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By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Owners Matteo and Francesca Ronzio — who relocated earlier this year from Italy — are seeking to create an Italian dining experience very different from the Italian-American cuisine familiar to New Englanders.   Ronzio has no quarrel with dark restaurants that heavily rely on tomato sauce, but...

Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he bought out "USA Pizza," and renamed it Glenville Pizza. But the young entrepreneur was good with numbers, understood pizza making and already had h...

The city of Waterbury is starting its Columbus Day celebration a little early. Every October the city names an Italian-American as mayor for a day. He gets a small parade downtown, and a ceremony outside City Hall.   This year's honoree is John Sarlo. He served in the Korean War, spent years on the city council, and has supported every...

Sunday, June 22nd at 1pmNew Haven Long Wharf HarborNew Haven, Connecticut 06511 St. Andrew The Apostle Society will be hosting their annual Blessing of the Fleet in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle who was a fisherman. The Society would like to wish all the boaters and their families / friends a happy and safe boating season! Anyone interested in...

Il sogno a stelle e strisce di Giorgia Battisti non solo si è realizzato ma è diventato una piacevole e proficua quotidianità. Si sa, lo sport ad alto livello gola a qualsiasi atleta. Se poi si è una giocatrice di hockey cosa c’è meglio del Nordamerica? Nulla.   Ed ecco che quell’anno di stacco dalla scuola italiana per andare a fare un’espe...

By Terry Date Tom Zappala, 62, is back in the old Italian neighborhood this spring day dropping by the place where he grew up, home to memories that unfold on the pages in his book "Bless Me Sister."    It's a nostalgic and often humorous look back to the late 1950s and 1960s in a six-block area rich in Italian-American culture, a time...

Mayor Nick Isgro Friday pointed to a black and white photo on the wall of Napoli Italian Market. "This is my grandparents' first date," Isgro said, of the photo of his grandfather, Sam, and grandmother, Eleanor.   Another photo on the wall shows Sam, who was a Waterville city councilor many years ago, with Isgro's father, Jim, when Jim was a...

Parishioners of St. Joseph Church have their patron saint to thank for a sweet treat they indulge in just once a year. That would be zeppole, the rich Italian pastry churchgoers enjoyed Sunday in observance of St. Joseph's Feast Day, which occurred at the spring equinox on Saturday. Along with fathers, workers, the Archdiocese of Hartford and...

Gli organizzatori della conferenza annuale sul futuro dell'impresa italiana, ospitata dal MIT e dalla Harvard University, hanno scelto un titolo forte: "Wake Up, Italy!" ("Italia, svegliati!"). All'evento hanno preso parte tra gli altri il consigliere del ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico Alessandro Fusacchia, il direttore esecutivo di Agusta West...

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End's Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that's possible).   Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist's list of "Best Italia...

When you open the evening with a sparkling, dry Prosecco and close it with a silky Chianti Classico, you have two key ingredients for una magnifica festa d'Italia (a magificent Italian feast).   And so it was recently at Café UTEC (United Teed Equality Center) in downtown Lowell where Chef Sam Putnam, his culinary staff of young men and wome...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known for cutting-edge engineers, and Lamborghini is known for super cars. Just this week, the two paired up to ponder the future of an ultra-light, strong, and innovative automotive brand.   On Wednesday at the EmTech conference at MIT in Boston, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali sa...