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Saturday December 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm. San Marino Ristorante - 111 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06702.The Italian-American Democratic Club of Waterbury will host its annual holiday dinner party. A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to all persons who are active in the political arena, regardless of party affiliation, and is a way...

The Italian Center of Stamford (IC) has hired John Gervasi as the Director of Catering for their catering and banquet department, Serafina at the IC. “I am excited to join the talented team at this beautiful facility,” said Gervasi. “My goal is to take Serafina at the IC to the next level by expanding our menu selection and enhancing our offerings...

Dalla sinergia fra FUA – Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence, la High School of Fashion Industries di New York City e con la gradita partecipazione dell’Ufficio Istruzione del Consolato Generale di New York, nella persona della Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri, nasce il Corso di Aggiornamento di Lingua Italiana e Did...

“He was here to dream, and I said 'OK, let's dream together,'” recalls Professor Mircea Dincă of his first encounter with Automobili Lamborghini Head of Development Riccardo Parenti in February 2017. Two years later, the team is celebrating its first major collaborative victory by filing a joint patent. The new patented material was synthesized by...

A new Boothbay Harbor pizzeria will have a distinct Italian flavor. Ports Pizzeria was officially opened Nov. 11 at 28 Union St. by two Italians with decades of experience in the food industry. Sante Calandri has owned Ports of Italy since 2010 and has brought Francesco Mazzone from New York City to Boothbay Harbor as his partner.  Calandri decided...

A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it and police are investigating. The statue was splashed with red paint Oct. 14, wh...

The Italian Thanksgiving in New England was and still is a piece de resistance – a masterpiece of Italian and American cooking. It’s also a result of Italian cooks who successfully resisted do-gooders trying to Americanize their food habits. An Italian Thanksgiving in the Italian cities like Waterbury, Conn., or Providence, R.I., or Revere, Mass.,...

Rhode Island's queen of food, Gail Ciampa, always knows what’s cooking, from innovative new restaurants to old favorites. Here’s a little more about her, including how she landed the coveted position of Journal food editor. (She also has her own food-centric newsletter, which you can sign up for at providencejournal.com/newsletters.) How long have...

Evviva Trattoria, an Italian restaurant chain with locations in Westford and Marlborough, recently announced that it's opening a third location on Dec. 2 on Ledgeview Way in Wrentham. Alongside its grand opening, the restaurant will serve a new menu at all locations. The grand opening at 15 Ledgeview Way will start at 4 p.m. The 6,000-square-foot r...

Jerry Padula currently serves as a Staff Attorney at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. A native of the Town Plot section of Waterbury, Connecticut, he is proud of his Italian roots and his neighborhood.  In fact, he lives in the same three-family home purchased in 1912 by his Ponzillo great-grandparents shortly after their immigrat...

The team behind Stratford's newest dining establishment, La Fortuna Bar & Restaurant, hopes to offer customers a blend of Italian comfort food and modern culinary technique. The business opened Monday in the space once occupied by Stella's Restaurant at Oronoque Shopping Plaza, and celebrated last week with a ribbon cutting Friday. "The food is goi...

Italian Singer Carmen Consoli recently visited fourth graders at the Eliot School in Boston’s North End. The students have been learning about her musical legacy in Mr. M’s music classes as well as in Italian classes with Maestra Grasso and Maestra Pisani. Consoli answered questions from the students about her career, during which she has released...