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Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year’s St. Mary’s Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away earlier this year, was a founding member and past president of the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary, serving wi...

For the second year in a row, Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca was declared the winner of the “People’s Choice” in the third annual Boston Pizza Festival on July 13 and 14 at City Hall Plaza. “It was such an honor to be voted ‘Best Pizza- People’s Choice’ for two consecutive years (2018/2019),” wrote Barry Proctor, who co-owns the pizzeria at 16 De...

There's a new pizza restaurant in town where Archetype Pizza Co. was, and before that, Via Via. Il Forno Italiano opened around two weeks ago at 372 Thames St. “In addition to the wood-fired pizza, we have an Italian menu as well. Pasta, lasagnas, etc. From what I’ve been told so far, it’s superior,” owner David Drake told The Daily News. He said h...

Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most loved comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Mike has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business....

Since opening its doors in February, Fox & the Knife has garnered local and national acclaim, with James Beard award winner Karen Akunowicz at the helm. Five months later, the victory train shows no sign of slowing. The Italian enoteca in Southie just landed on Eater’s 2019 Best New Restaurants in America list, a roster of 16 restaurants that made...

Alfa Romeo of Danbury, the leading luxury car dealership in Danbury, Connecticut, is excited to announce that they are celebrating the success of their June deals by adding even more deals through to the end of July 2019. The Alfa Romeo dealerserves personal and business customers in Danbury as well as outlying areas, including Bethel, Sherman, Gay...

At a recent book event at the Guilford Free Library, author Leo Marino, a Branford resident, delighted a full house of Wooster Square denizens and descendants with a discussion of his book “The House on Green Street: Life and Times of a First Generation Italian American,” the colorful story of the path he followed from “the brick building turned bl...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Boccini, a new Italian market he recently opened...

Last Friday, legendary MIT computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató passed away at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 93. The Oakland-born researcher was responsible for several pivotal advances in the computer science space, most notably the password, which he invented during his pioneering work in computer time sharing. Corbató led the...

Local amateur vintners will compete in a wine-making contest at the Italian-American festival later this month. While he’s not entering his wine, contest organizer Luigi Barbato is among those who buy or grow grapes and make wine at home. Northeast Produce in Plainville sponsors the contest and has presses that can mash grapes for those without equ...

In celebration of the Centennial of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the members of Saint Anthony’s Society have announced the visitation of the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony from the Pontifical Basilica Di Sant’ Antonio in Padua, Italy. Fr. Alessandro Ratti, OFM Conv of the Franciscan Friars of Padua, will travel with two major relics of the beloved...

The new White Owl restaurant at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole is on a mission to bring a “rustic Italian revival to the Midcoast.” Grace Harrison, one of four equal partners in the White Owl, describes the food as a combination of “Italian flair with a touch of Maine roots.” The restaurant is now open to the public for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m....