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A Street Hospitality, a Boston-based restaurant group focused on  creating unparalleled experiences for guests centered around hospitality, announced that its latest culinary creation, La Padrona, will bring authentic Italian dining to The Raffles Hotel  beginning May 15, 2024. La Padrona is an 8,600 square foot multisensory experience with an idea...

Husband and wife team Marco and Kathy Baldieri opened the new restaurant Mamma Italia in Sturbridge last summer, successfully combining the passions and experiences of Marco Baldieri, an executive chef who for more than 40 years has stayed true to traditional Italian (home-style) cooking. Mamma Italia Ristorante, 139 Main St. #2, occupies plaza spa...

A controversial move to hold school on both Columbus and Veterans Day in Stamford is likely to be reversed because it will cost the district money. The Board of Education is expected to conduct a revote on the school calendar for the next two school years on Tuesday night that would bring both holidays back as days off for students and staff.  "Th...

North End restaurateurs protested the city’s outdoor dining rules, this time with multiple banners that hung across Hanover Street and a planned rally Wednesday the same week other neighborhoods in Boston would begin to be allowed to set up street dining for the season.  One banner seen Monday read “If you want a reservation for outdoor dining in t...

You might say Bostonians have tunnel vision when it comes to their dessert choices. While the city may have catapulted Boston Cream Pie into fame and it certainly runs on donuts (Dunkin’ or otherwise), the best cannoli in Boston remain a local delicacy. These filled pastry masterpieces of Italian origin are beloved by many, and actually are the top...

Fine Italian and upscale pizza are all the rage, and often in the same nook (Source and Gufo, to name two). But you can find old-school Italian comfort this side of the river too, in the long-established Gran Gusto and Trattoria Pulcinella. We’ve extolled the virtues of Gran Gusto (big fan of the O’Re truffle pizza), so we now shine the light on Pu...

The owners of Caffè Nero at Legacy Place in Dedham are hoping to bring a piece of Italy to Massachusetts. They're not just serving up coffee - they're offering customers wine as well. The original idea for Boston-based box wine Alileo was to honor someone special in the owners' lives. "We did it in honor of Antonio's mama, who we lost three years a...

A new Fall River restaurant caught the attention of city-goers after the owner paired their Grand Opening announcement with a friendly reminder to “be kind.” After battling breast cancer while simultaneously running a bartending school, Shannon Raposo feels grateful to see her dream of owning a restaurant come to life. The restaurant is still comin...

A prominent feature of the Brattleboro Water System is the Pleasant Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1909 and has become the main source of public water for the community. In September 1909, the Vermont Phoenix wrote, “Any person who has not visited the site of the reservoir which is being constructed in Pleasant Valley as a storage basin fo...

Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury is bringing the Connecticut Premiere of the poplar A Bronx Tale-The Musical to Waterbury starting on Friday, April 26. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, A Bronx Tale-The Musical tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young Italian-American boy growing up in the Bronx. Set in...

One of the finest exponents of rock blues in Italy, Zucchero brings his Greatest Hits World Tour, Overdose D’Amore to Boston. Performing for the first time at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, he invites you to join him in celebrating 40 years of his most memorable and loved hits. Zucchero’s 40-year career has seen more than 60 million records sold, in...

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) and the Italian Consulate General of Italy in Boston announced today an exchange program for educators in Vermont and Italy centered around food systems education and farm-to-school professional learning. The purpose of the exchange is to share agricultural knowledge and leve...