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Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Friday. Team physician Dr. Tony Schena performed the surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced in a statement. No formal timetable has been determined for Gallinari's return, but he is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season. The 6'10...

The Boston Celtics will have an interim head coach on the sidelines this upcoming NBA season, and everyone outside of the Northeast may be wondering: Exactly who is Joe Mazzulla? In the wake of Celtics coach Ime Udoka being suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for having an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise's staff, Maz...

Back in 2019, I sang the praises of Grano Arso in Chester, an excellent Italian restaurant in a gorgeous building in a picturesque town. It was fairly new at the time but had already garnered raves in local and not-so-local media. I have since demanded dinner at Grano for most special occasions since and it has yet to disappoint. Now there’s even m...

The Longmeadow Chapter of UNICO National is hosting their first Fall Fun Run & 5K on Oct. 8 at the Town Green and the Richard Salter Storrs Library on 693 Longmeadow St. The 5K is geared for participants 11 years of age and up, while the Fun Run is geared for children up to age 10. As part of the Long Meddowe Fall Festival, the 5K will begin at 8 a...

This is a long overdue post to rave about one of the best gluten free dining experiences we've had in a long time.  I know...none of us did much in the way of dining out for way too long during the height of the pandemic. But still, I'd put Nebo Cucina & Enoteca up against any gluten free dining experience in any big city. It was that memorable.  A...

Cugine’s Italian, located in Stamford’s Harbor Point community at 121 Towne Street, opened in June 2022 and has quickly garnered favor among foodies with dishes like fried calamari, spaghetti boia, and focaccia. Billing itself as an “inventive take on classic Italian cuisine,” Cugine's pairs its pizzas, pastas, and crudos with “refined” cocktails a...

Steve Shire, owner of the well-known Sammy Carlo’s food business on Bennington Street, and Barbara Puopolo, a leader of a seven-generation East Boston family, have announced plans for the first Italian Heritage Celebration, to be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club in East Boston. Shire and Puopolo appeared at Monday’s Harbor Vi...

The Wilmington Sons and Daughters of Italy will be celebrating Italian Heritage Month in October with a number of events. The events will include a cooking demonstration, art history lecture, concert, car show and a golf outing, and many will take place at the Wilmington Memorial Library, located at 175 Middlesex Ave. "These events have been extrem...

Over two years after Mayor Joe Ganim's abrupt decision to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Seaside Park and stick it in storage, an Italian American organization has asked the monument be transferred to its custody. "That statue has been lying in a barn  —  in a barn  —  where horses once were," former state Rep. Christopher Caruso of th...

In some ways, nothing has changed. Throughout the long story of immigration to North America, people always did, and still do, come primarily for one reason: economic opportunity. Massachusetts Bay may have been founded as a theocracy, and there have always been refugees from religious and political persecution, but most come to work, to buy homes,...

Danilo Mongillo has expanded his effort to bring an Italian flavor to the city. The owner and executive chef at Strega Restaurant has now opened Strega Italian Market, where he says the variety of available products are all imported from his native country. “This market will represent Italy from the north to the south,” said Mongillo, who hosted th...

Thursday, September 29, 2022. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. I AM Books - 124 Salem Street - Boston, MA 02113. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Please purchase your tickets here. Join I AM Books for an evening of traditional and modern Sicilian music with I Beddi! "Di folk in folk" is a performance with sounds, songs, lyrics and tales belongi...