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I am proud to announce that my latest book "THE EXCEPTIONAL MISS UCCELLO: THE LEGACY OF HARTFORD'S FIRST FEMALE MAYOR" " is now available on Amazon both as e-book and paperback here.  The daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker and a conservative Republican in a city where Democrats, lead by the legendary State and National Party Chairman John Bailey, hel...

Angelo R. Lauro, 87, of Providence, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 3, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Rachiele) Lauro for 65 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Angelo and Helen (Bellini) Lauro. Angelo was the owner and operator of Bellini Jewelers in Johnston. He wa...

7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. December 7 – March 7. Get tickets here (Free). Join the GRAMMY-winning Boston Early Music Festival for a holiday program showcasing masterworks from the Italian Baroque by Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Stradella. Acclaimed Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Concertmaster Robert Mealy lead the all...

When town officials first announced in January 2020 that the new Italian eatery Ecco was coming to town, it was pitched as an exciting piece of the renovation of Long Hill Green. But now, much of the new Long Hill Market is open for business, and Ecco is still dark. That won’t be the case for long, according to Dan Camporeale, a partner in Ecco. He...

Boston’s North End is a top destination for 2022, according to Fodor’s Travel. The travel publication included the North End and three other New England locations in its 2022 Go List, which includes 49 of the best places across the U.S. to visit in 2022. “Older than the United States, Boston’s immigrant gateway fuses past and present through gastro...

A music and comedy holiday concert is coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse in just over two weeks. “The Italian Broadway Christmas Show” is coming to the theater on Dec. 15. The show is set to feature world-renowned vocalist Anthony Nunziata, comedian Kevin Bartini and special guest Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte. Nunziata joins us on Nyberg to sh...

December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian Amer...

A North Smithfield couple has fulfilled their longtime goal of opening Nonnie’s Kitchen, a new food truck specializing in homestyle Italian and American cuisine. Husband and wife team Chris and Nicole Piascik launched Nonnie’s Kitchen on Oct. 10. Chris Piascik said that opening a food truck was something they had been wanting to do for a long time...

Beth Talarico was a little kid with an urgent question that needed a straight answer after her family’s annual schlep up to Erie to her Italian grandmother’s house for Christmas Eve dinner. “I'm like, ‘Dad, I gotta talk to you,’” she said. Then she dropped the bomb: “Why does gram’s spaghetti sauce taste [funny]?” Her father Joe laughed and explain...

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Msgr. Nicholas V. Grieco. Msgr. Nick was an active and vital part of The Craco Society who contributed greatly to our efforts to maintain our history, culture, and traditions. He will be missed greatly. A wake will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6-8pm at St. Cecilia Church,...

Growing up, Christmas Eve was big for Susan Tedeschi’s family. Literally. "Sometimes there would be so many people, we’d have Mass at the house. There’d be, like, 150 people. We have a big close-knit Italian family that honestly, just keeps growing,” says the Norwell native. "My grandmother used to have horses, so she’d get the sled out, have all u...

Looks like you're never too old to become a social media star. Her name is Babs Costello, she live in New Canaan, Connecticut, but if you follow any type of social media, then you probably know her better by her handle, "Brunch With Babs". Her rise to social media fame started quickly for the mom and grandmother, who was never on social media at al...