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by Eric Convey   Forget the white tablecloths and some features from the old menu. Big changes are underway at Papa Razzi, the longtime Boston-area restaurant chain known for good, if predictable, Italian food served in semi-formal surroundings. Newport Restaurant Group, which bought the chain two years ago, is reintroducing locations o...

It is almost time for the annual parade, great food and Italian heritage celebration on Federal Hill on Columbus Day Weekend. Considered the 'Heart beat of Providence" the Hill offers visitors "charm, warmth and hospitality dating back to the traditions of Italian immigrants who the fabric and character of the Hill for so long." The Association is...

Everett Public Schools, MassachusettsJob Description: The teacher is responsible for instructing the children in an all inclusive classroom setting. The teacher is responsible for planning and assessment of the curriculum based on differentiated instruction to maximize the learning experience for all children. All of the instructed curric...

An archive of author Mario Puzo's papers that includes multiple drafts of "The Godfather" novel and movie screenplay has sold at auction for $625,000. RR Auction of Boston announced that the 45-box archive sold Thursday to a bidder from the U.S. who wishes to remain anonymous.   "The Godfather" material included thousands of pages, note...

After a delightful trip to the New Haven Little Italy, our next stop is a neighborhood in South Hartford, Connecticut. This neighborhood's main strip runs for about a quarter of a mile along along Franklin Avenue.   Underlying our journey is one major curiosity. Coming from Brooklyn, where all of the Italian neighborhoods throughout our enti...

Terra Ristorante, a renowned Northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenwich opened a new restaurant Jan. 10 in Danbury. Over 25 years ago, founder and owner, Ramze Zakka, opened Terra Restaurant, the first of his eight eateries, to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and i...

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. is sponsoring its Second Annual Golf Tournament on July 13, 2013. The tournament will take place at St. Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills, MA. If you are a golfer, mark this date on your calendar and spread the word. We are also looking for volunteers to help out in all phases of...

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc., is offering Italian language classes for adults this Fall.   A Beginner I level class will be offered on Monday nights and will run from Sept.8, through Nov. 17. A Beginner II level class will be offered on Tuesday nights and will run from Sept. 9, through Nov. 18.   Read mo...

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, a...

While visiting Italy in 2005, photographer Margot Balboni was struck by the beauty of an 18th-century Neapolitan presepe (nativity scene) at the Cosma Damiano in Rome.   The figurines were elaborately clothed and the tale told was more than the narrowly focused story of the baby Jesus in a manger with Mary and Joseph by his side, as is more...

When it comes to lavish rooms and ornate interiors, the more-is-more approach taken by the designers of this home has made for an extra-unique property.   Now on the market for just under $2.5 million, 24 Atlantic Avenue in Cohasset is a Tuscan-style villa designed by Henry Pennell, whose works include the Nave at Trinity Church, and Boston'...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentaz...