NEWS FROM : NEW ENGLAND  

Apparently, Mario Motta has a successful medical career: Not only is he an established practicing cardiologist but he has also been the president of the Massachusetts Medical Association for many years. Yet he does not talk about it much.   Actually, asking him about his job can be a somewhat frustrating Q&A, where the A is usually a bri...

By George Roelofsen   North Haven's Wine Press is an Italian-American, family-owned business that teaches people how to turn grapes into wine. The owner, Ray Iannucci, was born in New Haven after his parents immigrated from Italy.   He started making wine in 1994 and opened the Wine Press in 2008. "When I was a kid I helped...

by Jeff Gebeau Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor of the orchestra, the opera and Greve-In-Chianti, the Itali...

È sabato 10 ottobre. Una bella giornata di sole, oggi, dopo l'acquazzone di ieri sera. La temperatura s'e' abbassata, l'aria fresca. Tira un po' di vento mentre ci rechiamo a Port Authority, Mario Fratti ed io, a prendere l'autobus per Boston. Come sempre un formicaio quel terminal, con gente che va e viene in un mondo sotterraneo dove s'arriva e s...

Join us on Saturday May 28, 2016 for the return of the Methuen Sons of Italy 5k road race! Beginning at 11:00am from the Methuen Sons of Italy at 459 Merrimack Street in Methuen, shirts to the first 200 registered, post race refreshments, cash prizes to first 3 male and female finishers and awards across all ages groups to 80+, Military Division (a...

Fitchburg State University Professor Teresa Fava Thomas will present a program on migration from Italy to Central Massachusetts at The Gardner Museum on Thursday, May 12. The presentation will explore traditional life in the mountains above Venice, Italy, and the reasons why people migrated to Central Massachusetts between 1880 and 1920. The talk...

Piacenze is a restaurant located on Route 100 in West Dover. This is Italian food you don't take out. Sit and enjoy anyone of the many homemade pastas. I had the gnocchi with braised lamb cheeks and lamb prosciutto that I was supposed to share with my husband, but didn't. My antipasti was the white bean escarole, and with the first taste I was...

Master tailor Luigi Firmani and wife Norina left Italy in 1955 seeking the American Dream. Speaking on the eve of retirement after 47 years on Pleasant Street, the couple says they found it in Malden."The American Dream is good, if you are healthy, young and aggressive," he said. "You have to love to work. If you don't love to work, you'd better go...

Pete Fontaine As part of the La Madonna della Difesa Feast this weekend, the café at Our Lady of Grace Church will open today at 5 p.m., featuring an Italian-American menu that will expand as the week goes on.   The four-day event is held annually the first weekend of September at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road in Johnsto...

Michael Caira contributed a great deal to the Wilmington community over his decades as Town Manager. And next month he will be honored for his countless hours of service.   The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, announced recently that it will honor Caira and other leaders in the Italian-Americ...

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane C.A.S.IT., Inc. will host its very first "Casino Night" Fundraiser. It will be held at Spinelli's Function Facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m.   During the Casino Night you will be able to enjoy a real casino experience with tables of R...

By Ken Borsuk   Together in spirit but separated by an ocean, residents and relatives of Rose, Italy, and Greenwich celebrated the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday. More than 40 Greenwich residents arrived at the old convent building at St. Michael Church on North Street for the second annual celebration of the patron saint of Rose, near...