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Maria Tamburri, Chair of the National Organization of Italian American Women announced that Patricia “Pat” Tinto, a long-term Connecticut Region member, has been named President of NOIAW’s National Board of Directors. The daughter of Italian immigrants and first-generation college graduate, Pat has served as the President of NOIAW’s Connecticut Reg...

Boston loves Italian food, and there’s no better neighborhood to find the stuff than the North End. In this hub of marinara, an eater can find handmade ricotta gnocchi, pizza Margherita, arancini, veal saltimbocca, and so much more. The old Italian proverb “chi mangia bene, vive bene” (which translates roughly to “those who eat well, live well”) is...

There’s no doubt about it, “The Shops at Quonset Point” is a busy place. There’s hustle and bustle aplenty; and folks are coming and going at this attractive shopping plaza anchored by both Dave’s Marketplace and Kohls. But this has always been a busy spot — prior to the plaza, this location was home to one of the largest all-wooden office building...

Frank Stella's name means star in Italian, and for decades that was the problem, the reason he stopped making them. "When I started out, I didn't really want to hear about, 'My name was Stella and I made a shape painting of a star.'" But then, computer design technology came along, and 3-D printing. Suddenly the star had possibilities. "It's pretty...

Michele Romeo, chitarrista siciliano, compositore, arrangiatore, music producer, ha da poco completato la sua laurea triennale in Professional Music al Berklee College e già lavora al suo terzo album, che lo vede impegnato sia nella scrittura musicale che nella produzione. Aveva dieci anni quando Michele inizia a suonare la chitarra con il maestro...

An experienced businesswoman, avid snowboarder and born-and-raised New Jersey girl, Alex Morano is bringing the taste of her home state to Essex Junction. This Friday, April 2, Morano is opening the doors of The Food Bar, a new restaurant on Park Street offering the food of an Italian deli and the atmosphere of a cocktail bar. The menu is brimming...

About a month ago, espresso connoisseurs Lory and Max Arietti opened the doors to their new coffee shop, Cafe Italia, which is located in North Conway Village. This is not the first business these two entrepreneurs have owned in the Mount Washington Valley. This power couple moved here from Turin, Italy, several years ago. In 2017, they purchased T...

A year from now, a new monument surrounded by four panels that trace the story of Italian immigration to the city starting in the late 19th century should be in place as a unified reflection on their contributions to New Haven. “We have learned so much about ourselves and each other,” William Iovanne Jr., chairman of the large Wooster Square Monume...

What makes a perfect Italian sub? Is it the softness of the bread? The ratio of salami to mortadella? The banana peppers? The anticipation you feel when your go-to sub guy hands over the gargantuan sandwich, wrapped in flimsy paper and slightly damp with olive oil? There are variations on an Italian sub, but in its most basic form it features a lon...

In researching restaurants that have disappeared from Rhode Island over the past 40-plus years, I have noticed that many of them were in and around the airport. Bertucci’s is the exception. The popular Italian/brick oven pizza restaurant at 1946 Post Road in Warwick replaced Ned Grace’s Monterey back in the late ’70s and has been packing them in ev...

Get your appetites ready, the Bravo Italiano Festival is likely to return to North Country this year.  The event that draws thousands to the Watertown fairgrounds arena for fried dough, Italian cookies, pasta, bocce ball and more is now in the planning phases for 2021. This is following the cancellation of the full event for the first time in the f...

In contrast to their present-day placement at the conservative end of the political spectrum, Italian Americans once played an under-appreciated role in the “Old Left” progressive movement. Such was the thrust of a recent presentation by Dr. Gerald Meyer, author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician (1902-1954) to the New Haven Public Library. Th...