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On March 12, 2020, our little bookstore in Boston's North End neighborhood was closed for two weeks, to make sure our staff, our community, and our customers stay safe as the coronavirus pandemic puts everyone at risk. We hope to re-open on Friday, March 27. However, this is a tentative date, and if the situation in our area will still be critical,...

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a love story? That’s exactly what The Edge Ensemble Theater Company will do this month to honor three decades of professional local theater. The ensemble will be offering seven performances of John Patrick Shanley’s “Italian American Reconciliation” at Heberton Hall. The Keene-based Edge Ensembl...

The annual St. Joseph Day Communal Celebration & Ethnic Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th @ 1:00 Pm at the W. Warwick Town Hall. A brief ethnic commemoration will take place in Council Chambers followed by refreshments of coffee, juice & the pastry of the day, Zeppoles. A flag-raising observance of the Italian flag to incorporate our d...

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. “I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’"...

Rhode Island House Republican Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi was honored with the 2020 Person of the Year Community Service Award by the Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy (OSDIA) - Vince Lombardi Lodge.  “I am truly honored to be recognized by the Sons and Daughters of Italy for this distinction. Thank you to President Angelo Padu...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Mare Topping the list is Mare. Located at 223 Hanover St. (between Cross and Mechanic streets.) in North End, the It...

NOIAW Connecticut Region invites you to an interactive discussion with Italian American women authors, focusing on what compels them to write about their heritage, family, and community. The panel will examine the contemporary situation of immigration in Connecticut, and how their families’ immigrant past empowers them to be successful in the prese...

We recently had a hankering for Italian cuisine and decided to dine at Caputo Trattoria at Foxwoods Resort Casino, which opened almost two years ago now. One takeaway: we should have gone sooner.  I’ll be honest, casino dining is not always my favorite. There are very good restaurants at both our local casinos, but the effort of getting there, park...

A new rendition of an ancient Sicilian tradition honoring St. Joseph kicks off Tuesday in the nation's oldest seaport where the first and subsequent generations of immigrants give thanks for their faith and wellbeing to their patron saint. Felicia (nee Ciaramitaro) Mohan and her inexhaustible group of cohorts — whom she affectionately refers to as...

On Sunday, March 15, singers and musicians drawn from Maine’s premier early music ensembles will present a program of music by the Italian Baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi, as well as selections by his contemporaries. The concert entitled “Sweet Laments” features works for period instruments and solo, duet, trio, and quintet vocal arrangements,...

Saturday March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Join us for a community celebration in honor of the newly released Tutta la Famiglia! Photographer Paul Cary Goldberg talks about his long-term photo project at Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Mass., and the process of getting his book published. This body of work...

West Haven is known for having some of the best pizza around, so when a competition pits the locals against each other, it's a rare "war" where everybody wins. The second West Haven Italian American Civic Association's "Pizza Wars" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Cielo Banquet Hall, 85 Chase Lane in West Haven. Publi...