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Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club'...

The Venice Ghetto: 500 Years of Life. Film at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto - Thursday, May 12, 5:30 pm - Museum of Fine Arts - 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Click here for more information   The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charmi...

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce awarded Roberto's Restaurant, Monroe, Business of The Year for 2016, during the Chamber's recent Annual Meeting. The award is given every year to the business that not only supports the community but other businesses in town as well. It is a true example of a successful and responsible business.   In 1982, Luig...

By Derek Carson Since he was 17 years old, Scott Sanfilippo wanted to open a pasta shop. Now he'll finally get that chance. Sanfilippo is the owner of DiBuono Homemade Ravioli, which, should everything go according to plan, will be opening on Main Street in mid-February, just in time for Valentine's Day. The pasta shop will sell homemade froz...

Sponsored by the Saint Joseph Society of Boston July 28th—30th, 2013 Saint Joseph Society - 467 Hanover Street - Boston, MA 02133 - (617) 720-1368   Begun in 1925, the St. Joseph Feast is an annual authentic festival in the North End featuring processions, parades, strolling singers, marching bands, live entertainment and th...

by Stephen Peterson   It has sat empty for several years, but plans are to reopen a new restaurant/lounge at the site of the former Villa Capri off Route 1A. Joseph F. Frisoni Jr. of Foxboro has bought the property and plans to open a 168-seat Italian/American restaurant called Angelina's as soon as December. Selectmen Tuesday night ap...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

The first North End procession of the season was held on Sunday June 1st, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Starting at Saint Leonard Church, devotees marched with the Italian American Band through the neighborhood streets.   In 1905, a group of ten immigrants from Anzano, Italy founded the Madonna di Anzano Society that continues today. The i...

Coro-Dante Christmas Concert The All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri SocietyDirected by Kevin Galiè, M.M., J.D. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 PM 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge   American Premiere of Arturo Cadore's "Natale"An Italian Operetta Plus traditional Italian carols Free and open to the public Donations grate...

Impressing dinner party guests with homemade, high-quality dishes such as fried calamari, ricotta pie and baked stuffed lobster just got a whole lot easier. That's because Saugus resident Angela Maraia is sharing her collection of 300 mouthwatering recipes in her first-ever cookbook, titled "My Mother and Me." The 329-page book is dedicated to Mar...

by Devra First   Sibling relationships can be so complicated. Conveniently located near South Station, Italian restaurant Sorriso was always overshadowed by sister restaurant Les Zygomates, setting French food to live jazz just a few doors away.   When new owners took over last year, they rebranded one, not the other. Les Zygomates is...

Fattoria di Limone announces the availability of their Limoncello Original Liqueur in the state of Massachusetts. Fattoria di Limone Limoncello Original Liqueur is a lemon-flavored beverage made in small batches from regionally-sourced natural ingredients, mostly within New York State, following a classic Italian recipe.   The company has pa...