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Paul Giamatti reaffirmed his loyalty to New Haven-style pizza on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night. In his interview with the late-night talk show host, the award-winning actor and Yale University alumnus discussed how growing up in the Elm City made him a dedicated fan of apizza, the dish that has given the city its reputation as the "pizza capit...

Darien's culinary landscape is poised for a remarkable transformation with the grand opening of Cucina Daniella, an authentic Italian specialty foods shop that draws inspiration from the vibrant flavors of Italy and Sicily. Daniella’s culinary expression is rooted in her rich Italian family heritage, a lifetime of visits and study. Cucina Daniella...

Ralph Campochiaro, CEO and Co-Founder of Maximum Sound & Security and standout Unican, was recently named 2024 Southington (CT) Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year! The prestigious award recognizes Ralph for his success as a business owner, influence as a professional leader and community advocate, and his exemplary service to humanity....

Italian Consul General in Boston, Arnaldo Minuti participated in recent days in the inauguration of the new leadership of the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts, founded in 1943 as the "Massachusetts Italian Bar Association." In his remarks, the Consul congratulated new President Riccardo Rullo and thanked the members of the association for the...

The decision to remove Christopher Columbus Day and Veterans Day from the school calendar is sparking an intense debate in Stamford, Connecticut this week. In a 5 to 3 decision, the local Board of Education voted to remove the days as holidays. Now, residents are protesting the decision--asking that both holidays be restored as days off for both st...

Marco Venditti has vivid memories of spending time with his mother and grandmother as a child in Sora, Italy, watching them make fresh pasta and dipping homemade bread into a pot of simmering tomato sauce. He carried that love of food and cooking with him as an adult, opening restaurants with his brother, who still owns a trattoria, Da Giuliano, i...

Political thrillers, love, jealousy, passion, betrayal, murder and war were selling theater tickets years before the Bijou came to Morrisville and long before Cecil B. DeMille arrived in Hollywood. Giacomo Puccini could keep an audience on the edge of their seats long before Alfred Hitchcock could say “Psycho” or Indiana Jones went looking for the...

The Boston North End Historical Society is very excited about the September launch in conjuction with the Friends of the North End (FONE) of the fundraising for the interactive art project by world renowned sculptor, Nancy Schön to be installed at St. Leonard’s Church's Peace Garden in the North End to symbolize the first steps down a gangway from...

Protesters are hoping to impact a school calendar controversy. They want Columbus Day and Veterans Day reinstated as days off for students. A statue of Christopher Columbus sits at the center of Stamford's downtown. His October holiday is now at the center of attention for a number of unhappy residents who protested Monday over changes to the schoo...

Patricia LoRusso, an internationally recognized expert in drug development and early-phase clinical investigation of novel cancer therapies, was recently appointed the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine (medical oncology). The appointment, which is effective immediately, is for a term of 10 years, renewable by the dean of the Yale School...

Christopher Columbus, once commemorated for the grandest achievement of human history, connecting two worlds in 1492, is now the target of the decolonize movement, which has the goal of decentering European culture in the United States. Decolonizers blame Columbus for all the sins of human history, without acknowledging the historical facts that pr...

It was less than a year ago that Sam's Italian closed its doors at 268 Main Street in Lewiston, ME. It was the end of an era to see the original Sam's no longer open. Sam Bennett (the 'Sam' in Sam's) started making salami Italians in a small shop in Auburn and quickly outgrew that location. He moved to Main Street in Lewiston in 1940, where it stil...