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Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has left Boston's WHDH 7, New England One has confirmed. Cheryl has been with WHDH, which recently lost its NBC affiliation, since January 2014. She is the latest on-air talent to leave WHDH, which has lost ten others over the last 18 months.   An award-winning broadcast journalist, Cheryl was most...

Road to Valor is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and who, between his Tour victories, secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. "This thoroughly documented biography is both inspiring and immensely enjoyable." - Publishers Weekly &nbs...

By Devra First There are a lot of things I expected to write about when reviewing Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, celebrity chef Mario Batali's 8,700-square-foot restaurant on the South Boston waterfront. Whether the pizza is good. It is! Except when it's not.   One of the most mysterious features of Babbo Pizzeria is its inability to produc...

by Dana Hatic   The frog family is expanding: Brad Brown of The Blue Frog Bakery has plans to open La Rana Rossa Pizzeria in the old Cafe Bartlett Square space, according to Jamaica Plain News. The name of the pizza place means "the red frog" in Italian, and will be a full-blown expansion of Brown's pop-up pizza concept he has debuted at the...

by Daniel Victor   Most of the United States knows the second Monday of October, a federal holiday since 1934, as Columbus Day. Because of a national debate about whetherChristopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who landed on American shores, is worthy of celebration, Brown University has instead called the holiday Fall Weekend since 2...

In its 100th year, the annual feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has found ways to keep people coming back year after year. Even those who haven't lived in the city for decades, like Kelly L. Parody, said the Italian festival was a required stop. On Friday, the Florida resident lined up to buy a bag of sweetened fried dough, also known as a Fri...

The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall on 309 S. Main Street, Waterbury. Current and prospective members from Waterbury and the 18 surrounding towns are invited to attend. Contact waterburyunico@yahoo.com for questions. UNICO was founded in 1922 in Waterbury, by a...

The Department of Romance Studies seeks Lecturer in Italian (benefits-eligible, 2/3 fulltime equivalent) to teach four language courses per year beginning 2013–2014;additional administrative duties required. This position requires proven, effective teaching skills, at least an MA, and native or near-native competency in Italian. This position, w...

by M.E. Jones   DEVENS -- Rhode Island native and Williams College alumnus Anne Marie Reardon has been researching Italian POWS in Massachusetts, and Devens, during World War II. The topic, presented at a meeting of the Devens Museum Board of Trustees, ties into her studies as a graduate student at Brandies University, where she is pursuing...

Paul Ursino, 65, is retiring after almost four decades running Salem Food Store on Moody Street. With its deli counter, freezers, and well-stocked Italian pantry items, Salem Food Store specialized in imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty pastas, coffee, Italian bread, and handmade ricotta and sausages, produced locally.   The store had s...

One of the only things that can help salvage the "end of summer heartache" is the hearty food that accompanies the cooler temps of fall.   As we move away from light and fresh salads and fish we turn our attention to pasta and other belly-warming foods. We set out to find 5 tasty pasta dishes for you to try and came back with these...  ...

Earlier today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's B&B Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space on Boston's Fan Pier and got one step closer to realizing a long anticipated Boston location. Construction will begin within the next few weeks; the restaurant will open in winter 2014.   Unlike B&BHG's New York City flagship, Babbo Risto...