camp has been running for years until this summer of 2020 because of the Covid-19. The organization is not gone, but does plan on returning for 2021 along with its sister mission of promoting female role models with the tier 2 UWS National...

Before the coronavirus pandemic turned “social-distancing” into a household word, Tony Reno made a successful career out of communicating and connecting with people long-distance. For 37 years, Reno, either solo or with others, entertained countless listeners at home, work or in their cars from the Fairfield County radio stations he worked at. “I c...

Seeking the identity of any alleged “funding source” or of any persons who paid to have the Christopher Columbus statue removed from Wooster Square Park, a group of Italian-Americans have appealed their request to the state Freedom of Information Commission. Patricia Cofrancesco, who represents the Italian-America Heritage Group of New Haven, which...

The city’s parks board was not allowed to weigh in on the mayor’s removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from Seaside Park, but that group is now being asked to decide the monument’s future. Board Chairman Banjed Labrador said Wednesday he and his peers may schedule a special meeting as early as next week to discuss whether the likeness of the...

A new Italian coffee bar with a familiar name is on its way to the North End of Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Ducali Caffe is planning to open and is now looking for a head barista. The post mentions that the new spot will offer cookies, pastries, and tea along with coffee, though little other information h...