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At 107, Frank Sacco could be the oldest man in Connecticut. It’s hard to know for sure. “It doesn’t matter, because no one’s playing bocce” at that age, said his son, Andrew Sacco. “There may be someone lying in his bed somewhere.” Frank Sacco isn’t lying in bed at the home he shares with his son and daughter-in-law in Cheshire. He’s still a regula...

Dining out in Rhode Island quite often means taking our taste buds on deligthful adventures around the world. This enchanting restaurant in Newport, for example, will give us a taste of the Old World in Italy. That, after all, is where the inspiration for Mamma Luisa’s was born. A Newport favorite since 1992, the elegant Italian restaurant pays hom...

Show your Italian pride at Fenway Park for our Italian Heritage Celebration, in conjunction with the Italian American Baseball Foundation, on August 25. Ticket holders who purchase via this special offer will receive a custom Red Sox replica jersey in Italian colors. Additionally join us early for 'A Night of Sinatra with Rich DiMare' on Jersey St....

The Italian Festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Worcester returns after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, with opening festivities on Aug. 11. The four-day event on parish grounds at Our Lady of Loreto, 33 Masssasoit Road, is a chance to check out not only traditional Italian food, but also live music, local vend...

Growing up in Watertown, Frank Martino spent Sundays in the kitchen with his father. They’d chop onions, crush canned tomatoes, and sear meat. Martino climbed onto a stool so he could reach to stir the simmering sauce. He learned to roll meatballs, shape gnocchi, and make ravioli. “I got really good at it at home. I was the official taste-tester,”...

A new pizza place in Ellsworth that opened just over two weeks ago has been so busy, they’re going through nearly 400 pounds of pizza dough a day. Zeppa’s New York Pizza on Water Street is the latest family owned small business to open in Ellsworth. Hugh and Lisa Palcic bought the building in January and completely renovated it. Their daughter, Ril...

It would appear that nothing can deter members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society from celebrating the values of their Italian ancestors who came as immigrants to this country to work in Thompsonville's Bigelow Mills, CT. Although the society's traditional annual festival with food and entertainment the first weekend in August didn't take place du...

When it comes to summer dining, there's one ingredient that's the star of any Italian table – salty, savory slices of prosciutto crudo. And if that whets your appetite, you're in luck. From August 8-21, join us in celebrating the impossibly-thin, delicately sweet, melt-in-your-mouth Italian salumi. Eataly carries the largest selection of prosciutto...

Bocce is an old game, with certain forms dating as far back as the Roman Empire. It also has strong roots in Leominster’s Italian-American community. For more than four decades, people have gathered at the Foggia Social Club on North Main Street to make friends and play bocce. Generations have been raised under the club’s roof, where the game has b...

To all Organizations and Individuals who petitioned against Bills H.3191 and S.2027, an Act establishing an Indigenous People Day on the second Monday of October to replace and eliminate Columbus Day as a Massachusetts State holiday: IDP Day Bill NO ACTION TAKEN by the legislature. General Session concluded August 1,2022. This Bill dies in committe...

The North End’s most popular sights to visit may be Paul Revere’s House or the Old North Church, but Bostonians know that in August the real attractions are the feasts. Each weekend there is a North End Feast, and they are worth checking out. In the late 1800s through the 1930s, Italian immigrants flocked to Boston’s North End, creating an Italian...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno congratulated Paul Picknelly for serving as the Honorary Consul General for the Italian Consulate in Springfield. Along with Massachusetts, the consulate also serves New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. In addition to his roles as Honorary Consul General, Paul continues to maintain and strengthen relationships between the city o...